Charlie Moreland camping area is in Imbil State Forest, which is just north of the Conondale National Park. We stopped in and took a few photos.
We were passing by Charlie Moreland camping area on the way to Kenilworth via the Kenilworth–Maleny Road. I was surprised at the number of BlackWolf tents being used at the time that we visited the camping area — see photos here.
Making a booking
You need to make a booking before arrival by going to www.qld.gov.au/camping. Alternatively, you can phone 13 74 68 to make a booking — but you are unlikely to get mobile phone coverage at the camping area.
On arrival, you need to collect a camping tag from the registration hut, write your booking number and details on the tag, then display the tag on your tent.
The Charlie Moreland camping area is accessed via Sunday Creek Road. The road was dirt, but well graded. There were plenty of two wheel drive vehicles driving up and down the road. As usual on dirt roads, take it easy and look out for potholes.
While on the map Sunday Creek Road goes through to Jimna, at the time that we were there through access between Charlie Moreland camping area and Jimna was closed.
Charlie Moreland camping area
The Charlie Moreland camping area is very basic. It is one step up from pure bush camping. The camping area is a large grassy area shaded by large gums trees. There are no marked sites, but the area is more than large enough to find your own area without being too close to others.
There are fire rings throughout the camping area, but bring your own clean, milled firewood.
Rubbish bins are not provided at the site, so be prepared to take your own rubbish with you when you leave.
Apparently non-potable water is available (pumped from the creek), but bring your own potable drinking water.
Little Yabba Creek
Little Yabba Creek runs across the north east side of the camping area around to the south, providing somewhere for the kids to cool off, and the adults to have their bath for the day.
A day-use area is between Little Yabba Creek and the camping area for day visitors to use.
The Charlie Moreland camping area amenities were basic drop dunnies. There were a few amenities blocks throughout the camping area. By reports of my wife, they were clean enough. There were no showers in the amenities blocks; that is what the creek is for …
Interesting site you have here. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for checking out my photos and have a safe Christmas trip.
Rick from Bourke.
Great spot… pity we could not take our pets… so I guess its our first and last visit..JK