This walk in Byfield State Forest passes over Freeman#039;s Crossing and winds alongside Stony Creek through mature exotic pines with a heath understory featuring the Byfield Fern (Bowenia serrulata).
Picturesque recreation areas surrounded by rainforest-edged creeks, rugged mountains, pine plantations and ancient cycads are a highlight of a visit to Byfield State Forest.... more
Pockets of rainforest thrive in the range and along Waterpark Creek, a major stream supplying water to the Capricorn Coast. Natural rock pools provide a welcome relief for walkers during the hot summer months.... less
Swim only at Upper Stony Creek. Estuarine Crocodiles inhabit Waterpark Creek.
Bullrouts (freshwater stonefish) live in Stony Creek. To avoid being stung, swim rather than wade, or wear sturdy shoes when wading.
The Byfield area has a unique subtropical climate and receives more rain than surrounding areas. It can be hot, humid and wet at times. Byfield is a great place to visit all year round.
How To Get There
Byfield State Forest is 34 kilometres north of Yeppoon via the Yeppoon-Byfield Road. The unsealed roads to the State forest recreational areas are well marked from the sealed Yeppoon-Byfield Road. Drive with caution as trucks carrying timber share State forest roads.
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