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Corn crop at Running Creek, Queensland.jpg
McPherson Range and corn crop, 2016
Running Creek is located in Queensland
Running Creek
Running Creek
Location in Queensland
Population 147 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.308/km2 (3.39/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4287
Area 112.4 km2 (43.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Running Creek:
Rathdowney Innisplain Oaky Creek
Palen Creek Running Creek Chinghee Creek
Mount Gipps
Palen Creek Gradys Creek (NSW)
Findon Creek (NSW)
Cougal (NSW)

Running Creek is a rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Running Creek had a population of 147 people. It borders New South Wales.


Andrew Drynan Park and Mount Chingee National Park at Running Creek, Queensland
Camping by Mount Chinghee National Park, 2016

Mount Chinghee and Mount Chinghee National Park are located in the south east of Running Creek. The national park has no walking tracks or visitor facilities. It aims to protect remnant rainforest and preserve habitat. The Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor traverses the length of the north south axis of Running Creek. At the border the railway enters a tunnel which is part of the Cougal Spiral. Nearby the Lions Road passes through Richmond Gap on the McPherson Range and links to Cougal in northern New South Wales. The Beaudesert Shire Tramway had a stop in Running Creek called Dulbolla station.

StateLibQld 2 391013 Bullock team at Running Creek, 1900
A bullock team, 1900

The terrain is generally hilly with elevations rising in the south to well above 600 metres along the McPherson Range. It covers the area roughly equivalent to the catchment formed by Running Creek, with the exception of its most upper parts which lie in Mount Gipps and Southern Lamington. Running Creek, itself a tributary of the Logan River, has a number of tributaries including New Year Creek and Camp Creek. Vegetation has been cleared in many parts for primary production purposes.


The Glenapp railway hut is located along the Brisbane to Sydney railway line at Running Creek. The hut was established in 1930 and is only one of a few remaining intact in the country. Telemon Environment Park which later became known as Mount Chinghee National Park was first gazetted in 1994.


Andrew Drynan Park and Mount Chingee National Park at Running Creek, Queensland
Camping by Mount Chinghee National Park, 2016

There are no schools in Running Creek. The nearest primary school is Rathdowney State School in neighbouring Rathdowney to the north-west. The nearest secondary school is Beaudesert State High School in Beaudesert.

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