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 species of endangered frogs and platypus.
Amamoor State Forest Reserve, Camping Park & Walks
Horses and bicycles may be ridden on roads within the Amamoor State Forest. Permits are not required. For those looking to take a walk through the bush, there are a number of walking trails to choose from:
Walks from Amama day-use area: Amama Walk: 1.5km (return), a challenging 40-minute walk through the lush rainforest.
Walks from Cedar Grove camping area: Rainforest Walk: 1km (return), a 30-minute track with some challenging terrain that will take you through a tropical rainforest and to a large swimming hole.
Cedar Grove Hiking Trail: 4.6km (return), a half-day challenging trek which requires at least moderate fitness. The track crosses Amamoor Creek and returns to the camping area.
Walks from Amamoor Creek camping area: Amamoor Creek Hiking Trail: 2.5km, a 2.5hr long track which takes you through the open eucalypt forest with some challenging sections. Moderate fitness required.
There are two camping areas in the Amamoor State Forest: Cedar Grove Camping Area and Amamoor Creek Camping Area. Both are suitable for tents, caravans and campervans. Amamoor has toilets, BBQ’s and individual fire rings. Cedar Grove has similar facilities but does not have BBQ’s. Dogs are permitted in Amamoor but not in Cedar Grove and must remain on a leash at all times. Camping permits for all campsites must be booked in advance and can be booked online.