Jimna State Forest Brisbane

Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Things to do

    Nature-based recreation opportunities are available in this area for walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Peach Trees camping area

    Peach Trees camping area is 45km north-west of Kilcoy along the Kilcoy–Murgon Road.

    Camp on the lush grass beside Yabba Creek, in an area suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and larger groups. Facilities include: fire rings (bring your own clean, untreated firewood such as mill off-cuts), tap water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and bore and may contain organisms that can cause illness), wheelchair-accessible toilets and QldParks-Wifi.

    Peach Trees Wheelchair Friendly camp site, within the main camping area, is specifically designed for people with a wheelchair. A disabled sticker must be displayed on the vehicle windscreen.

    Camping permits must be booked in advance, online or by phone.

    Other accommodation

    A range of holiday accommodation is available in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    A good platypus viewpoint along Yabba Creek circuit. Photo: Queensland Government.

    A good platypus viewpoint along Yabba Creek circuit. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Eugenia circuit winds through open forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Eugenia circuit winds through open forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Two Araucaria (L. bunya pine, R. hoop pine) emerge from the dry rainforest. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Two Araucaria (L. bunya pine, R. hoop pine) emerge from the dry rainforest. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Walking

    The classification system is based on Australian standards. Use the walking track grade listed with each walking track description to choose walks suitable for your ability and fitness level. Please note that while each track is classified according to its most difficult section, other sections may be of an easier level.

    Key to track standards

    Class 2 walking trackGrade 2 track Australian Standards

    • Formed track.
    • May have gentle hills and some steps.
    • Clearly signposted.
    • No experience required.

    Class 3 walking trackGrade 3 track Australian Standards

    • Gently sloping, well-defined track with slight inclines or few steps
    • Caution needed on loose gravel surfaces and exposed natural lookouts
    • Average level of fitness and ankle-supporting footwear required.

    Walking tracks

    Class 2 walking trackYabba Creek circuit (Grade 2)
    Distance:
    730m
    Time: Allow 20mins

    Details: Beginning at the far end of Peach Trees camping area, this walk crosses a suspension bridge over Yabba Creek and follows the creek before crossing again into the camping area near the main entrance.

    Sit quietly, especially around dusk and dawn, and look for platypus feeding in the creek.

    Class 3 walking trackEugenia circuit (Grade 3)
    Distance:
    2.4km
    Time: Allow 1hr

    Details: This walk leads through open forest to a scenic creek lookout above Yabba Creek. Cross the creek on a timber bridge and meander back along the opposite bank. Lilly pilly trees and bottle brushes grow densely along the creek bank. Creek crossings can flood after heavy rain.

    Class 3 walking trackAraucaria circuit (Grade 3)
    Distance:
    3.5km
    Time: Allow 2hrs

    Details: An extension of the Yabba Creek circuit, this walk features open forests of ironbark and grey gum; and dry rainforest with emergent bunya and hoop pines.

    Mountain bike riding

    Mountain bike riding is permitted on state forest roads and vehicle tracks unless otherwise signed.

    Bike riders are not permitted on designated walking tracks.

    Read more about mountain bike riding in forest areas.

    Horse riding

    Horse riding is permitted on state forest roads and the Horse trail network. Horses are permitted overnight in the horse paddock beside Peach Trees camping area. Up to 20 horses can be accommodated in the horse paddock with the use of electric yards. Horse riders are required to bring and use their own electric tape to set up yards. Horses are not permitted in the camping areas.

    Horses are not permitted on designated walking tracks.

    Read about Horse riding in forest areas and the Horse trail networks in this region.