Brooyar State Forest Sunshine Coast

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Things to do

    Glastonbury Creek is a feature beside the camping area.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Sandstone cliffs at Brooyar.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    During summer the silky oak trees flower beside the camping area.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Track to Eagles Nest abseiling site.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    When abseiling, only use approved numbered anchor points provided.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Abseiling at Point Pure.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camp near the banks of Glastonbury Creek. Toilets, fire rings and non-potable water are provided. You need to bring drinking water and if you plan to use the fire rings, clean-milled firewood.

    The camping area is also suitable for caravans and motor-homes, using the southern entrance roads only (via the Gympiee–Woolooga Road, Diggins Road and Greendale Road; access route includes sections of unsealed roads).

    High tension powerlines cross 40m above this camping area.

    Dogs on leashes at all times are allowed.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options. For other camping opportunities visit nearby Amamoor State Forest.

    Other accommodation

    There are several privately-run camping areas, guesthouses, lodges and bed and breakfasts in and around the towns of Kilkivan, Goomeri and Gympie.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Point Pure lookout

    Grade 3

    Distance: 300m return

    Time: allow 15min walking time

    Details: A short walk leads to the lookout at the top of sandstone cliffs from the car park. Take care by staying on the track, remaining behind barriers and supervising children closely.

    The lookout offers views over hoop pine plantations and mature rainforest with emergent hoop pines. Beyond the plantations, Glastonbury Creek can be seen winding through grazing country.

    Driving

    Go for a four-wheel-drive scenic drive through the forest, stopping to enjoy the view from Point Pure lookout. Open forests dominated by spotted gums are a feature along this road.

    Most of the Brooyar State Forest road network is suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only. Access for conventional vehicles is only from the southern entrance on Greendale Road to the Glastonbury Creek camping area.

    Abseiling and rockclimbing

    Abseiling and rockclimbing enthusiasts and authorised groups with qualified leaders can apply their skills on the bluffs at Brooyar's Point Pure and Eagles Nest abseiling sites.

    Rockclimbing and abseiling opportunities are suitable for experienced and suitably equipped people only—and those under their direct supervision.

    Preparation for these activities must only be conducted behind the safety fence.

    People who are not abseiling or rockclimbing need to stay behind the safety fence and well back from the cliff edges.

    For abseiling and rockclimbing safety:

    • Assess the site for hazards and suitability for your experience and skill level, and those in your group.
    • Check weather conditions.
    • Placing bolts or artificial anchors is prohibited.
    • Only use numbered anchor points provided (marked with yellow and red numbers).
    • Do not interfere with fixed equipment on the cliff.
    • Do not anchor to trees, fences or other structures.
    • Wear a helmet, harness and appropriate footwear and clothing.
    • Use ropes and protective equipment designed for abseiling.
    • Look out for climbers below.
    • Carry emergency communication equipment and a first-aid kit.
    • Never climb alone.
    • Tell a responsible person where and when you plan to abseil or rock climb.

    When abseiling or climbing, minimise vegetation disturbance to protect the area from erosion and the introduction of pest plant species.