About Mia Mia
This open eucalypt forest is rugged and accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only.
Fireclay Road is named after the local clay used to make bricks, before hoop pine plantations were established here. The first plantation of about 12ha was established in 1934 and the last available area was planted in 1991.
- Be pest and weed free! Clean all walking and camping gear and vehicles before arriving at Mia Mia State Forest. Dirt on tyres, walking boots, tents, tent pegs and other items can carry harmful diseases—a major threat to plants and animals. Check gear and clothing (including pockets and Velcro) for seeds, parts of plants, eggs, insects, spiders, lizards, mice and rats that could be brought with you when you visit.
- Everything in the forest, living or dead, is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
- Avoid using soap, shampoo, toothpaste or detergent in or near creeks.
- Use fuel stoves only—campfires are prohibited.
- Feeding wildlife is prohibited—and it is harmful to their health.
- Please take rubbish with you when you leave the forest and help by picking up rubbish left by others.
- No toilet facilities are provided at Mia Mia State Forest. BYO trowel and toilet paper. Bury toilet waste at least 15cm below the ground and 100m from water. Clip-seal bags are handy for carrying sanitary items to dispose of after you leave.
- See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks .
Mia Mia State Forest was first gazetted in 2002 and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
For information about activities, tours and accommodation in this region, visit www.mackayregion.com
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.