Mapleton National Park Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: Steven Nowakowski © Tourism and Events Queensland

About Mapleton National Park

    Park features

    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.

    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.

    Park management

    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.