About Mapleton National Park
In the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Mapleton National Park protects diverse forest types and offers a range of recreational opportunities including sections of the 58km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, a scenic forest drive and a popular trail bike area.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of the Blackall Range parks and forests.
Looking after the park
Help protect natural resources by being a minimal impact visitor.
- Take all your rubbish out of the park. Remove excess food packaging at home before your visit to the forest, and pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.
- Keep creeks clean—they provide valuable habitat for wildlife including rare frogs. Detergents, soaps, sunscreen lotions, insect repellents and toothpastes pollute water and harm aquatic life. Wash yourself and your dishes 100m away from watercourses and lakes. Apply sunscreen after your swim.
- Leave your domestic animals at home. They are not allowed in Mapleton National Park. Domestic animals can distress or kill native animals that live here.
See the guidelines on caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Mapleton National Park is part of a network of parks and forests that protect the Blackall Range's remnant forest communities, provide essential wildlife habitat and scenic places for nature-based recreation.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is responsible for managing Mapleton National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. A special management area (controlled action) has been declared over parts of Mapleton National Park to allow for the continuation of foliage harvesting activities until 2024. These areas are carefully monitored to ensure the maintenance of natural and cultural values.
See natural environment, culture and history for more information about the history and values of Mapleton National Park.
Tourism information links
Visit Sunshine Coast Information Centres
ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
Maleny Visitor Information Centre
23 Maple Street, Maleny QLD 4552
ph (07) 5499 9033
Mapleton Visitor Information Centre
Old School House
Obi Obi Road, Mapleton
Phone: (07) 5478 6381
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Mapleton National Park
- Storm damage - lower two way section of Gheerulla Trail Bike Area closed. 1 March 2022 to 31 July 2023
- Road and campground closures - Mapleton National Park 7 March 2022 to 30 April 2023