Wongi State Forest
Wongi waterholes, beside camping area, are a tranquil place to relax. Photo: Ross Naumann.
Facilities and activities
A string of beautiful waterholes fringed by paperbarks and rushes and surrounded by eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations make Wongi State Forest and Forest Reserve special places to visit. Lake Lenthall, the water supply for Fraser Coast Regional Council, is in the heart of the forest.
Tannins leached from the paperbarks stain the water in the waterholes a golden-brown colour. Reflections can often be seen in the still waters.
Hoop pine rainforest, open eucalypt forest, open woodland with a heath understorey, and exotic pine plantations grow in Wongi. The National Bicentennial Trail passes through the forest.
Camp or picnic under the shady eucalypt trees. Cool off by the waterhole in summer. For your safety, never jump or dive into the waterholes. Supervise children closely as the water is deep. No fishing.
Two picnic areas, with tables, are provided beside the waterholes. Fires are not permitted. Follow Warrah Road until you reach the signposted entry to the day-use and camping area.
Wongi is 25km north-west of Maryborough. Head 12.5km towards Childers on the Bruce Highway then turn left at the signpost (the last reliable mobile phone reception is at this turnoff). Drive 10km into the picnic and camping areas along a gravel road.