Yarraman State Forest Southern Queensland Country

Drive through impressive hoop pine plantations to picnic at Rogers Park. Photo credit: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

About Yarraman

    Park features

    Drive 1.4km through hoop pine plantations to shady Rogers Park—named after the forester who once lived here.

    Hoop pine Araucaria cunninghamii grows naturally in this area, emerging over the top of subtropical rainforest and vine forests on the broad ridges and slopes. Hoop pines are ideal for growing in plantations, hence the extensive plantations, interspersed with the vine forests and eucalypt forests.

    The forest communities (native or plantation) are host to a great diversity of animal life. Listen for the distinctive calls of rufous whistlers, or for green catbirds, paradise riflebirds and rose-crowned fruit-doves in thicker vegetation.

    Read more about the nature, culture and history of Yarraman State Forest.

    Looking after the park

    Help care for Yarraman State Forest by observing a few simple rules.

    • Leave all things exactly as you find them.
    • Do not bring pets into the forest; even their scent frightens native animals.
    • Take care with fire—the forest and its animals would be devastated by wildfire. Light fires only in constructed fireplaces and make sure the fire is out before you leave. Preferably bring a fuel stove.
    • Never gather wood (or even kindling) from the bush.
    • Take all rubbish and recyclables away for proper disposal.
    • Keep to formed roads.
    • Never feed, chase or scare native animals.

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

    Park management

    Yarraman State Forest is a multiple use reserve. The forest grows sustainable timber resources for current and future generations, provides recreational opportunities for visitors and protects important habitat for a rich variety of animals and plants.

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manage Yarraman State Forest under the Forestry Act 1959.

    Tourism information links

    South Burnett Tourism

    South Burnett Energy Centre
    41 Henry Street, Nanango Qld 4615
    ph (07) 4189 9446
    email nanangovic@southburnett.qld.gov.au

    Yarraman Heritage Centre28 Millar Street, Yarraman Qld 4614
    ph (07) 4163 8111
    email yarramanvic@hotmail.com

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

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