Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Watch for birds foraging along mossy logs or darting amongst the forest 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—and explore the crystal-clear waters of Little Yabba Creek.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
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
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Begin your adventure from the Charlie Moreland day-use area by wading across Little Yabba Creek. Look for water beetles zipping across the surface while fish, including 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. Discover towering hoop pines before enjoying a cool swim in one of the waterholes in Little Yabba Creek. The circuit returns through the Charlie Moreland camping area (adjoining the day-use area).

This walk includes natural creek crossings—rocks can be slippery—cross with care.

Do not dive or jump into the creek and rockpools—water depth is variable and unpredictable, and there are submerged rocks and logs.

Do not cross or enter creeks in flood conditions.

Getting there and getting around

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

From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 6.2km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road and drive another 5km to reach the 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

This walking track is unsuitable for people in wheelchairs.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Imbil State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, complete your walk during daylight hours.

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.