For southeast Queensland residents craving a simple weekend of 4WDing and camping in the bush, Conondale National Park is just the ticket.
The park is located 130km north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and fences off a patch of gorgeous wilderness and challenging 4WD tracks perched amongst the peaks and troughs of the Great Dividing Range.
The park is jam packed with spectacular scenery, with pockets of dense subtropical rainforest interspersed with wild eucalypt forest in accordance with altitude.
Visitors to the park are met with a river stone creek crossing almost immediately after entering the park from Booloumba Creek Road.
There are plenty more opportunities to get the wheels wet and muddy as the freshwater Booloumba Creek and Peters Creek wend and wane throughout the park, intersecting with several tracks.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING is the number one draw card of the Conondale National Park and high clearance vehicles are definitely par for the course out here.
The mountainous terrain translates to plenty of steep, narrow sections, which will definitely have you reaching for low range after any rain.
BUSHWALKING is another favourite way for visitors to experience the beauty of this pocket of hinterland wilderness, with many kilometres of designated walking tracks available for bipedal exploration.
The infamous Conondale Range Great Walk spans across 56km and takes dedicated trekkers three days to complete.
LOCATION: 130km north of Brisbane, access is via the Bruce Highway.
CAMPING is available within the park at Booloumba Creek Camping Area. The camping areas are 4WD accessible only and provide toilets, untreated water and fire rings.
FUEL is available at Caboolture, Beerwah and Kilcoy.
MORE INFO is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au