D’Aguilar National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
“The Bush at Brisbane's Doorstep”
The year 2009 saw the D’Aguilar National Park expand from 2,400 to 38,000
hectares and is now the largest national park within 20 kilometres of a capital
CBD in Australia.
Taking in bushland areas around Enoggera, Mount Glorious, Mount Mee, D’Aguilar
and north Brisbane and much of the Brisbane Forest Park, the park provides
permanent protection for the local flora and fauna, as well as access to a wide
range of activities for visitors to the national park.
The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, with over 800 plant species,
that make up the lush rainforest, tall wet eucalypt forest and open woodlands.
It is also an important wildlife corridor to creatures such as the giant barred frog
People are the traditional owners of the land.
There are any number of things to do in this location
bushwalking tracks, picnic areas for day trippers, horse
riding, mountain biking, glorious mountain views, clean
mountain air to clear the lungs, rainforest areas, historic
sites, scenic 4WD drives with views back to the city,
camping, wildlife and more.
Vegetation includes lush rainforest, tall wet eucalypt forest and open woodlands
Birds and animals abound
throughout the park and visitor facilities are first rate.
Because the park is so close to the city visitor numbers are
very high during peak seasons such as school holidays arrive
early if you are going for a picnic as the best spots are
Wheelchair-accessible facilities in the park include the
information centre, parts of Bellbird Grove (Black Wattle shelter shed and Rose
Gum toilets), Jolly's Lookout, Maiala picnic area, Bunyaville, Lomandra and
Ironbark Gully. For additional information on these and other accessible
facilities, contact the Brisbane Forest Park Information Centre.
Check out our listing for
Region accommodation. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit
QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. 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.
D’Aguilar National Park Attractions
• Great for picnics, old gold mines and
gold mining history, aboriginal culture. Walking tracks,
toilets, shelter sheds, picnic tables, and drinking water
• Lookout over Moreton Bay and the
• Panoramic views of the city and Samford
Valley. Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, walking
tracks, drinking water and toilet facilities.
• Remnant rainforest and tall eucalypt forest.
Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, walking tracks,
drinking water and toilet facilities.
• The only lookout looking west.
Lookout, drinking water, boardwalks.
• Rainforest location home to many animals. Picnic tables,
shelter sheds, walking tracks, barbecues, information
displays, drinking water and toilets.
• Views over Lake Wivenhoe and the
Northbrook Valley. Picnic tables, shelter sheds, barbecues,
lookout, drinking water and toilets.
• Rural location in the Northbrook Valley. Picnic
tables, shelter sheds, barbecues, drinking water and
• 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.
• Picnic spot catering to large groups such
as school groups or family gatherings. Picnic tables,
shelter sheds, barbecues, drinking water and toilets.
Brisbane Forest Park, 60 Mount Nebo Rd, THE GAP / BRISBANE QLD 4061 •
Ph: 07 3300 2558 •
• 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.