We were after a quick long weekend getaway and decided to go camping at Peach Trees near Jimna. Peach Trees Forest Park is about 44 km north of Kilcoy and 4 km north of Jimna off Kilcoy Murgon Rd. It was an unexpected surprise and a great private little camp area where we were happy to let the kids explore. It has cold showers and toilets. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes, swimming in the adjoining creek and some fishing, kayaking, and even catching some yabbies. Its was easy to spend a few days here relaxing with friends. There are some good little bush walks around the creek.
We hadn’t planned on visiting Landcruiser Mountain Park, but we were sure glad we did. LMP is a 10,000 acre Camping and 4wd Park on Diaper Road, which was about a 15km drive from Peach Trees. It is less than 2 hours from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. There are over 200km of tracks, and amenities in the 4 main camping areas. Campfires and Dogs are allowed.
We had a convoy of 3 cars, and all aired - down as we entered the LMP gates. It was a pretty quiet weekend for LMP with no big events on, So we had a good clear run around the park. We spent the whole day wheeling and basically did a full lap of the park. It was a great combination of challenging tracks, river crossings, rocks, mud, ascents, descents and a whole lot of fun. We had a combination of capable raised 4wd’s and some stock 4wds with lower side steps and overhangs. There were plenty of little side paths off the main tracks where the trucks with better clearance can be more adventurous.
We stopped for lunch at one of the camp grounds and were entertained by one of our mates trying one of the extreme steep hill climbs usually reserved for the 4wd specials.
There’s heaps to see and do at LMP, so we will definitely be back to explore some more and most likely try camping in the park. There is waterfalls, abundant wildlife, freshwater fishing, swimming, bush walking, mountain climbing, bird watching and heaps of picturesque scenery.