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About Eumundi Regional Park

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Getting there and getting around

The park is located on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and within a few minutes drive from Eumundi township.

There are three major access points into the park—Eumundi–Noosa Road gate entrance; Seib Road/Verrierdale Forest Road gate entrance and North Arm–Yandina Creek Road gate entrance. There are no formal car park areas.

Access within the park is by walking, mountain bike and horse riding.

Maps

Park features

Shared trails are the width of forest roads. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Shared trails are the width of forest roads. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Dry open forest, tall wet eucalypt forests and small pockets of rainforest feature here. These forests provide an important refuge and corridor for wildlife in an increasingly urbanised environment.

The park has timber-getting history, beginning in the late 1800s when Eumundi township was settled. Large trees including cedar, beech and pine, blackbutt and tallowwood were felled here and milled in two sawmills in the town area. Logging ceased in 1996 and Eumundi Regional Park was declared in 2009 to protect the forest and wildlife that depends on it.

Camping and accommodation

Camping

Camping is not allowed in Eumundi Regional Park.

Nearby parks and forests including Fraser Island, Great Sandy National ParkConondale National ParkJimna State Forest and Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area offer diverse opportunities for coastal and forest camping.

Other accommodation

There is a wide range of holiday accommodation nearby, including camping and caravan parks, in and around the Sunshine Coast.

For more information see the tourism information links.

Things to do

Watch out for other trail users. Although the trails are forest road width, you never know what is around the corner. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Watch out for other trail users. Although the trails are forest road width, you never know what is around the corner. Photo: Ross Naumann.

The dam on the Blackbutt trail is a scenic place for a break. Photo: Ross Naumann.

The dam on the Blackbutt trail is a scenic place for a break. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Pockets of rainforest feature in wet gullies on the Geebung circuit. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Pockets of rainforest feature in wet gullies on the Geebung circuit. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Daviesia umbellulata flowers in the open forest understorey. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Daviesia umbellulata flowers in the open forest understorey. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Banksia and casuarina seeds provide for yellow-tailed black cockatoos. Photo: Liz Naumann.

Banksia and casuarina seeds provide for yellow-tailed black cockatoos. Photo: Liz Naumann.

Shared trails

Walkers, mountain bike riders and horseriders can explore this valuable wildlife habitat on shared trails through dry open forests on the hills and moist tall eucalypt forests and sheltered rainforests along the creeks and gullies.

When using these trails be considerate and slow down when approaching other users. Bike riders alert other trail users when approaching.

Maps

Trail standards

The majority of trails are forest road width. Use trail classifications to choose trails that suit your group’s ability and fitness.

  • Easy—wide trail, natural surface, gentle gradient, some obstacles. For novice riders and experienced horses with basic skills and fitness. For beginner mountain bikers with basic mountain-bike skills.
  • Intermediate—wide trail, natural surface, moderate slope, some obstacles. Some trails include short steep sections—see map for details. For experienced riders and horses with moderate skills and fitness. For skilled mountain bike riders. Some bushwalking experience recommended.
Blackbutt trail (Intermediate)

Distance: 2.3km one way from Eumundi Road gate to Seib Road gate entrance.

Details:
This trail passes through open eucalypt forest with a grassy understorey. Common trees include blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis, pink bloodwood Corymbia intermedia, tallowwood Eucalyptus microcorys and brush box Lophostemon confertus.

The old cattle yard and dam are a great place to stop for a snack and to water horses. An alternative western loop to this trail gives variety for the return trip.

Geebung circuit (Intermediate)

Distance:
From Seib Road gate entrance: 3.6km return circuit.
From Eumundi Road gate entrance: 6.1km return circuit.
From North Arm gate entrance: 9.3km return circuit.

Details:
Explore the hills, creeks and gullies along this trail through tall eucalypt forest, rainforest and open forest. Some areas have pockets of wet eucalypt forest featuring tree species such as turpentine Syncarpia glomulifera, flooded gum Eucalyptus grandis, tallowwood Eucalyptus microcorys and brush box Lophostemon confertus.

Figbird trail (Easy)

Distance:
From Seib Road gate entrance: 4km return.
From Eumundi Road gate entrance: 3.2km return.
From North Arm gate entrance: 10.1km return.

Details:
Travel through open forest and wet eucalypt forest on this trail. From the end of the trail you can return the way you came or continue back using the Geebung circuit.

Ironbark trail (Easy) (includes a 500m link track on Sunshine Coast Council land)

Distance:
From Seib Road gate to North Arm gate: 5.1km one way.
From Eumundi gate via the Blackbutt trail and then Ironbark trail to North Arm gate: 6.6km one way.

Details:
Grassy open forests are the most common plant community along this trail. Vine forest with hoop pine, Araucaria cunninghamii, grows in sheltered creeks and gullies.

A small section of the Ironbark trail can be wet as it passes through swamp paperbark, Melaleuca quinquenervia, woodland. Swamp box, Lophostemon suaveolens, and pink bloodwood, Corymbia intermedia, also grow in this area with a grassy understorey.

Things to know before you go

Essentials to bring

  • Bring adequate drinking water, a first-aid kit, insect repellent and a mobile phone.
  • For walking wear suitable shoes, sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt.
Opening hours

For your safety, walk in Eumundi Regional Park in daylight hours only.

Permits and fees

Large groups and commercial users will need to obtain an organised event or commercial activity permit.

If you intend conducting a commercial tour, wedding, school excursion or scientific research in Eumundi Regional Park, a permit may be required. Contact us for further information.

Pets

Domestic animals are not permitted in Eumundi Regional Park.

Climate and weather

Eumundi Regional Park enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 21–29°C in summer and 10–21°C in winter.

For more information see the tourism information links.

Staying safe

Ride in small groups and wear appropriate gear. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Ride in small groups and wear appropriate gear. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Horseriders on the Ironbark trail. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Horseriders on the Ironbark trail. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Take care

  • Plan ahead—let a responsible person know where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Carry a mobile phone and first-aid kit and know how to use it.
  • Stay on the track and obey all safety and warning signs.
  • Do not walk or ride alone.
  • Explore in daylight hours only.
  • Wear adequate sun and insect protection and carry enough drinking water.

Ride safely

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Plan ahead, ride within your ability and according to trail conditions.
  • Avoid riding in large groups—keep groups to fewer than 12.
  • Avoid riding during and after rain when trails are soft, wet and muddy.
  • Bike riders avoid skidding and sliding around turns—this damages trails and may result in collision with other trail users and injury.

In an emergency

In an emergency phone Triple Zero (000).

If you have difficulty connecting to Triple Zero (000) from your mobile phone, try dialling 112.

For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

Looking after the park

Stay on trails to protect slender sun orchids and other delicate plants that grow in the open forest understorey. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Stay on trails to protect slender sun orchids and other delicate plants that grow in the open forest understorey. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Eumundi Regional Park is an important wildlife refuge for many species including the lace monitor pictured. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Eumundi Regional Park is an important wildlife refuge for many species including the lace monitor pictured. Photo: Ross Naumann.

Eumundi Regional Park protects natural bushland that provides an important refuge and corridor for wildlife in an increasingly urbanised environment.

Help protect valuable wildlife habitat:

  • Stay on designated trails—shortcutting causes erosion and damages vegetation.
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • Horseriders—rest horses for short periods only to minimise soil erosion and compaction. Do not allow horses to graze on park vegetation.
  • Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks. Everything within the park is protected.
  • Obey signs and safety notices.

Limit the spread of weeds by:

  • Ensuring your clothes, shoes, bike, horses’ coats, hooves, equipment and floats are clean and free of seeds before park visits.
  • Avoid walking and riding through patches of weeds especially if they are seeding.
  • Horseriders—provide horses with weed-free, good quality, processed feed for at least 48 hours before entering the park.

Become a volunteer

Park volunteers undertake weed eradication work and other activities to help look after the park. Send an email  to find out more about how you can help.

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

Parkyn’s Hut Information Centre
www.visitnoosa.com.au
Poinciana Ave Tewantin Qld 4565
Phone: (07) 5449 7353
Email:

Noosa Visitor Information Centre
www.visitnoosa.com.au
Hastings Street, Noosa Heads (opposite the roundabout) Qld 4567
Phone: (07) 5430 5000 or 13000 NOOSA (66672)
Email:  

Noosa Marina Information Centre
www.visitnoosa.com.au 
Parkyn Court, Noosa Harbour Marine Village
Tewantin, Noosa Heads Qld 4567
Phone: (07) 5430 5000
Email:  

Noosa National Park Information Centre
Managed by the Noosa Parks Association
Located within Noosa National Park beside the Park Road entrance car park
Open from 9.15 am to 4.45 pm, seven days a week.
Phone: (07) 5447 3522

Visit Sunshine Coast
www.visitsunshinecoast.com
ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
email
Visit Sunshine Coast manages accredited Visitor Information Centres across the Sunshine Coast that provide a range of local and regional tourist brochures and information, as well as a tour, attraction and accommodation booking service.

  • 198 Main Road, Montville
  • Settler's Rotary Park, Bruce Parade, corner of Reed Street, Glass House Mountains
  • 7 Caloundra Road, Caloundra
  • 77 Bulcock Street, Caloundra
  • Cnr Melrose Parade and Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree (Maroochydore)
  • Cnr First Ave and Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba
  • Tickle Park, David Low Way, Coolum Beach
  • Arrivals Terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Drive, Mudjimba

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

Further information

QPWS Information Centre (Tewantin)
Sunshine and Fraser Coast Region
240 Moorindil Street, Tewantin, QLD 4565
Open 7 days 8am–4pm except Christmas Day
Phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68).  Mobile charges may apply.

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Last updated
28 October 2016