The vineforest that covers most of the park once covered many of the coastal ranges in the Lower Burnett Valley. Large hoop pines and occasional bunya pines tower over the forest canopy. Many plants here are close to the limit of their normal range and the rare large-leaf chainfruit grows in the park. Open eucalypt woodlands with ironbarks and forest red gums grow on the more exposed slopes and foothills of the park.
Mudlo was once a timber-getting area and later attracted copper and gold miners to the Kilkivan area. Queensland’s first gold discovery was at Kilkivan township in 1852.
Looking after the park
The natural beauty of Mudlo National park attracts people to the area for day visits, but high visitor numbers can create many pressures. Litter, erosion caused by shortcutting, and damage to vegetation all threaten nature's delicate balance. Bringing your pets to the park is prohibitied. They can disturb, frighten or kill wildlife, annoy other visitors or become lost.
Parks and forests protect Queensland’s wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines:
- Leave your pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
- Do not feed the wildlife. Feeding native animals may cause poor health or death and cause some animals to become aggressive.
- Remember, this is a national park—everything is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants or animals.
- Keep to walking tracks where provided.
- Take all your rubbish out of the park and dispose of it responsibly.
- Remove excess packaging at home, before your visit to the forest.
- Pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Mudlo National Park is 2192 hectares and was gazetted as a National Park in 2007. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages Mudlo National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present their remarkable natural and cultural values in perpetuity.
Tourism information links
For more information about activities, tours and accommodation in this region, contact:
Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre
Lake Alford, Bruce Highway, Gympie QLD 4570
Phone: 1800 444 222
The Kilkivan Shire Museum and Visitor Information Centre
12 Bligh Street, Kilkivan, QLD 4600
Ph (07) 5484 1612
Fax (07) 5484 1390
Goomeri Visitor Information Centre
Goomeri - South Burnett Tourism
Lions Park, Moore Street, Goomeri, QLD 4601
Ph (07) 4168 4488
Tourism Sunshine Coast
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
QPWS Information Centre (Tewantin)
Sunshine and Fraser Coast Region
240 Moorindil Street, Tewantin, QLD 4565
Open 7 days 8am–4pm except Christmas Day
ph: 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Mobile charges may apply.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.