Amamoor Forest Reserve

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Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
Queensland
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve is located in Queensland
Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
Coordinates 26°22′38″S 152°34′51″E / 26.37722°S 152.58083°E / -26.37722; 152.58083Coordinates: 26°22′38″S 152°34′51″E / 26.37722°S 152.58083°E / -26.37722; 152.58083
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of Queensland

The Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve is a riverine rainforest in the Gympie Region in Queensland, Australia.[1][2] The forest is composed of subtropical vegetation dominated by stands of Melia azedarach (white cedar), Toona ciliata (red cedar), Araucaria cunninghamii (hoop pine) and A. bidwillii (Bunya pine). The Amamoor creek within the reserve is noted as a habitat for the platypus and several species of endangered frogs.[3] The park station is located on Amamoor Creek Road about 180 kilometers north of the state capital of Brisbane and 20 kilometres southwest of the town of Gympie.[2]

Visitor Facilities[edit]

The QPWS operates two camping areas in the forest reserve, both of which are situated on Amamoor Creek.

Amamoor Creek Camping Area is the larger and more spacious of the two and is the location of the annual Gympie Music Muster.

Cedar Grove Camping Area is quite smaller, yet it still provides a large open area for large groups of campers.

The Amama Day-Use Area provides picnickers with a pleasant well facilitated area to enjoy the diverse features of the forest and Amamoor Creek. Camping is not permitted at Amama.

Walking Track[edit]

Walks from Amama Day-Use Area


Amama Walk (Class 4)

Distance: 1.5km

Time: Allow 40 minutes


Walks from Cedar Grove Camping Area


Rainforest Walk (Class 3)

Distance: 1km

Time: Allow 30 minutes


Cedar Grove Hiking Trail (Class 4)

Distance: 4.6km

Time: Allow 2-3 hours


Walks from Amamoor Creek Camping Area


Amamoor Creek Hiking Trail (Class 4)

Distance: 2.5km

Time: Allow 1 hour

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amamoor State Forest - state forest (entry 498)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve". Environment and Resource Management. State of Queensland. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. ^ "About Amamoor". Environment and Resource Management. State of Queensland. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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