Dularcha National Park Sunshine Coast

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About Dularcha

    Park features

    Dularcha National Park’s historic railway tunnel, built in 1891, is one of only two tunnels built along the old North Coast Line between Brisbane and Gympie. Today this 93.5m long curved tunnel provides a dark and suitably protected site for seasonal roosting by a variety of small bats, including large-footed myotis.

    The first section of this park was declared in 1921 to ensure steam train passengers would have beautiful views of Queensland’s majestic forest. Eucalypt forests and riparian areas with flooded gums, cabbage tree palms and rainforest plants feature here and provide habitats for a diversity of wildlife. Birdwatchers will enjoy the diversity of birds along the trails early and late in the day.

    Shared trails enable walkers, mountain bike riders and horse riders to explore the park's natural and historic features.

    Looking after the park

    Protect the natural environment and help ensure the survival of native plants and animals living here, by following these guidelines.

    • Everything within national parks and forests is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Care for roosting bats—avoid disturbing them and walk quietly through the tunnel.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
    • Stay on the track. Do not cut corners or create new tracks.
    • Take rubbish home with you as no bins are provided.
    • Obey signs and safety notices.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The department manages this park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    Tourism information links

    Visit Sunshine Coast
    ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
    email visit@visitsunshinecoast.com

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.