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Charlie Moreland day-use area

Enjoy a picnic or fire up the barbecue and hit one of several walking tracks before cooling off in the swimming hole.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Picnic tables
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Spread your picnic under a shady tree or cook up a feast on a barbecue (either gas and wood-fired) and enjoy a perfect family day out beside Little Yabba Creek.

Take a dip or kick back on the creek bank and watch the world go by. Honeyeaters perch in the bright red, weeping bottlebrush enjoying a feast on their sweet nectar, while lace monitor lizards soak up some rays on the creek bank.

Feeling more active? Then you can enjoy a walk along the Little Yabba or Piccabeen circuits—they won’t disappoint. For the more adventurous hike the Mount Allan shared trail—it’s also a great horse or mountain bike ride.

Getting there and getting around

Charlie Moreland day-use area is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.

  • From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 7km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road.
  • Drive 5km to the day-use area. The day-use area is accessible by 2WDs.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets. Assistance is required over the grassed areas.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Charlie Moreland day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Imbil safely.