Maroochy Shire National and Environmental Parks
Eight national parks and five environmental parks are in or partly within the Maroochy Shire. Together these parks make a significant contribution towards the long term conservation of our natural environment. They represent a wide variety of plant communities and provide habitats for a diverse population of wildlife.
Conondale National Park 2126ha (two parts) Wet eucalypt and sub-tropical rainforests are the main vegetation associations preserved in these parks. Both are managed as wilderness areas. Camping is not permitted.
Department of Forestry camping areas are provided nearby at Booloumba Creek and Charlie Moreland State Forest Parks. Department of Forestry roads provide access to the park for wilderness bushwalkers (Department of Forestry access permit required).
Obtain detailed maps from Department of Forestry.
Obi Obi Gorge National Park 79.6ha A relatively inaccessible park, viewed most often by rubber raft or lilo from Obi Obi Creek.The creek passes through narrow gorges with national park on the northern banks. Platypus are often observed in this tranquil environment. Access to the creek from Maleny is via Baroon Pocket Road.
Kondalilla National Park 128ha
Mapleton Falls National Park 25.9ha Kondalilla and Mapleton Falls National Parks protect remnants of wet eucalypt forest and rainforest that once occurred throughout the Blackall Range. Both cater for day use with picnic areas, toilets, barbecues, shelter sheds and walking tracks. Refer to the Kondalilla and Mapleton Falls visitor information sheets for further information.
Ferntree Creek National Park 20ha
Tuckers Creek National Park 53ha
Eudio Creek National Park 43.3ha (two parts) These three small parks along the north coast railway line were originally reserved as beauty spots to afford travellers a glimpse of the impressive forests that once covered much of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Mooloolah River National Park 676ha The park contains a large area of wallum heathland which provides a colourful display of wildflowers during spring. On the northern edge of the park tall open forests of scribbly gum, bloodwood and blackbutt grow. Canoe and boat access is from the mouth of the Mooloolah River. For road access, exit from the Bruce Highway 400 metres south of the Buderim turnoff onto Mountain Creek Road. Continue for 3km to military Road, turn right and proceed for 500 metres to the park.
Tallowwood Drive Environmental Park 2.7ha Located in Tallowwood Drive on the western side of Bokarina State School. Residential development extends to the park boundary. It contains a creek with fringing paperbark forest. Away from the creek on higher land palms and tallowwoods grow.
Eudio Creek Environmental Park 26.3ha This park occupies a band on the southern bank of Eudio Creek, close to the Maroochydore Road, 5.5km northwest of Buderim. There is no formed access at present. Access is best achieved by travelling 4km upstream from the junction of Eudio Creek and the Maroochy River.
H.E. Corbould Environmental Park No 7 73.2ha Also on Eudio Creek, this park includes alluvial flats carrying paperbark, palm forest, casuarinas, sedgelands and river mangroves. About 2km of the park boundary runs along Eudio Creek. The park starts 1km upstream from the junction of Eudio Creek and Maroochy River on the western bank of Eudio Creek.
H.E. Corbould Environmental Park No 5 81.7ha Located 2.5km west of Coolum on the Coolum - Yandina Road. The park is low lying and protects wallum heathland which provides an important habitaqt for ground parrots.
Peregian Environmental Park 93ha Between the David Low Highway and the sand dunes just south of Peregian Beach, this park is a low-lying area of wallum heath. This plant community with its magnificent display of wildflowers once occupied an almost continuous strip along the Sunshine Coast. A boardwalk, walking tracks, a picnic table and barbecue are provided.
Adjoining the park at Stumers Creek is the Maroochy Shire Council picnic area with toilet facilities.
For further information contact:
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
29 The Esplanade Cotton Tree QLD 4558 Ph (07) 5443 8944 Fax (07) 5443 8942