Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Imbil State Forest has magnificent forests, deep gorges, spectacular views, walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Enjoy a romantic getaway at Imbil State Forest... without breaking the budget!

So you want to lavish your significant other with a deluxe weekend away but you’re strapped for cash, we’ve all been there. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Five reasons ‘little campers’ love Imbil State Forest!

Camping with kids may seem like a daunting prospect, but at Imbil State Forest, in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland, we’ve got you covered. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

About Imbil

    Park features

    This area features the large Charlie Moreland camping area beside Little Yabba Creek—it is a great place to camp and explore the creek and forests on walking tracks and forest roads. Luxuriant rainforest, tall eucalypt forest, mosaics of plantation forest, boulder-strewn creeks and spectacular scenery make this area well worth a visit.

    The diverse forests provide homes for a wonderful variety of wildlife including more than 120 species of birds and many mammals. The threatened and seldom-seen yellow-bellied glider lives in the open forest.

    Imbil State Forest adjoins Conondale National Park, where there are more walks (including the 56km Conondale Range Great Walk), waterfalls and other features to see.

    Looking after the park

    Help protect our natural environment by practicing minimal impact recreation.

    Take all your rubbish out of the forest and dispose of it appropriately at a waste disposal facility on your route or when you get home. Pack strong sealable storage bags or containers and remove excess packaging to minimise your rubbish.

    For wildlife health and food safety—store food away from foraging wildlife and in strong lockable containers.

    Keep creeks near camping and day-use areas clean for wildlife and visitors. Forest creeks feed water into the Mary River and on to domestic water supplies.

    See Caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the camping area, day-use area and associated walking tracks and trails under the Forestry Act 1959.

    The plantation forests in this area are managed by HQPlantations.

    Tourism information links

    Kenilworth Information Centre
    Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Q 4574
    Phone: (07) 5446 0122

    Visit Sunshine Coast Information Centres
    Phone: 1300 847 481 (within Australia)

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