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Calico Creek: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Woondum National Park


Woondum National Park is a popular retreat in which tall, wet eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest surround rocky creeks. Parts of the national park are regenerating after being logged as recently as the late 1990s. Some areas formerly used as banana farms are being reforested with eucalypt plantations. Picnic beside cool rock pools, among granite boulders and shady green forests, where Boulder and Woondum creeks meet. Stroll along a short walk featuring large turpentine trees and involving a rock hop across Boulder Creek. Explore diverse forest types on the four wheel drive forest road. Learn more about the areas timber industry at the Woodworks Museum on the Bruce Highway at Gympie.




Woondum National Park
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 9.0K from Calico Creek

Lake Alford Recreational Park


Lake Alford Recreational Park is located at the southern entry into Gympie. At the entrance to the park is the "Goldminer's Monument" which commemorates the gold miners who saved Queensland. Gold was discovered in Gympie in 1867 at a time when Queensland was in severe economic depression.

The park has wonderful facilities including all abilities playground, barbecue facilities, public amenities, Visitor Information Centre, off the leash dog park, and plenty of off street parking for caravans and RVs.

An abundance of bird life at the park is evident with feeding of the ducks a favourite activity for the kids. On the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month the Gympie Museum Markets are held. Located on the north eastern edge of the park is the Gympie Gold Mining Museum which also has a cafe attached.





Bruce Highway
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 10.0K from Calico Creek

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum


Gympie's Gold Mining and Historical Museum showcases not only Gympie's rich gold mining history but also other aspects of the region's past era including steam machinery, agricultural, dairying, vehicles, gemstone and shell collections.

Andrew Fisher House (named after Australia's second Labour Prime Minister 1908-1915) is part of the Museums collection of historical buildings housed with period furniture. Also the award winning Military Collection of the Fifth Light Horse Regiment which includes military equipment and memorabilia of all sons and daughters of the Gympie area that went to war.

Try your luck at the Museum's Gold Panning and take home a specimen of Gympie Gold - a great time for the whole family. Tour groups welcome.




215 Brisbane Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 10.4K from Calico Creek

Gold Panning, Deep Creek


In 1867 a discovery of alluvial gold in a gully near the Mary River began the first major gold rush in Queensland and resulted in establishment of the mining town of Gympie.

Today visitors to the region can still visit and try their luck in the gold-bearing gully in the town at the Deep Creek Fossicking Area. Located at the southern entrance to Gympie between the Bruce Highway and Brisbane Road. From Brisbane Road turn into River road and Graham St and turn right into Victoria St.

Fossicking Licences are available online or at the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre. Equipment hire is also available from the Centre (picks/shovels and pans)

A great family activity at minimal cost




Victoria Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 10.9K from Calico Creek

Amamoor State Forest


Amamoor State Forest produces some of the finest hoop pine in Queensland. More than 120 bird species have been sighted in its riverine rainforests and plantations of hoop and bunya pines. Enjoy a drive through the forested valley to walk through the forest along trickling creeks and streams. From Amama day-use area, take the Platypus walk (300 metres return) to a viewing platform for a chance to see a platypus. The rainforest walk at Cedar Grove features huge red cedar and fig trees. Cedar Grove and Amamoor Creek camping areas have large flat sites. In August, the annual National Country Music Muster takes place here.




Amamoor State Forest
Amamoor, QLD, 4570

Located 11.0K from Calico Creek

Calico Creek: Events

Gympie Music Muster


The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite outdoor country music and camping festival.

Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other. The 35th Gympie Music Muster will be held over 4 days from 25th to Sunday 28th August 2016 in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct.

Located just 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, it's an easy drive 2-hours north of Brisbane, and only 45minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island.

Make 2016 the year you must do the Muster! and remember "There are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet"

Please see website for ticket prices, as they vary each day.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Aug
      25th Aug
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Amamoor Creek Road
Amamoor, QLD, 4570

Located 5.6K from Calico Creek

Amamoor Lodge - Photography Weekend Workshop


Weekend Photography Workshop

David Pedler's workshop is a fun weekend for people who want a better understanding of their DSLR camera. Enjoy a weekend of country hospitality and learn some great skills to help you get the most from your camera and most importantly take better photos. Amamoor Lodge provides opportunities at every turn to photograph the fabulous native flora and fauna and the beautiful Mary Valley landscape.

Suitable as a refresher for those who have attended a prior course or have some knowledge; also suitable for beginners. Assignments can be tailored to participants' requirements.

This course is not suitable for compact cameras without full manual capability.

Non participating partners welcome


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


368 Kandanga Amamoor Road
Amamoor, QLD, 4570

Located 7.4K from Calico Creek

Mary River Festival


The Mary River Festival, held each year in Kandanga in early November has acquired a reputation of being one of the friendliest, most laid back festivals you'd find, with a great mix of top music, art, kid's activities and much much more.

This festival runs on a not for profit basis with an incredibly lean budget, through the generous involvement of local community groups, as well as a number of individuals, and enjoys wonderful support from musicians and participants.

As well as the sense of community though, what really powers this festival is the exuberance unleashed in 2009, after Peter Garrett gave the federal thumbs-down on the Traveston Crossing Dam proposal. It was that enormous relief and the grabbing in both hands of the ongoing environmental stewardship of the Mary River that runs through every part of this festival.




Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov


Kandanga Amamoor Road,
Kandanga Recreational Ground
Kandanga, QLD, 4570

Located 9.7K from Calico Creek

Calico Creek: Travel Tips

Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre - Puma Roadhouse, Kybong


Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre (Kybong Roadhouse) is located at Kybong on the Bruce Highway 11 kilometres south of Gympie.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Destination Gympie Region Kybong Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do, where to stay, and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans and collect maps or brochures.




Bruce Highway,
Kybong Roadhouse
Kybong, QLD, 4570

Located 7.4K from Calico Creek

Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre - Lake Alford, Gympie


Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre (Lake Alford) is located at the southern entry to Gympie on the Bruce Highway.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and offers free wi-fi internet access. An extensive range of Gympie regional produce is also available for sale, along with souvenirs and light refreshments. Fossicking Licences for the state of Queensland can be purchased at the Centre. They also provide a book exchange facility for visitors.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre provides advice on the things to see and do in the Gympie Region including Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola National Parks, Fraser Island, Kilkivan, Goomeri and the Mary Valley.

Lake Alford provides a wonderful rest stop for drivers with ample parking, all abilities play ground, barbecue and picnic facilities, toilets and an off the dog leash park.




24 Bruce Highway, Lake Alford
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 9.9K from Calico Creek

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