WHERE CONONDALE National Park is located 130km northwest of Brisbane. The park covers more than 350km² of rainforest and timbered areas. With stunning views, crystal clear waterways and a huge array of fauna, this ancient area has a special feel.
CAMPING THERE are two main camping areas within the park. The Charlie Moreland area, located in the northern end of the park, has been set up for cars. Booloumba Creek campground has been divided into four areas, but they’re only accessible by 4WD as you have up to three river crossings, depending on your campsite. You must prebook before arrival at camp and display your tag.
SUPPLIES AND FACILITIES THERE are fire pits, pit toilets and some shelters in the camping areas. The day use area has gas barbecues. Firewood can’t be gathered in the park and bagged wood is sold at roadside stalls outside the park. There is phone reception at the lookout and fire tower. If collecting water from the creeks or taps, boil it before use. To deter feral animals, there are no bins within the park. Kenilworth has basic supplies and fuel.
MAPS AND GUIDES THE QDNP website has all relevant camping, walking and state forest maps: www.nprsr. qld.gov.au
FURTHER INFO BE well prepared on the longer hikes, as they cover rough terrain in remote areas. Try to avoid holiday times and weekends – being close to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Conondale gets very busy. Mountain bike and horse riding is encouraged within the park, so stay alert. Up-to-date info can be had from the Kenilworth Information Centre on (07) 5446 0122.