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Glasshouse Mountains National Park

As one of the most spectacular scenic points on the Sunshine Coast, the Glass House Mountains and its national park are a popular tourist destination in...

Glasshouse Mountains

Sunshine Coast National Parks

Australia’s Sunshine Coast is an area that is ecologically diverse with a total of seven national parks and a huge range of state parks and forests which are located around the inland and the coastal area.

Each of these parks offers you with the opportunity of a lifetime to view both wild animals as well as endangered or threatened plant species. The parks also combine waterfalls, fauna and many walking paths, mountain bike and horse riding trails as well as 4WD driving tracks.

Sunshine Coast National Parks – Forest Camping & Walking Trail Maps


The coastal paradise of Noosa houses the renowned Noosa National Park; 4000 hectares of land that contains a lake, rainforest and several walking tracks. Come up to the Noosa National Park where you will get some of the best views of the Sunshine Coast from its stunning lookouts and viewing platforms.

Check out Buderim National Park which has over 45 hectares of land and is best known for the Buderim Falls, a gorgeous waterfall which is the centrepiece of the beautiful landscape. Tewantin National provides the best place to view the popular Noosa Coast Lake and the surrounding tropical forest and the Mooloolah River National Park is well known for its well maintained walking tracks as well protecting the coastal rainforests which face the danger of extinction.

The most popular parks on the Sunshine Coast are the Glass House Mountains, Great Sandy and Kondalilla National Parks. The Great Sandy is popular for its fascinating landscape and extensive beaches. High sand dunes, sweeping beaches, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildflower heath are the main attraction at this beautiful national park.

There are so many parks and forested areas in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, many that offer camping facilities. So click the links below to explore the many natural attractions available on the Sunshine Coast.


Glasshouse Mountains

Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Glass House Mountains, QLD

As one of the most spectacular scenic points on the Sunshine Coast, the Glass House Mountains and its national park are a popular tourist destination in Queensland. With the verdant rainforests, adjacent coastline and...

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Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

Noosa Heads, QLD

The coastal paradise of Noosa houses the renowned Noosa National Park; 4000 hectares of land that contains a lake, rainforest and several walking tracks. Come up to the Noosa National Park where you will get some of the...

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Conondale National Park

Conondale, QLD

The Conondale National Park is a beautiful natural attraction which is located 130 kilometres north of Brisbane and 15 kilometres south of the Kenilworth township. The park consists of 35,500 hectares of dense...

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Great Sandy National Park

Great Sandy National Park

Cooloola, QLD

One of the most loved natural attractions on the Sunshine Coast is the Great Sandy National Park, a breathtaking park that stretches over 56,000 hectares. Great Sandy National Park is divided into two sections; the...

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Kondalilla National Park

Kondalilla National Park

Montville, QLD

Kondalilla National Park is one of the most spectacular parks on the Sunshine Coast that is popular for picnics, day trips and scenic tours. The magnificent Kondalilla National Park is located on the Blackall Ranges and...

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Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor Creek, QLD

The Amamoor State Forest is located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and is home to the Bunya Pine, the Red Cedar, Hoop Pine and White Cedar. It has one of the largest swimming holes in Queensland and is home to various...

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Mapleton Forest Reserve

Mapleton Falls National Park

Mapleton, QLD

Mapleton Falls National Park is a smaller national park within the Sunshine Coast region, but still offers many things for visitors to see and do. Located 105kms from Brisbane, Mapleton Falls National Park can be...

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Beerburrum State Forest

Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Beerburrum State Forest is located on the Sunshine Coast, just a one-hour drive north of Brisbane. The Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests are located on both sides of the Bruce Highway. The Beerburrum State Forest...

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Mapleton Falls National Park

Mapleton National Park

Mapleton, QLD

Mapleton National Park is located approximately 105 kilometres north of Brisbane within the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Located on the northern end of the Blackall Range, this forest reserve is responsible for protecting...

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Brooyar State Forest

Brooyar State Forest

Bells Bridge, QLD

Brooyar State Forest is located just 10kms north of Gympie along the Bruce Highway. The forest features sandstone cliffs, tall eucalypt forests and hoop pine plantations. Many visitors come to the Brooyar State Forest...

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Tewantin National Park

Tewantin National Park

Tewantin, QLD

The Tewantin National Park is located along the Cooroy Noosa Road, 2km West of Tewantin and 10km from Noosa. It has two recreational areas; Mount Tinbeerwah and Wooroi day-use area. Mount Tinbeerwah is 260 metres above...

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Beerwah Accommodation

Beerwah State Forest

Beerwah, QLD

The Beerwah State Forest is located on the Sunshine Coast, just a one-hour drive north of Brisbane. The Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests are located on both sides of the Bruce Highway. Also known as...

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Buderim Conservation Park

Buderim Conservation Park

Buderim, QLD

The Buderim Conservation Park is a beautiful piece of rainforest in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. With over 45 hectares of land, this luscious forest is best known for the Buderim Falls, a gorgeous waterfall which is...

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Delicia Road Conservation Park

Delicia Road Conservation Park

Mapleton, QLD

Delicia Road Conservation Park is located 105km north of Brisbane and past Mapleton on the Blackall Range. This conservation park is maintained in order to protect the remnant forest communities of the Blackall range...

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Mudlo

Mudlo National Park

Mudlo, QLD

Popularly known as Mudlo Gap, Mudlo National Park is a vine forest located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The 22-sq.km park provides excellent views and enjoyable walking trails for sightseeing enthusiasts. The...

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Mooloolah National Park

Mooloolah River National Park

Sippy Downs, QLD

The Mooloolah River National Park is only a few minutes drive from the Sunshine Coast which makes is a convenient location to visit on your next stay on the coast. This park is divided into two zones: Mooloolah River...

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Currimundi Lake

Currimundi Lake Conservation Park

Wurtulla, QLD

Currimundi Lake Conservation Park (also known as Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park) was named after Kathleen McArthur who was a conservationist and wildflower artist. Kathleen had campaigned for the protection of this...

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