So much to see and do
The Mary Valley is made up of lovely little country towns, with all the friendly old world charm, and modern conveniences.
Mary Valley is some of the most beautiful country you will ever see. With rolling hills, valleys and the famous Mary River winding its way through the entire region.
We have taken advantage of all the open space to bring you adventurous entertainment such as, horse riding, kayaking, hiking through the state forest and the fig tree walk, fishing, Boumba Dam and of course sampling all the amazing local food.
Each village has parklands in the form of reserves, recreational grounds and reserves. These are marked on the village maps. The parks in Amamoor, Kandanga, Imbil and Kenilworth all have play areas for children and are close to public toilets.
The Mary Valley is home to National Parks and State Forests. These can be explored, by car, bike or on foot or horseback.
Check the details of each park below for more information.
Amamoor State Forest
In this forest you will find dry forests, riverine rainforests as well as hoop and bunya pine plantations. The Gympie Muster site is in the heart of the forest. On your drive there, you will pass Amarma day-use area which is perfect for day visitor picnics and is at the start of a number of walks. Then Ceder Grove camping area which also has a number of walks and near to the muster site you will reach Amamoor Creek camping area where you can walks to the and cool off in the warmer months.
Conondale Nation Park
Access Connondale National Park via Booloumba Creek Road south of Kennilworth to get to the beginning of the Connonondale Great Walk. Parts of the road are not sealed and are suitable for four wheel drive vehicles. There are a number of day and half day walks accessible from the day use area including a walk to the Strangler Cairn which was made by world famous artist Andrew Goldsworthy. The walk takes you through sub-tropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest and provides shade as well as fantastic views.
Imbil State Forest
In common with other areas in the Mary Valley, this area has magnificent forests with walking and driving tracks. There are camping area and mountain streams. Popular with four wheel drive enthusiast this forest is big enough for everyone. There is camping and a day use are at Charlie Moreland area which is accessible via Sunday Creek Road south of Kenilworth. An easily accessible walk which is suitable for wheelchairs is Fig Tree Walk – a 1.4km track with some magnificent fMorton Bay Figs. the start of the circular walk is near the Yabba Creek Rest Area (where Booloumba Creek joins the Mary River) approximately 4km south of Kenilworth along the Maleny-Kenilworth Road.
Enjoy outdoor adventures, where the weather is beautiful all year round.
Mary Valley Adventure Trails
Mary Valley Adventure Trails provide real horse rides, great scenery, quality horses, at an affordable price.
Travel through lush farmland and experience the joy of riding through natural Queensland rainforest. Visit mountain lookouts with breathtaking views.
Rides available for the beginner and the more experienced rider.
50 Amamoor Creek Rd, Amamoor QLD 4570
Phone: 5481 1489
Ride on Mary
Bike Riding and Kayaking
Set in the heart of the beautiful Mary Valley, among the forest, creeks and mountains is Ride On Mary, a place where adventures begin. Adventure packages for all levels of fitness and experience. Safety brief and gear is supplied. Bring water, sunscreen, change of clothes and a hat.
Kayak and Bike Bush Adventures go from half day Kayak to two night, three day Bush Adventures, with Safety Brief and Gear Included in Hire Price.
578 Lowe Road, Bollier QLD 4574
Phone: 0400 297 678
Cheese Factory, Cafe and Shop
Kenilworth Dairies produce hand crafted Cheese, Mousse and Yoghurt.
Queensland owned and operated, they and an important business in the local community, sourcing milk from local farmers to make their products. Kenilworth Country Foods is one of the oldest suppliers of Queensland made dairy products to Woolworths.
Come out for the day to enjoy free tastings, 7 days a week.
46 Charles St, Kenilworth Qld 4574
Phone: 5446 0144