Paperbark Forest Trail

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The Paperbark Forest Trail is an Aussie Bucket List attraction located in Agnes Waters, on the Capricorn Coast of Queensland. From the town of Agnes Water follow Springs Rd to the south for a little over 2.5km. Look for the large Reedy Creek Reserve sign near a gravel car park on the right-hand side of Springs Rd. Bollards and a trail icon mark the start of the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk. The trail is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Duration: 400m approximately 45min.

Special note: This walking trail is not suitable for all people including the very young or those with limited mobility or balance. You’ll encounter obstacles, stepping stones, fallen debris, water crossings, steps and rough surfaces that require good balance.

This short but spectacular forest walk will take you into the heart of a very special type of forest, rarely seen in such pristine condition.

The specially designed track makes it possible to penetrate the thick lush undergrowth and tiptoe through the wetlands (without getting your feet wet) until you’re completely surrounded by hundreds of paperbark tree trunks and the majestic green fronds of the cabbage palm.

Keep an eye out for butterflies and richly coloured fungi while keeping your ears listening for frog calls as you pass through their habitat.

The walk is open to the public all year round although it may be closed following heavy rains or periods of high fire danger.

A picnic table at the start/finish of the walk makes a great spot for a cuppa (please take any rubbish with you).

Allow some extra time for photographs! Dogs are not permitted.


  • Walking
  • Picnics
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography


  • Walking trail
  • Picnic area

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit or call the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food, fuel and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.

Photo credit: Visit Agnes Water & 1770

Content credits: Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Paperbark Forest Trail

Address: Paperbark Forest Walk, Springs Rd Agnes Water Queensland 4677


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