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

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Stroll through lush rainforest or linger over a long lunch while exploring what this popular day-use area has to offer.

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. It now forms part of D’Aguilar National Park.

In the 1860s Maiala was once a flourishing sawmill site. Some of the machinery and remnant hoop-pine plantation remain.

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 accessible 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 sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.

  • 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 parks.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair-accessible roadside car parks on Mount Glorious Road offer the best combination of parking, access to toilets, barbeques, picnic tables and shelter shed.

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.