A sparkly hideaway in the woods: how to visit one of Australia’s most ‘underrated’ natural swimming holes
- Hidden in a national park in Queensland, beautiful swimming holes await
- The pristine clear waters of Byfield National Park are ideal for a relaxing swim
- Stony Creek, nestled among the eucalyptus forest, is accessible by a short 1km walk
- It has been described as one of Australia’s most ‘underrated’ places to visit
Travelers flock to a national park in Queensland to dive into the little-known shimmering rock pools surrounded by beautiful greenery.
Tucked away in Byfield National Park, the shimmering natural pools of Upper Stoney Creek await, a ‘pristine’ swimming spot with a fantastic campsite nearby.
Stony Creek, nestled between the eucalyptus and pine forest, is reached by a short 1km walk which is quite easy to climb and suitable for children.
The incredible watering hole is said to be one of the most ‘underrated’ sites in the country.
Hidden away in Byfield National Park awaits the shimmering natural pools of Upper Stoney Creek, said to be an ‘unspoilt’ swimming location with a fantastic campsite close by
On Instagram, travel blogger Hayley Andersen shared a series of incredible photos of herself and her partner Kyle Hunter visiting the lesser-known location (pictured)
On Instagram, travel blogger Hayley Andersen shared a series of incredible photos of herself and her partner Kyle Hunter visiting the lesser-known location.
‘It was cold, but it was great! This swimming hole was nestled in the greenest National Park, Byfield National Park – a place sorely underrated!’ she captioned the social media post.
One photo shows Hayley, who goes by the name ‘Haylsa’ online, on a rock with the beautiful clear blue water and trees in the background.
Followers were quick to rave about the scene, with many describing the natural pools as “so beautiful.”
‘What clear water!!’ one wrote, while others tagged friends and relatives in the comments.
The incredible watering hole is said to be one of the most ‘underrated’ sites in the country
Stony Creek, situated between the eucalyptus and pine forest, is reached by a short 1km walk which is quite easy to climb and suitable for children
Where to Find Upper Stony Byfield Creeks Pools:
From Yeppoon take Yeppoon-Byfield Rd, after about 10 km this becomes Farnborough Rd at the roundabout at Farnborough
Continue straight for approximately 6 miles until you reach the t-junction, turn right onto Byfield Rd and follow for approximately 7 miles until you see the Stoney Creek exit on the left
The exit is 5 minutes past Mary Vale Flats where you will drive over 20 meters of cement flood channel
When you turn in, follow the dirt road for 10 minutes to the campsite and the day area
It’s no wonder that few are aware of the beautiful swimming hole as getting to the site can be a challenge for some.
Byfield Creeks is accessible from Yeppoon via Yeppoon-Byfield Road, which later becomes Farnborough Road, according to area tourism websites.
Other neighboring watering holes in the area include Waterpark and Hedlow Creek.
It’s no wonder that few know about the beautiful swimming hole as getting to the site can be a challenge for some
Hikers are in luck, because the creeks are surrounded by countless walking tails.
If you want to stay longer, you can also make use of the campsite and the day care centers.
The only area not recommended for swimming is Kelly’s Landing, Farnborough and Corbett’s Landing, Byfield, as the area inhabits crocodiles from the mouth of the river.