From the bush to the beach, Queensland’s national parks and State forests are wonderful places to visit – places where you can get away from it all and experience our state’s beautiful natural environment. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is improving access to our parks and forests for people with a disability. This brochure provides information on different types of access currently available around Queensland.
Access for people with a disability – helping everyone enjoy Queensland’s Parks and Forests, on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
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Apart from these parks and forests, there are around 30 more locations that offer limited access to park facilities such as picnic areas and toilets. Information on other parks is available on our website at Click for EPA website .
Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
The Platypus Walk, starting at the far end of the Amama day use area at Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve, west of Gympie, is wheelchair-accessible. The track follows Amamoor Creek to a small viewing platform where you can watch for platypus.
Beerburrum State Forest and Forest Reserve
In the Sunshine Coast lowlands, the Melaleuca walk and Mooloolah River circuit through rainforest and wet Sclerophyll forest along the Mooloolah River at Jowarra are wheelchair-accessible.
Mapleton Falls National Park
The lookout that provides views of Mapleton Falls, in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands, in this national park is wheelchair-accessible.
Notes: Before you visit: Check the www.epa.qld.gov.au website to find out as much as possible about our national parks and forests before you visit.
Additional information about all parks and forests listed in this brochure is provided on the website and some parks and forests have information sheets that can be downloaded.
Leave no trace: National parks and state forests protect Queensland’s wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help keep these places special by the following our visitor guidelines:
- Protect the wildlife. Remember, plants and animals are protected. Keep to tracks and try not to trample plants.
- Be careful with fire. Use fireplaces where provided rather than open fire. Make sure that all fires are out before you leave.
- Use a fuel stove. When cooking, use a fuel stove where possible and don’t collect firewood. Dead wood provides habitat for many native animals.
- Don’t leave rubbish. Take your rubbish when you leave or use bins where they are provided. Do not bury your rubbish.
- Be considerate. People visit parks and forests to enjoy the natural environment. Noisy radios and generators can detract from the experience.
- Do not take pets. With the exception of guide dogs, all domestic animals must remain at home. Cats and dogs disturb native wildlife and can annoy other visitors.
- Protect creeks and lakes. Do not use soap, toothpaste or detergent in freshwater lakes and creeks or the ocean – they pollute the water.
- Respect indigenous culture. Rock art and other cultural sites in parks and forests represent thousands of years of living culture for Australia’s indigenous people. These sites are irreplaceable and easily damaged. Look at and enjoy them, but do not touch or damage these sites.