D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

D'Aguilar National Park is a breathtaking escape from the city! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: A family camping favourite, D’Aguilar is right on Brisbane’s doorstep!

Are we there yet? Well kids, almost! D’Aguilar National Park is the closest, large-scale national park to any capital city in Australia, beckoning you for an easy weekend getaway. Photo credit: Tom Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Why Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the hidden gem Brisbane families love

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is a hidden gem right on Brisbane’s doorstep! Hidden in plain sight, that is! Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 7 accessible (wheelchair and stroller-friendly) parks close to Brisbane

There’s no need to feel like you’re stuck in the city with nowhere to go this weekend! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Favourite hikes for groups of ‘besties and buddies’ around Brisbane

When it comes to bushwalking with your ‘besties’ (friends or family), in Queensland National Parks near Brisbane, you’re truly spoilt for choice! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Attractions

  • Pack a picnic or sizzle some snags at this large, open day-use area, nestled in a beautiful forest grove.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Stop and enjoy a bushwalk at this quiet, subtropical rainforest retreat near Mount Nebo.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
  • If you’re keen for a little four-wheel -drive (4WD) adventure, followed by a refreshing swim, then make a beeline for Broadwater. Roads are not suitable for conventional vehicles.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
  • Enjoy a relaxing barbecue and picnic in this quaint forested pocket, with knockout views over Brisbane and beyond.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
  • Admire sweeping panoramic views, enjoy a relaxed picnic or barbecue, and take a peaceful bushwalk at this iconic day-use area.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
  • Stroll through lush rainforest or linger over a long lunch while exploring what this popular day-use area has to offer.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Escape to a picturesque forest haven, where bushwalks, country views and an abundance of wildlife beg to be discovered.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
  • Travel back in time exploring remnants of The Gantry’s timber-mill history before setting out on a bushwalk or scenic forest drive.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Stroll the boardwalk at Westridge outlook where dramatic rock escarpments give way to breathtaking views over the western plains.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
  • Nestled within a circle of mountains, this day-use area is a lovely place to enjoy a leisurely lunch and a wander beside the creek.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Take in sweeping views from Wivenhoe outlook over Lake Wivenhoe and to the west.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout