D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Experience a peaceful forest setting with diverse birdlife. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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Manorina

Escape to a picturesque forest haven, where bushwalks, country views and an abundance of wildlife beg to be discovered.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Embark on one of two bushwalks that leave from the peaceful forest of Manorina—the Atrax circuit and Morelia walking track. Walk through lush eucalypt forest and be rewarded with views over Samford Valley and, on a clear day, to Moreton Bay.

Here, massive Sydney blue gums tower above the rainforest canopy, weeping lilly pillys line the creek, and the only concentrated grove of cabbage tree palms are found in the D'Aguilar Range. Look for dainty swallowtail butterflies, one of the few butterflies found exclusively in Australia. In winter you may be lucky enough to spot colourful wompoo fruit-doves feeding on rainforest fruit in the canopy.

Getting there and getting around

Manorina is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 35km 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 21km to the turn-off into the Manorina car park, just north of the Mount Nebo township.
  • Alternatively, drive 21km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Manorina 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.