The park was gazetted in 1947 to preserve the vegetation that thrives along Ferntree Creek, which makes up part of the Maroochy River Catchment.
Ferntree Creek National Park, Walking & Hiking Tracks, Map, Parklands Qld
Over the years, Ferntree Creek National Park has also become a birdwatcher’s paradise. Despite the park’s small size, there are more than 50 bird species found here, which includes the threatened grey goshawk. Aside from that, there is some magnificent wildlife here, such as the tusked frog. Because of all of these, the park has become an important refuge for wildlife.
Interested visitors should keep in mind that there are no formal tourist amenities within the park. The walks, though scenic, are steep and can get rough because of many weeds that are present, so be sure to wear proper clothing. It’s also necessary to bring along insect repellent.
The park is located near the Nambour Golf Club, a popular golfing course in the area. It’s one of the most beautiful golf courses here and is surrounded by sub-tropical rainforest, making it a truly unique golfing experience. The Nambour Golf Club is open seven days a week, and it’s closely located near the hinterlands and the beach. This area promises many exciting outdoor activities for visitors.
Ferntree National Park is just one reason you shouldn’t miss exploring this side of the Sunshine Coast.