Tall, stately rose gums more than a century old remain along Crediton Loop Road. Crediton is one of few areas in northern Queensland that you can see these beautiful trees. The forest also contains relics of gold mining exploration during the 1880s.
Quiet country roads and farming communities here provide country charm. Just outside the state forest, Crediton Hall is a key feature of the area. It has brought this small community together for more than 60 years. In its early days, the hall was both a classroom and community hall. Today, it's part of the recreation reserve and serves as a camping area for weary walkers and travellers.
Following old forestry tracks through Crediton State Forest's open woodland, you can continue south to enjoy the cool breezes and open outlooks of Denham Range camping area.
Looking after the park
Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help keep these places special during your stay.
- Be pest and weed free! Clean all walking and camping gear and vehicles before arriving at Crediton State Forest. Dirt on tyres, walking boots, tents, tent pegs and other items can carry harmful diseases—a major threat to plants and animals. Check gear and clothing (including pockets and Velcro) for seeds, parts of plants, eggs, insects, spiders, lizards, mice and rats that could be brought with you when you visit.
- Stay on the walking tracks. Taking shortcuts causes erosion and damages vegetation.
- Dogs are allowed during the day in Crediton State Forest providing they are kept on a leash and under control at all times.
- Never feed or leave food for animals—you might be bitten or scratched. Let animals find their own food. Our foods can be harmful.
- Pack strong rubbish bags for storing rubbish during your journey. Take all rubbish home with you. Carry a small container for cigarette butts.
- Always use a fuel stove to reduce fire danger.
- Carry a trowel and toilet paper to use where there are no facilities. Bury toilet waste at least 15cm below the ground and 100m from water. Clip-seal bags are handy for carrying sanitary items to dispose of after your walk.
See the guidelines in caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Crediton State Forest is managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
- Planning for the future: a strategic plan for the protection and presentation of parks and forests in the Mackay Highlands .
Tourism information links
For information about activities, tours and accommodation in this region, see www.mackayregion.com.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.