Conondale National Park

The 68 square kilometres that forms the Conondale National Park is part of an extensive area of forests in the Conondale Range. It is mostly rugged country with crystal clear creeks such as Booloumba and Little Yabba.

The area is home to more than 240 bird species including 22 species that are considered rare and endangered. It also protects the habitat of the threatened and rarely seen yellow-bellied glider.

Most roads in the park are gravel with several creek crossings. In wet weather, the roads may be closed. It is truly a scenic drive through eucalypt forest and rainforests with well shaded picnic areas along the creeks and swimming holes.

The original dwellers of this land were the Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka, Jinibara and Kabi Kabi people. On the Araucaria Track the old Bunya Pine trees still bore the original toe holds cut in them by the early Aboriginals climbing the trees to collets Bunya Nuts.

The true beauty of this park can be found at the camping areas. There are three camping areas at Booloumba Creek and one at Charlie Moreland. You have to acquire a permit to camp here and fees apply. There are toilets and taps at all camping areas. Barbecues and fire-rings are provided but you have to bring your own firewood.

Booloumba Creek camping areas 1 and 3 are situated in the rainforest. They are for tents only and have a gorgeous rocky area in the creek perfect for swimming or just cooling down.

Booloumba Creek camping area 4 and Charlie Moreland camping area are situated in grassy open forest. These areas are suitable for tents, campervans and caravans. There is also a creek close by to help relieve the heat of the endless summer days.


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