Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Charlie Moreland camping area is in grassy open forest with sites for tents, large groups, campervans, caravans and camper trailers. Photo credit: Glen Kreis © Queensland Government

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Charlie Moreland camping area

Pitch your tent and do as much or as little as you choose at this scenic camp beside Little Yabba Creek.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking

Camp in open eucalypt forest along the banks of Little Yabba Creek—this picturesque spot is perfect for a family getaway.

Explore the creek, take a relaxing bushwalk, or adventure on the Mount Allan shared trail (walkers, mountain bikers, horseriders).

At night, grab a torch and spotlight for red-necked pademelons, yellow-bellied gliders and possums before toasting marshmallows around the fire.

Looking for a more challenging adventure? You can access the Conondale Range Great Walk from Charlie Moreland camping area, taking the Mount Allan shared trail to connect to the Great Walk track. Or you can walk the entire 56km Great Walk from the Booloumba Creek day-use area in Conondale National Park.

Horses are not permitted in the camping area but can be accommodated overnight in the large, enclosed paddock adjacent to the camping area. You are encouraged to bring your own temporary fencing for partitioning within the paddock.

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 camping 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.

Before you visit

Always check:

Charlie Moreland camping area.

Charlie Moreland camping area.

Photo credit: Ross Naumann

Camping area details

Check in and check out times: Check-in to your camp after 1pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Camping area features: in an open forest, grassy setting and close to Little Yabba Creek and native pine plantations.

Location: the Charlie Moreland camping area is accessed via Sunday Creek Road, off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road about 11.2km southwest of Kenilworth township.

Access: Sunday Creek Road access is unsealed and includes a concrete causeway over a creek.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; (small) motor homes; large groups.

Camp site surface: dirt, grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets (some wheelchair accessible), individual fire rings (bring your own clean-cut firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more: before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Book well in advance for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Imbil safely and camp with care.