D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

With open grassy areas, toilets, picnic tables and wood barbecues, Maiala is the perfect picnic destination. Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

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


Stroll through lush rainforest, linger over a long lunch, and explore mill remnants from the 19th century at this popular day-use area.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

A wonderful place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue or rainforest walk, Maiala was the first area on the D'Aguilar Range to become a national park, now forming part of D’Aguilar National Park.

Step back in time uncovering evidence of Maiala’s loud and laborious past. In the 1860s, a flourishing sawmill stood on this site, and some of the machinery and remnant hoop-pine plantation still remains.

Feel the tingling chill of rainforest shade as you wander along one of five walking tracks—the Rainforest circuit, Cypress Grove track, Western Window track, Greenes Falls trackand Westside track all leave from this site.

Getting there and getting around

Maiala is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 42km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are all sealed and 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 30km to Maiala on the north-west edge of the Mount Glorious township.
  • Alternatively, drive about 19km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Maiala.
  • Maiala day-use area and the walking track entry points are located next to the car park.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible car parks, picnic tables and toilets. Assistance may be required.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Maiala 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.