View of Yeppoon Main Beach from Meikleville Hill

Stony Creek

Well just yesterday we went for a drive up to Stony Creek in Byfield to have a picnic with some friends. I wanted to add a panorama of the Stony Creek crossing to my Yeppoon Photo Panoramas, so I took enough photos of the creek crossing for Photoshop to stich the whole scene together.

Stony Creek is a large camping and picnic area, with the main feature being, of course, the creek that divided those two areas. To cross there is a concrete causeway which is covered by about 10cm of water in normal flow. After heavy rain the picnic area is sometimes cut off because the causeway is too deeply covered.

Stony Creek has many important facilities such as toilets, free gas barbeques, picnic tables, taps, and bushwalks. Because the Stony Creek area is protected, no domestic animals such as dogs or cats are allowed. There is one marked bushwalking track, which winds along beside the creek for kilometres. The main circuit is only about 1km long however.

Camping can be booked through the EPA website.

Below I’ve put in some photos of Stony Creek from the day:

The Stony Creek crossing, looking towards the entrance and camping area.
The Stony Creek crossing, looking towards the entrance and camping area.

The Stony Creek swimming area. This is the main swimming area, looking from the road crossing.
The Stony Creek swimming area. This is the main swimming area, looking from the road crossing.

Looking in the other direction from the above photo, Stony Creek merrily continuing on its way downstream.
Looking in the other direction from the above photo, Stony Creek merrily continuing on its way downstream.

This view shows the platform on the picnic side of Stony. This is where most people jump in the creek from. The drain in the middle helps keep the water level over the crossing down.
This view shows the platform on the picnic side of Stony. This is where most people jump in the creek from. The drain in the middle helps keep the water level over the crossing down.

Water spilling over the other side of the road crossing.
Water spilling over the other side of the road crossing.

Looking over the road crossing towards the day use area of Stony Creek.
Looking over the road crossing towards the day use area of Stony Creek.

A small bridge on the main walking track. The blurred corners are an added effect.
A small bridge on the main walking track. The blurred corners are an added effect.

One of the many lovely plants growing along the walking track.
One of the many lovely plants growing along the walking track.

Rows of pine trees on either side of the road on the way out from Stony Creek. Again, I've added the blurred corners.
Rows of pine trees on either side of the road on the way out from Stony Creek. Again, I’ve added the blurred corners.

Stony Creek Panorama #1
Stony Creek Panorama #2
Last but not least, above are the two panoramas that I made from photos taken at Stony Creek. Click on the thumbnail images to see the full-size versions.

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  4. Shenae says:

    Can someone give me the website and a contact number to book a camping trip here for 5 days?

  5. Steve says:

    Is this place accessible in late Jan early Feb???

    • Jylan Wynne says:

      Hard to say for sure Steve, depends on how much rain we get. The causeway separating the camping and day use areas at Stony Creek can be cut by fast flowing or deep water.

      If you’re camping though, the only concern is the initial creek crossing a few hundred metres from Byfield Road. If that becomes too deep to drive through, it effectively cuts of all access. There are other routes to Stony Creek, although they’re just as likely to be inaccessible after heavy or prolonged rain.

      Keep an eye on the QLD Government’s park alert page for up to date info: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/index.php#centralcoast

  6. Monique says:

    hi,
    stoney creek was the best the clear water and all i love the photo’s i took theres about 100 of just the water (spectacular)

  7. Robin Adams says:

    HI
    I really loved those photos, it looks very inviting, I may take the kids up there this weekend, after looking at those photos

    • jylan says:

      Hi Robin,

      Glad you liked the photos!

      You picked a good weekend to go up there – we went up on Saturday (two days ago) and Stony Creek is flowing strongly after all the rain. Ignore any “road closed” signs on the way there, the only damaged section is over the actual causeway bridge which has had a section of concrete ripped up. It’s fine in a 4WD however.

      Jylan

  8. Bris says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I am planning to vacation in Yeppoon this March and I was googling the internet for any bushwalks there when when I came across this site with pcitures. What a great information I got from here, as they say picture is thousand words. Excellent work.

    Thanks again

  9. J Mehmett says:

    Jylan,

    I really enjoyed with your photos from Stony Creek. What a wonderful place to visit and to spend some time!

    I’m a person who have an admiration and love with the nature and such place makes me forget everything else.

    Surely, you had great day!

    Thanks for sharing.

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