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Mapleton Day Use Area

Mapleton Day Use Area

Mapleton Day Use Area is one of the picnic and recreational sites designated for the public’s enjoyment within the Mapleton National Park.

It’s located on land that served as an old forest station amongst majestic tall blackbutt trees in the past.

Mapleton Day Use Area, BBQs & Tables, Map, Mapleton National Park

The amenities include toilets, picnic tables, and BBQs. Visitors need to keep in mind that bringing your own cut firewood is recommended if you intend to use the BBQs. Collecting wood from the area is prohibited. You can also camp here and make it a scenic base for your other adventures within the park, such as hiking and bushwalking.

The Mapleton Day Use Area has become popular for mountain biking too. The trails are friendly enough for horse riders due to the varied yet spectacular topography waiting to be explored. Some excellent walks from here include the Kureelpa Falls and Piccabeen Circuits, so don’t miss these if you’d rather explore them on foot. They both take you to wide paths that are clearly marked, though be warned there are some steep sections. Some wildlife you may encounter on these walks include reptiles such as snakes and monitor lizards.

A major highlight nearby is the Kureelpa Falls, but it’s one of the more remote attractions you won’t find in common travel brochures. It’s still a hidden gem for most, located in a quiet area of the Kureelpa Falls Circuit. The walks are exciting, and you’ll see lots of varied flora and fauna along the way.

The Point Glorious Day Use Area is the other recreation spot within the park. It’s situated 400m above sea level, and from here, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the hinterland and the coast. It’s surrounded by beautiful grass and scribbly gum trees. Abseiling is a popular activity here right on the rhyolite buffs.

Mapleton Day Use Area and the other attractions within the Mapleton National Park shouldn’t be missed while here.

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