D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Sit beside a picturesque creek or enjoy the grassy expanse. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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

Be inspired: A family camping favourite, D’Aguilar is right on Brisbane’s doorstep!

Are we there yet? Well kids, almost! D’Aguilar National Park is the closest, large-scale national park to any capital city in Australia, beckoning you for an easy weekend getaway. Photo credit: Tom Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Why Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the hidden gem Brisbane families love

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is a hidden gem right on Brisbane’s doorstep! Hidden in plain sight, that is! Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 7 accessible (wheelchair and stroller-friendly) parks close to Brisbane

There’s no need to feel like you’re stuck in the city with nowhere to go this weekend! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Favourite hikes for groups of ‘besties and buddies’ around Brisbane

When it comes to bushwalking with your ‘besties’ (friends or family), in Queensland National Parks near Brisbane, you’re truly spoilt for choice! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

The Cedars day-use area

Nestled within a circle of mountains, this day-use area is a lovely place to enjoy a leisurely lunch and a wander beside the creek.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

With its open, grassy area, lace-leaved white cedars and a trickling creek, this day-use area is a wonderful place to stop and enjoy the peaceful scenery.

In spring, smell the intoxicating chocolate scent bursting from white cedar flowers. Lie back on the luxurious grass and watch as Monarch butterflies flutter by.

Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the cool creek water, or follow the creek on foot for a rock-hop adventure.

Keep your eye out for Pacific bazas and variegated fairy-wrens feeding on insects from tree to tree.

Getting there and getting around

The Cedars day-use area is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 55km from Brisbane's city centre. It is north-west of Mount Glorious, on the drive to Lake Wivenhoe.

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 and Northbrook Parkway for 45km to The Cedars day-use area turn-off.
  • Alternatively, drive 35km from Samford village via Mount Glorious Road and Northbrook Parkway to The Cedars day-use area turn-off.
  • From the south-west, drive 29km from Fernvale via Wivenhoe-Somerset Road and Northbrook Parkway to The Cedars day-use area turn-off.
  • From the turn-off, drive into The Cedars car park. The day-use area is located next to the car park.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and parking spaces. Assistance may be required.

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Cedars day-use area 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.