Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Bellthorpe State Forest and Forest Reserve                   

What's special?

Natural bushland at the southern end of the Conondale Range is protected in this small forest. Bellthorpe State Forest and Forest Reserve is quite rugged with open forest, rainforest, and waterfalls and cascades along picturesque Stony Creek. The rockpool is a popular cool retreat in summer.

Exploring Bellthorpe

Have a bush picnic or barbecue beside a rockpool at the junction of Stony and Branch Creeks. Toilets, picnic tables, drinking water and wood barbecues are provided. Firewood is supplied. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the picnic area.

Be careful exploring around the creek. Never jump or dive into the waterhole.


There are no formal tracks but you can walk along the forest roads with care.


The toilets are wheelchair-accessible.

Getting there

Bellthorpe is off the D’Aguilar Highway west of Beerwah. Turn off the highway at Stony Creek Road 10km past Woodford. The forest is about 90 minutes’ drive north-west of Brisbane.

Sources & Further reading

Journey Back Through Time
Experience Australia
Aboriginal Australia
National Parks
Photo Galleries
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