Kunda Park to Kenilworth

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I want to do a 2 dayer from Kunda Park over to Kenilworth but from childhood memory it quite hilly going through Nambour and Mapelton.

I am just looking to kick back for 2 days, there is a nice camp spot on wikicamps on Obi Obi creek.

Anyone know if its ok to go through there with a BT or to stressful?

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 17:35

Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 17:35
Aubs we have left Kenilworth recently we went there via the Kilcoy Beerwah road coming into Maleny lots of steep sections ;-) and then on through Connondale ( may be spelt wrong) there is a lovely overnighter at Little Yabba creek about 10k out from Kenilworth but its only a 24hour stop ..

In Kenilworth itself there is the show grounds $15pn includes power water. But depending on when can get busy, plus they have a couple of large events in town around, about now they have a rodeo and ride for life events.

Definitely do NOT attempt the Obi Obi road, apart from being steep and dangerous with narrow turns and overhanging rock it has the downside blocked to traffic due to road works. The upside is Steeeeep ! and no caravans allowed.

There is a camp along the bottom section of the Obi Obi but you would need to get to it via the Coonondale or Eumundi Kenilworth roads.

You also have the Charlie Moreland State Forest which allows camping at a cost.

Another site is out around Jimna.

When we needed to get to Nambour & Kunda Park we just used the Eumundi Kenilworth road & Bruce Hwy.

Mick & Vickie


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Follow Up By: Quicksilver - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:20

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:20
I agree - definately DO NOT enter the Obi Obi Road. Some 15 years ago (pre the BT) my then 9 year old daughter and I joined a convoy of 3 for a camping weekend with our horses at Connondale with the only man on the trip leading the way. It was the first time I'd driven the '85 Bronco on my own with a double horse float in tow and was the last to make the turn down the Obi Obi Rd despite the signage. It was an experience I would never want to repeat and by the time we exited at the other end, my knuckles were white and my clenched teeth ached ! The question I asked our leader was along the lines of "didn't you see that sign at the start?" to which he replied " Yeah, but it said 'no caravans' it didn't say anything about horse floats !!!

There used to be a property not far from Charlie Morelands State Forest called "Dealbata'. It was a type of host farm that provided bunk house accomodation and specialised in horse treks thru the forestry. Many years ago our horse club used to camp in our tents on their property. It would be worth checking if it still operates.

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Reply By: The Hob - Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 18:25

Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 18:25
Agree with Mick

From Kunda Park go back to the highway and head north a short distance and take the Kenilworth road from near Eumundi. This takes you to Kenilworth and to get to your campsite turn left just BEFORE crossing the Mary River bridge on the outskirts of Kenilworth.

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Reply By: aubs. - Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 19:22

Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 19:22
Nothing like team work, thankyou both for the replies, via Eumundi Kenilworth it shall be :-) . My Father introduced me to gold in there when I was a toddler, so its a trip back down memory lane.

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