D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Boombana has a small picnic area with toilets and tables. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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


Stop and enjoy a relaxed picnic or bushwalk at this quiet, subtropical rainforest retreat near Mount Nebo.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)

Nestled in lush, shaded rainforest with easy access to walking tracks, Boombana is a lovely place to stop on a scenic drive up the mountain.

Pack a picnic and enjoy an alfresco lunch before taking a stroll through the forest on the Pitta circuit or Thylogale walking track.

Weave beneath twisted vines and strangler figs as you walk. Look for brightly-coloured wompoo fruit-doves feeding on forest fruits, and red-necked pademelons venturing from their rainforest hideaway at sunset to forage on grasses.

In summer, witness lacebark trees bursting with beautiful pink-hued flowers, giving the area its name, meaning ‘trees in bloom’.

Getting there and getting around

Boombana is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 29km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access is via sealed roads accessible by 2WD.

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 17km until you see the signs for Boombana turn-off, less than 1km before Mount Nebo township.
  • Turn off Mount Nebo Road to enter the day-use area car park.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Boombana is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely.