Visiting Bunyaville safely
Bunyaville Conservation Park is 15km north-west of central Brisbane between the suburbs of Albany Creek and Everton Hills. Access is via Old Northern Road.
The picnic facilities and toilet block are wheelchair-accessible, but assistance is recommended.
- Plan ahead—let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
- Never begin a walk or ride if you can see smoke in the park; bushfires can spread quickly.
- Do not enter the forest during strong windy conditions. Eucalypts and other trees are prone to dropping branches. Strong wind can increase the risk of injury.
- Carry a mobile phone.
- Carry a first-aid kit and know how to use it.
- Stay on trails and obey all safety and closure signs.
- Watch out for other trail users, fallen trees and wildlife.
- Ensure you have drinking water, sturdy footwear and sun protection.
- Plan to complete bushwalking well before dark.
- Horse riders be aware of the ride safely guidelines.
- Reduce theft by removing valuables from your vehicle and taking them with you.
- Take care near fire. Supervise children and always extinguish the barbecue with water, not sand or dirt.
In an emergency
In case of an accident or other emergency, please:
- Call Triple Zero (000)
- Call 106 for a text-only message for deaf or speech or hearing impaired callers
- Advise emergency services of your location and the nature of your emergency, and stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
- Wear sturdy shoes and take drinking water when walking or riding.
- There are no bins provided so please bring rubbish bags and ensure all rubbish is removed from the park.
- Wear protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent for protection from the sun and biting insects.
- Bring disposable bags for your dog’s droppings, as you must clean up after your dog.
Drinking water is available from the taps in the picnic areas.
Bunyaville Conservation Park's entrance gate is open from 7am to 5.30pm each day. From 15 October to 14 March the gate is open from 7am to 6.30pm. The gate is locked outside of these hours. For your safety, walk and ride in daylight hours only.
Permits and fees
A permit is not required to recreate within the park or forest unless the activity is a commercial activity or organised event (including competitive and sporting events). All commercial and organised events require a permit. View permits and fees for further information.
Dogs are allowed in the day-use area, on designated walking tracks, and along the shared trails (for walkers, horseriders and mountain bikes). Dogs and walkers are not permitted on the designated mountain-bike only trails.
Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times. Dog faeces must be bagged immediately and removed from the park.
Horses are permitted on the shared trails (for walkers, horseriders and mountain bikes). They are not permitted in the picnic area, on designated walking tracks, or on the mountain-bike only trails.
All other domestic animals are prohibited in the park.
Climate and weather
The area enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 22 to 30°C in summer and 12 to 22°C in winter. For more information see the tourism information links.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at nearby suburbs and throughout Brisbane.
- Bunyaville toilet facilities and car park number 1 closed 25 August 2021 to 30 October 2023