Woowoonga National Park Bundaberg

View of Woowoonga National Park. Photo Brian Tighe, Queensland Government.

About Woowoonga

    Park features

    Woowoonga National Park protects 2546ha of rugged and densely forested country along the Woowoonga Range. Hike through dry rainforest and open forest to Mount Woowoonga (620m) for spectacular views over the Biggenden and Maryborough areas.

    This mountainous area contains pockets of remnant hardwood and dry rainforest species such as hoop pine, brush box, kauri pine and forest red gum that remain intact and undisturbed by timber harvesting. The park also protects a species of endangered cycad Cycas magacarpa which occurs in spotted gum and narrow-leaved ironbark woodlands.

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the natural environment and help ensure the survival of native plants and animals living here, by following these guidelines.

    • Everything within the national park is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Stay on the walking track and summit route. Shortcutting causes erosion and can lead to visitors becoming lost.
    • Carry it in, carry it out. Reduce your rubbish by bringing as little packaging as possible. Remove all rubbish including items such as aluminium foil, plastic bottles, tins and cigarette butts.
    • Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and at least 100m from watercourses, tracks, routes and camp sites. Bag and carry out all non-biodegradable items—this includes personal hygiene products.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Gazetted in 2006 as a national park, Woowoonga was previously managed as a state forest. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages these parks and forests under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present their remarkable natural and cultural values.

    The park is managed in accordance with the Woowoonga National Park management statement (PDF, 96.9KB) . Future planning for Woowoonga National Park will be developed under the Values Based Management Framework.

    Tourism information links

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre
    www.bundabergregion.org
    36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg
    PO Box 930, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    ph 07 4153 8888
    fax 07 4151 2527
    email info@bundabergregion.org

    Gayndah Museum and Information Centre
    www.gayndahmuseum.com.au
    8 Simon Street, Gayndah QLD 4625
    ph. 07 4161 2226
    email: secretary.gayndahmuseum@gmail.com

    Open from 9am-4pm daily

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.