Bellthorpe National Park is at the southern end of the Conondale Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Experience rugged bush land with rainforest, waterfalls and scenic creeks. Escape the hustle and bustle and relax over a picnic in the Stony Creek day-use area. You'll find a rugged landscape of open forest and rainforest with many small waterfalls, creek cascades and a rock pool. Look for frogs and lizards around the rock pools, and see how many forest bird species you can identify. The park is home to a large number of plant species and a haven for many endangered and threatened animals.
There are no formal walking tracks however bushwalkers and birdwatchers can use the SEQ horseriding trail network or stop at numerous creek crossings on the forest roads to explore and admire the scenery of this remote area. Remember these roads are shared with horse riders, mountainbike riders and four-wheel drivers. You need to be self-sufficient in this park.
Image credits: Jodie Bray