Attractions – Queenslander

Attractions

From the historical city of Gympie to the Mary Valley, where you can enjoy country living at its best, with farm stays, horse riding, quaint country towns full of history, wonderful camping and festivals held throughout the year that people come far and wide to visit. The Mary Valley Tourist Drive can take you there. Visit the  towns of Dagun and Kandanga and taste homemade goodies, including local wines and cheese.

On Cooloola Coast, you can go driving on the beach at Rainbow – an activity offered in very few places. Rainbow Beach’s coloured sands are well worth a look as is the impressive Carlo Sand Blow. In Tin Can Bay, feed our Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, camp, go fishing from the beach or in a boat and try a bit of sailing, or enjoy seafood, fabulous views and great restaurants. There's sky-diving and paragliding off sand cliffs, which will give you a real appreciation of the area way up high! No matter how mild or extreme your version of fun is, we have it covered.

 

Tracks and Trails in the Gympie Region

The Gympie region is blessed with nature based experiences.  With an extensive tracks and trails network there is no excuse to strap on some comfortable shoes and get walking.

Cooloola Coast

Foreshore Bird Walk

Even the keenest birdwatcher will be amazed at the variety of bird life on the Cooloola Coast. Stroll along the bird walk that stretches four kilometres along Tin Can Bay's foreshore, where over 140 species have been sighted.

Wildflower Walk

Tin Can Bay hosts a unique collection of spectacular native wildflowers, with year round and seasonal species; the walk can be accessed from the corner of Emperor Street and Oyster Parade.

Carlo Sand Blow

Accessible via an easy 600-metre nature walk from Cooloola Drive, this sea of sand covers over fifteen hectares and overlooks the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island. It is also a perfect spot to witness a sunrise or sunset.

Lake Poona

Four kilometres south of Rainbow Beach take Freshwater Road to the Bymien Picnic Area. The two kilometre walking track passes through lush rainforest to Lake Poona. The tea coloured freshwater lake is a unique feature of this region.

Seary’s Creek

Discover refreshing swimming holes at Seary’s Creek day rest area 8km south of Rainbow Beach. The 100 metre wheelchair accessible boardwalk passes through heath and low woodland.

The Cooloola Great Walk

This five day, 102 kilometre walk links the Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach via the eastern high dunes. Walkers can camp in remote areas of Cooloola National Park, pass through heathland and rainforest and take in the spectacular views. 

Mary Valley

Amamoor State Forest Day Use Area

This riverine rainforest and plantations of Hoop and Bunya Pines has a platypus viewing platform on the banks of Amamoor Creek. The 1.5 kilometre Amama Walk through lush rainforest is accessed across the road.

Amamoor State Forest - Cedar Grove Camping Ground

The rainforest walk will take you past swimming holes into a sub-tropical rainforest that features large red cedars and fig trees. A 1 km return trip.

Imbil State Forest - Fig Tree Walk

Located approximately four kilometres south of Kenilworth along the Maleny-Kenilworth Road. The 1.4 kilometre walk is sealed including some sections of boardwalk and is wheelchair friendly.

Imbil State forest - Charlie Moreland - camping and day-use area Birdwatch on Little Yabba or Piccabeen Circuits or take the steady climb to 360° views on the 8km Mt Allan walk which takes about 4 hours and offers views of Mary Valley Country atop a 9.6 metre fire tower.

Imbil State Forest - Fig Tree Walk

Located approximately four kilometres south of Kenilworth along the Maleny-Kenilworth Road. The 1.4 kilometre walk is sealed including some sections of boardwalk and is wheelchair friendly.

Imbil State forest - Charlie Moreland - camping and day-use area Birdwatch on Little Yabba or Piccabeen Circuits or take the steady climb to 360° views on the 8km Mt Allan walk which takes about 4 hours and offers views of Mary Valley Country atop a 9.6 metre fire tower.

North of Kilkivan; this reserve protects one of the area's few remaining stands of native Hoop Pine Rainforest. 

Mudlo Gap Approx. 8.5 kilometre north of Kilkivan wander the kilometre Scrubby Creek walking track, through dry rainforest, giant figs and lovely creeks. The Mudlo Gap track is steep with many steps, but the view from the lookout is impressive.