Brooyar State Forest west of Gympie features a variety of forest types, panoramic views from a high cliff-top lookout and cool rainforest creeks.
Camp with a tent, trailer or van in the open grassy area of Glastonbury Creek camping area fringed by shady rainforest trees.
Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite.
- Bookings are required prior to arrival.
- Dogs are permitted but must remain under control and on a leash.
- Preferably bring a fuel stove. Firewood is not supplied. If you plan to use the fire rings or barbecues you must bring your own firewood (untreated mill off-cuts). Collecting firewood from the forest is illegal.
Glastonbury camping area. Patches of riverine rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek. Photo: Ross Naumann.
Camping area features: Open grassy area at the base of a hill. Main activities include exploring the surrounding forest on foot and by vehicle, abseiling nearby, relaxing, watching birds and wildlife. Note: High temsion powerlines cross 40 m above this camping area.
Location: On the south-east edge of Brooyar State Forest alongside Glastonbury Creek. You can access the camping area from the park's southern entrance by taking the Gympie—Woolooga Road and turning right into Diggins Road and onto Greendale Road. Follow the signs to the camping area and day-use area, on the right just past the park entrance.
Alternatively from the north off the Wide Bay Highway take the Petersen Road turnoff. The camping area is on the left 2 km past the park entrance. This access route is suitable for caravans.
Access: The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles, trailers, caravans and buses. Peterson Road, 20 km west of Gympie, provides the best access for caravans.
Number of sites: Sites are not numbered. Maximum capacity for the camping area is 120 people.
Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; caravans; camper trailers; small and large motor–homes and large groups.
Campsite surface: Grass.
Facilities: Fire rings, composting toilets and non potable water. The adjacent day-use area has wood barbecues and picnic tables.
Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply) in fire rings only, but fuel stoves are recommended.
Generators: Not permitted
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, a fuel stove for cooking, rubbish bags (bins are not provided), insect repellent and sunscreen. If you wish to use the fire rings bring your own firewood (untreated mill off-cuts).
Mobile phone coverage: Generally available on ridges.