Byfield - One of the largest unspoilt eco systems on the east coast of AustraliaNot only is the Capricorn Coast home to some of the best beaches and reefs in Queensland, it also home of the  Byfield National Park  A rainforest area only a mere 25 minutes drive north of Yeppoon.

Canoeing on Waterpark CreekFrom Rockhampton the trip is only 50 minutes. Tall pine trees line both sides of the road.  With mountains towering above in the distance  you enter the fragrant green world of the Byfield State Forest and National Park. You can’t help but feel a sense of excitement. At the end of these roads there are many wonderful places to visit, including creek picnic areas at Stoney Creek, Waterpark Creek and Redrock, pottery & art galleries such as Nob Creek Pottery and great places to stay, like Rainforest Ranch, where you can relax and soak up the cool seclusion of a rainforest village.

A wide variety of services are available at the Byfield General Store and Bush Café and Fern’s Hideaway Restaurant provides a great venue for finer dining. All this makes Rainforest Ranch a great base from which to explore the wider Byfield region.

Byfield – Rainforest meeting the Coast

Mountains, rainforests, creeks and beaches; The Byfield State ForestByfield State Forest marks the start of the largest undeveloped area on the Central Queensland coast. The National Park and Byfield Conservation Park extends over 15,000 hectares and boasts massive parabolic sand dunes (the oldest reaching more than five kilometres inland) and rugged granite pinnacles. It is rich in diversity where mountains, rainforests, creeks and beaches form one of the largest unspoiled eco systems on the east coast of Australia. The area supports many rare and endangered plants and animals. The endemic and abundant Byfield Fern and Byfield Grevillea thrive here.

A 4WD vehicle is needed to access the popular and scenic areas of Five Rocks and Nine Mile Beach.  Here you will experience the most majestic of untouched beaches and stunning coastal scenery that Australia & Queensland has to offer. Great fishing can be found here and at other places within the park.

More information:  Byfield National Park