Amamoor Forest Reserve
|Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|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. 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. 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.
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.
Walks from Amama Day-Use Area
Amama Walk (Class 4)
Time: Allow 40 minutes
Walks from Cedar Grove Camping Area
Rainforest Walk (Class 3)
Time: Allow 30 minutes
Cedar Grove Hiking Trail (Class 4)
Time: Allow 2-3 hours
Walks from Amamoor Creek Camping Area
Amamoor Creek Hiking Trail (Class 4)
Time: Allow 1 hour
- "Amamoor State Forest - state forest (entry 498)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve". Environment and Resource Management. State of Queensland. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
- "About Amamoor". Environment and Resource Management. State of Queensland. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
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