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
  • Trail bike
  • Horse
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming

Camp in open eucalypt forest along the banks of Little Yabba Creek—this picturesque spot is perfect for a family getaway. You can enjoy a dip in the creek, take a relaxing bushwalk, or hike, or mountain bike ride up Mount Allan where you will be rewarded with magnificent 360 degree views. Horses are welcome on this shared trail, and can be accommodated overnight in the nearby horse paddock.

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 real adventure? You can access the Conondale Range Great Walk from here (or you can walk the entire Great Walk from the Booloumba Creek day-use area in Conondale National Park).

Getting there and getting around

Charlie Moreland camping 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.
  • Sunday Creek Road from Kenilworth–Maleny Road to Charlie Moreland day-use area is a gravel road suitable for 2WDs.
  • Drive 5km to the day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Charlie Moreland camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

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

Charlie Moreland camping area.

Charlie Moreland camping area.

Photo credit: Ross Naumann

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 7km south 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.