D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

A short track leads from the Broadwater day-use area to a waterhole on Neurum Creek. Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

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


If you’re keen for a little 4WD adventure, followed by a refreshing swim, then make a beeline for Broadwater.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables

Pack up the 4WD and take the family for a daytrip to Broadwater, in the northern section of D’Aguilar National Park.

Roll out the rug and enjoy a picnic lunch at the picturesque day-use area, lazing beneath tall, majestic gum trees. Enjoy the company of local wildlife residents—koalas, kookaburras and lace monitors call the forests here home.

Take a short stroll to Neurum Creek where a large, forest-fringed waterhole provides a popular spot for a refreshing swim. Kids will love rock-hopping and playing around the trickling stream and boulders—don’t forget your bathers!

Take the long way home with a detour onto the scenic 4WD and trail bike road network, easily accessible from Broadwater.

Getting there and getting around

Broadwater day-use area is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about about 97km from the city of Brisbane and 40km from Woodford, near the park's northern entrance.

  • A 4WD or trail bike is recommended to access Broadwater.
  • The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 50km/hr and all road rules apply.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Read trail bike ride with care for tips on riding safely and riding with care.

From the south

  • Continue north along Lovedays Road and look for the sign for Broadwater.

From the north

  • Continue along Lovedays Road and look for the sign for Broadwater.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Broadwater 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.