Good Night Scrub National Park Bundaberg

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

About Good Night Scrub

    Park features

    Good Night Scrub National Park protects an intact remnant of once extensive hoop pine rainforest in the hilly country of the Burnett Valley. Most of this 6,680ha park is dry vine scrub and vine thicket with tall hoop pines emerging above the forest. Distinctive bottle trees and crows ash are also common. The rest of the park is dry open forest featuring spotted gum, forest red gum and narrow-leaved red ironbark.

    According to local folklore, the scrub was so thick that people could not walk or ride through it. If cattle escaped into the scrub, you could “kiss your cattle goodnight”.

    Good Night Scrub has a long history of logging, both hard and softwood, stretching back to the early 1900s. The history of logging included timber workers living on the park and a well-established Forestry Office with workshop and accommodation set up at the base of One Tree Hill.

    Good Night Scrub is the last known sighting of the presumed extinct paradise parrot. Part of the park was flooded by the construction of Paradise Dam on the Burnett River in 2005.

    Looking after the park

    Remember, everything in the park (living or dead) is protected. Do not interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks. Help care for the Good Night Scrub National Park by:

    • limiting the spread of weeds by ensuring clothes, shoes, walking and camping gear, and vehicles are clean and free of seeds before arriving at the park.
    • storing food away from foraging wildlife and not feeding wildlife—human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
    • taking your rubbish away for appropriate disposal—do not bury rubbish in the park.
    • burying all toilet waste (and paper) at least 50cm deep and 100m from water courses and tracks.
    • not using soaps in the waterways to prevent pollution.
    • not driving on firetrails and lesser tracks in wet conditions as this can cause considerable damage to them.

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

    Park management

    Good Night Scrub was first gazetted as a National Park in 1998 and is managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    Tourism information links

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre
    36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg East QLD 4670
    ph (07) 4153 8888 or 1300 722 099
    fax (07) 4151 2527

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.