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 Section and the Jowarra Section. Both areas are known for protecting the coastal rainforests in this area which face the danger of extinction.
Mooloolah River National Park – Fishing & Walks, Qld
The majority of the park sits next to the Sunshine Motorway and the Mooloolah River which is accessible from Claymore Road, Sippy Downs. The Jowarra section of the park is accessible from the Steve Irwin Way.
There is a lot to see and do in this wonderful park including bushwalking, canoing up the Mooloolah River or cycling along the edge of the park. There are short walking tracks in the Jowarra section as well as some fire management trails that can be used as tracks in the Mooloolah section.
Tracks in Jowarra section:
Mooloolah River circuit: 500m (return), a short 20 minute walk that winds along the creek.
Melaleuca walk: 1.3km (return), a 40 minute river walk where you may spot platypus at dawn or dusk.
Tracks in Mooloolah River section:
Boronia trail: 2.4km (one way), through an eucalypt forest, creek and onto a large heath plain.
Aemula trail: 1.3km (one way), taking you through woodlands and open forests.
Littoralis trail: 1.1km (one way), a higher walk through woodlands and open forests.
Paperbark trail: 850m (one way), a short walk with some challenging sections featuring casuarina forest.
Most people visit the Mooloolah River National Park to view the abundant wildlife and plants. The best time to view the animals is during the evening or early in the morning when they are more active. There is a huge variety of animals in the park, including; lace monitors, snakes, lizards, eastern grey kangaroos and so much more. Some of the birds found here are the seed eating yellow-tailed black cockatoos, honey eaters and ospreys.
Camping is not permitted in Mooloolah River National Park however you can find camping areas at the nearby Beerwah State Forest (Coochin Creek). Dogs are also not permitted in the parks.
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