National Parks


QLD Sunshine Coast - Auburn River National Park

The scenic Auburn River tumbles over massive, water-sculpted, salmon-coloured granite boulders as it flows through a steep-sided gorge in Auburn River National Park.

Weeping bottlebrushes, flowering leptospermum shrubs and stunted figs line the creek banks. Bottle trees grow in the dry rainforest on the northern bank of the river near the camping area. Silver-leaved ironbark and forest red gum grow in the grassy open forests. These western hardwood forests are now uncommon in this area.

Camp or picnic in a picturesque bush setting on the northern bank of the river. Take drinking water, a fuel stove for cooking or your own firewood. Remove your rubbish.

Go birdwatching in the forests along the clifftops or around the waterholes. If you are lucky, you might see peregrine falcons which nest in the cliffs opposite the camping area. See brush-tailed rock-wallabies around the cliffs and red-necked wallabies in scrubby gullies near the camping area. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring.

From the picnic and camping area, a short 150m trail leads to a lookout high above the Auburn River. A rough 550m track winds down the side of the gorge to the river


1. Park has dedicated level camping sites suitable for caravans
2. Shelter Shed with table and seats
3. Rainwater Water Tank (Boil before drinking)
4. Gas BBQ (free), use matches to start
5. Toilet
4. Information Shelter

Walking tracks under construction


Auburn River is 40km or one hour’s drive south-west of Mundubbera. Travel 12·5km south along the Mundubbera-Durong Road then take the Hawkwood Road west for about 20km to the park turnoff

Further Information


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)