Wongi State Forest Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

About Wongi

    Giant barred frog

    Walk lightly when exploring along the banks of the waterholes. This is important habitat for numerous frog species, including the endangered giant barred frog Mixophyes iteratus.

    Photo credit: Bruce Thomson

    Park features

    Camp or picnic amongst the eucalypt forest near the edges of Wongi Waterholes. Relax by the waterholes observing the abundant wildlife. Enjoy an easy walk on the trail along the water’s edge or go canoeing on the tranquil waters. For horseriders, the National Bicentennial Trail passes through the forest.

    The availability of fresh water makes this place a wildlife haven. At night, listen for the calls of frogs, bats, and geckos hiding under the tree bark. Wongi State Forest offers refuge to 23 frog species including the endangered giant barred frog.

    Looking after the park

    Help protect our natural resources by leaving no trace of your visit.

    • Take all your rubbish out of the park. Reduce the rubbish you need to carry out by removing excess food packaging before you leave home.
    • Fires are prohibited. Use a fuel or gas stove for cooking.
    • Wash away from streams. All detergents, shampoos, toothpastes and soaps pollute water and are harmful to aquatic life.

    Be frog friendly

    The Wongi waterholes provide important habitats for a number of endangered or vulnerable species, particularly frogs. Please help protect these sensitive habitats by following the guidelines below.

    • Please do not disturb, handle or remove frogs, their eggs or tadpoles.
    • Do not use or discard, soap, detergent, shampoo, sunscreen, insect repellent or any other potential pollutant in creeks or along the banks.
    • Keep to the walking trail when exploring along the waterholes.
    • Please do not disturb or remove rocks or trample vegetation in or directly adjacent to creeks.
    • See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the camping area, , native forest areas and estuaries to conserve its natural and cultural values. Large areas of pine plantations are managed by Hancock Queensland Plantations.

    Tourism information links

    Visit Fraser Coast
    Maryborough City Hall
    388 Kent Street Maryborough QLD 4650
    ph 1800 214 789
    email tourismhb@fcte.com.au

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