Eumundi Conservation Park Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: Photo: Maxime Coquard © Qld Govt

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not allowed in Eumundi Conservation 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.

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

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

    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 should alert other trail users when approaching.

    Follow the trail give-way code:

    • Be careful and courteous.
    • Cyclists must give-way to walkers and horseriders, and alert others when approaching them.
    • Walkers must give-way to horses.

    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. Some trails include short steep sections—see map for details.

    Easy—wide trail, natural surface, gentle gradient, some obstacles.

    • No bushwalking experience required.
    • For beginner mountain bikers with basic mountain-bike skills.
    • For novice horseriders and experienced horses with basic skills and fitness.

    Intermediate—wide trail, natural surface, moderate slope, some obstacles.

    • Some bushwalking experience recommended.
    • For skilled mountain bikers.
    • For experienced horseriders and horses with moderate skills and fitness.
    The dam on the Blackbutt trail is a scenic place for a break. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS Volunteer.

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

    Blackbutt trail

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Geebung circuit

    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

    Distance:From Seib Road gate entrance: 4km return.
    From Eumundi Road gate entrance: 6.1km return via Blackbutt and Geebung circuits (Intermediate grade trails)
    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

    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.

    Please read the Staying safe section and guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.