Australia: The Land Where Time Began
Mt Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve
What's special?At the northern end of the D’Aguilar Range, Mt Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve contains beautiful open forests, scribbly gum forests, rainforest remnants, hoop pine plantations and picturesque creek scenery.
Exploring Mt MeeHave a picnic at the Gantry picnic area where you can see the remains of the old sawmill which operated here until 1981. Toilets, picnic tables, barbecues, water and bins are provided.
Go bushwalking. Find out about the forest along the Piccabeen walk. Enjoy magnificent views over Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe along the Somerset trail. Discover the rainforest along the Mills rainforest walk.
Choose from two small camping areas in the forest. Neurum Creek is 6km from the Gantry picnic area. Tent sites, toilets, fire rings, firewood, bins and water are provided.
You can also camp beside Neurum Creek at Archer camping area, 16km from the Gantry picnic area along Loveday’s Road. Obtain a camping permit and permit to traverse the forest beforehand. Toilets, barbecues and firewood are provided. Boil the creek water for five minutes before drinking.
Both camping areas are unsuitable for caravans or camper trailers.
Enjoy the view over the picturesque Neurum Valley and Bulls Falls from the Falls Lookout, 1km past the picnic area. Access to the lookout is by a 500m walking track along a four-wheel-drive road. Vehicle permits are required.
Take care if swimming in waterholes along Neurum Creek.
WalkingWear sturdy shoes and take drinking water when walking.
AccessibilityGantry picnic area is wheelchair-accessible. The Piccabeen walk is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.
Getting thereMt Mee is about 90 minutes’ drive or 60km north-west of Brisbane. From the south, travel through Samford and Dayboro then follow Mount Mee and Sellin Roads to the forest. From the north, turn off the D’Aguilar Highway at D’Aguilar south of Woodford. Access to the camping areas is suitable for conventional vehicles.
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