Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Relax near Little Yabba Creek when you picnic at Charlie Moreland day-use area. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

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Charlie Moreland day-use area

Enjoy a picnic or fire up the barbecue and explore the creek and a forest walk or shared trail.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

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

Relax by the creek and watch honeyeaters feasting on sweet nectar from bright red, weeping bottlebrush flowers, and lace monitor lizards soaking up sunshine 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.

Warning: Do not dive or jump into the creek and rockpools—water depth is variable and unpredictable, and there are submerged rocks and logs. Be aware that rock surfaces may be slippery.

Getting there and getting around

From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 6.2km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road and drive another 5km to reach the Charlie Moreland day-use area.

Sunday Creek Road is a gravel road suitable for conventional, two-wheel-drive vehicles, however caution is required during wet weather.

Google maps error: Once you are on Sunday Creek Road, continue straight ahead to the camping area. Do not turn off it, as the google route will take you onto a narrow, slippery forest road that has no space for vehicles to turn around.

Warning: Heavy rain can flood creek crossings.

Read more access information.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair-accessible toilets and a picnic table are provided—assistance may be required over the gravel pathways.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Imbil State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety explore the forest in daylight hours.

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Imbil safely.