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Camping at Amamoor State Forest and National Park

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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published March 8th 2021
There are two camping sites in Amamoor State Forest: Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area.

Both are accessible by unsealed roads that are suitable for cars, trailers, motor homes, trailers and caravans. Both camping sites are large, grassy and open forest setting. The water is unsuitable for drinking as it is pumped from the creek; there are flush toilets, individual fire rings and walking tracks. Car can be close to your tent. The camping areas have hiking trails.

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Cedar Grove Camping Area. Photo by Authror.


Bring your own water for drinking and cooking or treat the water from the taps. Bring your own clean milled firewood, rubbish bags, cream insect repellent and strong sealable containers to put away your food.

If you would like to have a dip avoid to wear any antiperspirant, insect repellent or creams to keep the waters clean for the frogs and platypuses.

Amamoor area is great for wildlife watching. Many species of birds live in the forest, there are mammals like kangaroos and reptiles like goannas and turtles.



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Information board at Cedar Grove camping area. Photo by Author


Make sure to book your site online or ring the Queensland National Park.(13 74 68). Once you have made your booking, print the camping tag with your booking number and the tag must be displayed on your tent.

To book your camping site follow the link:
https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/amamoor/camping

Phone reception is very poor. There is an old-style payphone if you need to do your booking or extend your stay at the camping site.

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Cedar Grove Camping Area

Famous for the swimming holes in the creek, red cedars and bunya pines trees.

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Cedar Grove Camping Area. Photo by Authror.


The Cedar Grove walking trail and Rainforest Walk start at the camping site.

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Enjoy light a fire in the fire ring, have a swim in the creek and take a walk in the forest. The camping is great accommodation for the Gympie Muster.

Cedar Grove camping area is located 12 km west of Amamoor Township, along Amamoor Creek Rd.

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Cedar Grove Camping Area. Photo by Authror.


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Cedar Grove Camping Area. Photo by Authror.


Amamoor Creek camping area

The large camping site beside the creeks is very popular for families in school holidays and during the annual Gympie Music Muster, held during the last weekend of August. Thousands of fans from everywhere travel to see the artists performing a different genre of music on stage.

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Pooches are allowed here, so bring your doggos with you.

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The Amamoor trailhead is nearby, along Poulsens Rd. This great trail meanders through open, eucalypt forest.

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Amama day use area

The day use area is a spacious grassy area with many facilities, including toilets, bbq's, tables and benches under a shed. Great place to enjoy a picnic.

Dogs are permitted in Amama day-use area - they must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pick up your dog's poop, carry it with you and dispose of it responsibly.

The picturesque Amama trailhead is just across the road from Amama day use area. The trail has a beautiful waterfall and runs along the creek.

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Amama Trail. Photo by Author


The camping site is located 16 km from Amamoor Township along Amamoor Creek, about 4km west of Cedar Grove camping area.

Amama day use area is about 4 km west of Amamoor Township.

Amamoor Township

A little lovely rural town, it has a fantastic General Store with all sort of supplies, including coffee and hot food.

Nearby the historical railway station there is Click Clack Café where you can enjoy refreshments and watching the Mary Valley Rattler, a steam engine train pulling heritage carriages.

THE CLASSIC RATTLER RUN

Departs Historic Gympie Station
(Return Journey)

C17 Steam Train Experience
Departs: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Depart Gympie: 10:00am – Arrive Amamoor: 11:00am

Depart Amamoor: 12:00pm – Arrive Gympie: 1:00pm


THE ALL STATIONS TRAIN
Departs Historic Gympie Station
(Return Journey)

C17 Steam Train Experience
Departs: SUNDAYS

Depart Gympie: 10:00am – Arrive Amamoor: 11:00am

Depart Amamoor: 11:40am – Arrive Dagun: 11:50am

Depart Dagun: 12:30pm – Arrive Gympie: 1:30pm

www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au/tickets-and-timetable


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Amamoor Township, Amamoor National Park , Amamoor State Forest, General Store Amamoor, Mary Valley Rattler, Click Clack Cafe, Turntable, Food at Amamoor, Art at Amamoor, Hot food, Grocery at Amamoor, Fuel at Amamoor
Mary Valley Rattler railway line. Photo by Author.


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A scenic drive, Amamoor Creek Rd. Photo by Author.


Related articles by Cris:

www.weekendnotes.com/gympie-music-muster
www.weekendnotes.com/amamoor-township-sunshine-coast
www.weekendnotes.com/imbil-town-country-bakery
www.weekendnotes.com/amamoor-state-forest-national-park
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