Amamoor visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Amamoor is a 15 minute drive outside Gympie and situated on Amamoor Creek which is a tributary of the Mary River. It is one of a chain of towns in the Mary Valley also including Imbil, Dagun and Kandanga.

A quiet and peaceful town offering a unique country experience, each year the town’s forest comes to life when thousands of people celebrate the Gympie Music Muster.

The tiny town is adjacent to Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve that protect precious environments that are home to more than 120 species of birds.

What's more, riverine rainforest grows along Amamoor Creek and White Cedar, Red Cedar, Hoop Pine and Bunya are in the rainforest. Locals say that it is possible to find Platypus in Amamoor Creek at dawn or dusk. 

Alternatively, take the road to Cooke's Knob fire tower for a fabulous view over the forests and coastal plains. However, remember this is state forestry so a permit is required to drive to the tower.  For campers, Cedar Grove has grassy sites on the banks of Amamoor Creek that are popular all year round. Take your own firewood or use supplied firewood sparingly. Pay your fees on-site. The campsite has cold showers, toilets, barbecues, water and a public phone.

The Amamoor State Forest is home to the annual Gympie Music Muster where thousands of festival goers pitch a tent and dance all night long to some of Australia’s top artists. Other events nearby include The Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Fest held at Kandanga Creek, while the International Rally of Queensland drivers race through Imbil State Forest every June.