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Originally covering some 28,500 ha Brisbane Forest Park has merge into the D’Aguilar National Park, and at 38,000 hectares making it the largest national park within 20 kilometres of a capital CBD in Australia.

Only 20 minutes drive from Brisbane city and makes for an easily accessible escape from the bustling city, here you will find clean crisp mountain air, bird calls, picnic areas, bushwalks, mountain and valley views, waterholes to swim in, the information centre, wildlife all around, magnificent tall eucalypts and lush rainforest all on your doorstep.

In fact there are many different types of facilities here to suit the needs of different groups of people from school children to tour groups to the individuals exploring the bush. Other things to do in the park include horse riding, mountain bike riding, bird watching, painting and much more. The park is open every day of the year if your a nature lover you will be back again and again and again.

This park also includes a restaurant for those who like their food prepared for them.

Camping is also a popular pastime, permits must be obtained from the park headquarters prior to your camp.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Brisbane Forest Park Information Centre

Brisbane Forest Park Attractions

Bellbird Grove
• Great for picnics, old gold mines and gold mining history, aboriginal culture • Walking tracks, toilets, shelter sheds, picnic tables, and drinking water facilities.
McAfee's Lookout
•
Lookout over Moreton Bay and the City.
Camp Mountain
• Panoramic views of the city and Samford Valley • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, walking tracks, drinking water and toilet facilities.
Boombana
• Remnant rainforest and tall eucalypt forest • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, walking tracks, drinking water and toilet facilities.
Westridge Outlook
•
The only lookout looking west • Lookout, drinking water, boardwalks.
Maiala
• Rainforest location home to many animals • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, walking tracks, barbecues, information displays, drinking water and toilets.
Wivenhoe Outlook
• Views over Lake Wivenhoe and the Northbrook Valley • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, lookout, drinking water and toilets.
Cedar Flats
• Rural location in the Northbrook Valley • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, drinking water and toilets.
Mt Coot-tha
• Panoramic views over Redcliffe, Moreton Bay and Brisbane Central business district • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, walking tracks, barbecues, lookout, drinking water and toilets.
Ironbark Gully and Lomandra
• Good bushwalking area. Picnic tables, shelter sheds, loads of walking tracks, barbecues, drinking water and toilets.
Lake Manchester
• Picnic spot catering to large groups such as school groups or family gatherings • Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, drinking water and toilets.

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Brisbane Forest Park Local Services

Walkabout Creek Restaurant
• Brisbane Forest Park, 60 Mount Nebo Rd, THE GAP / BRISBANE QLD 4061 • Ph: 07 3300 2558 • Email
• Welcome to the Walkabout Creek conference, function and wildlife centre. Caters for weddings, conferences, special events and more.

Imagine your wedding ceremony with a forest and lake backdrop, a function room with forest beside your windows and balconies, that is the beauty of our Walkabout Creek. Check our website for special events and new ideas appearing throughout the coming year.
 
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