Just 25 minutes north from Yeppoon, you can discover the lush rainforests of Byfield and spectacular scenery of the surrounding parks and forests.
The Byfield National Park and State Forest abounds with wonderful scenery, rolling sand dunes, beaches, rainforest-edged creeks and rugged mountains. Byfield is rich with diversity and forms one of the largest unspoiled eco-systems on the east coast of Australia and is the exclusive home of the rare Byfield Fern.
The small village of Byfield is a haven for craft and nature lovers. It has an attractive café, small school and numerous attractions and accommodation houses. The area is also home to the locally renowned Ferns Hideaway Resort. Nestled in the rainforest, this resort has a rustic charm and will appeal to all ages. Also not to be missed is the world-class rainforest gallery, Nob Creek Pottery, a must-see attraction when visiting Byfield.
In the surrounding state forest you’ll find picturesque water holes and picnic spots where you can paddle a canoe or take a dip in the freshwater creeks. Upper Stony Creek and Water Park Creek are popular spots for day-trippers, with several bush walking tracks and camping is also available. Red Rock Camp ground offers the best caravan access with individual fire pits and tables at each site.
Only accessible by four wheel drive, Five Rocks is a favourite weekend getaway for locals and visitors alike. Located in Byfield Conservation Park, visitors will discover one of the largest parabolic sand dunes in Australia. These beaches boast a good surf break, and there are plenty of bays and creeks to throw in a line. Camping grounds also provide basic facilities and permits are required to camp in the National Park and State Forest (fees apply, no dogs).