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 protects diverse forest species such as bunya pines, tall open blackbutt forests and piccabeen palm groves.
Mapleton National Park, Camping & Walks, Sunshine Coast
Four-wheel driving is also popular, with many people reaching the Point Glorious area by 4WD vehicles (in dry conditions only). Mountain bike riding and horse riding are also permitted on designated tracks and vehicle tracks unless otherwise signed. Horses and bikes are not permitted on walking tracks.
There are also several walking tracks inside the park, including:
Linda Garrett Circuit: 700m (return), a short 20-minute walk that leads through the rainforest
Pilularis Forest Walk: 800m, allow 20 minutes and walk through open forest and rainforest.
Bonyee Walk: Distance: 400m, a short 10-minute walk to see a huge bunya pine forest and palm grove.
Mapleton National Park is also popular with campers as there is a small camping area at Gheerulla Creek beside the entrance to the Gheerulla Trail Bike area. There are three camping sites here with picnic tables, toilets and BBQs. This area is bush camping only and is not suitable for caravans. Camping permits are required, and fees apply.