Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

An extension of the Little Yabba circuit, the Piccabeen circuit explores plantations, rainforest and a piccabeen palm grove. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

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Piccabeen circuit

Cool rainforest, a piccabeen palm grove, tall open eucalypt forest and a mosaic of plantation forests feature here.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.5km (start on Little Yabba circuit and continue on the 1.7km Piccabeen circuit, returning to the day-use area via the camping area) circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hr walking time to complete both circuits.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Discover hidden wonders of Imbil State Forest along this walk—an extension of the Little Yabba circuit walk. Explore exotic pine plantations, tall open eucalypt forests and cool riparian rainforest.

Don’t miss the beautiful piccabeen palm grove rising high into the rainforest canopy—it provides a cool escape for native wildlife.

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 is an extension of Little Yabba circuit, which is accessed from 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 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 road creek crossings.

Read more access information.

Wheelchair access

This walk is unsuitable for people using wheelchairs.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Imbil State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, complete your Piccabeen circuit 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.