Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Watch for birds foraging along mossy logs or darting amongst the undergrowth on this walk. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

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Little Yabba circuit

Meander along the creek bank—a great spot for birdwatching, or take a dip in a rainforest swimming hole.

Journey type
1.8km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 45min walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Begin your adventure from the day-use area by wading across Little Yabba Creek. Look for water beetles zipping across the surface while Pacific blue eyes swim below.

Creek banks lined with riparian rainforest offer relief from the heat, both for you and the local birdlife. Listen for noisy lorikeets flying overhead and look for graceful honeyeaters, doves, fantails and tiny quails. Read the track-side signs if you need help identifying these birds. Discover towering hoop pines before enjoying a cool swim in one of the waterholes in Little Yabba Creek. The circuit returns through the camping area.

Getting there and getting around

Little Yabba circuit is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.

The circuit starts from the Charlie Moreland day-use area.

  • 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 no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Little Yabba circuit 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 and Walk with care.