Travel back in time exploring remnants of The Gantry’s timber-mill history before setting out on a bushwalk or scenic 4WD drive.
- Conventional vehicle
- Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
- Picnic tables
- Toilets (flush)
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
Once the site of a thriving timber sawmill, this day-use area is now the gateway to exploring the northern section of D'Aguilar National Park.
Discover the legacy of a sawmill that operated here from the 1930s when boilers ran the steam engine right through to 1981.
Pack a picnic or cook-up a barbecue and enjoy a relaxed lunch in the spacious, grassy picnic area. If you're feeling energetic, both the Piccabeen walk and Somerset trail start and finish opposite the picnic area.
With a 4WD or trail bike you can make your visit a full-day park adventure—the Western Escarpment forest drive, Mount Mee forest drive and Range Road forest drive all begin from The Gantry. These roads are not suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.
Getting there and getting around
The Gantry is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 70km from the city of Brisbane.
From the south—2WD vehicle access
- Drive 24km from Dayboro via Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road to the park's entrance.
- Continue 920m to The Gantry.
- The road to The Gantry is suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.
From the north—4WD access only
- You will need a 4WD or trail bike to access this day-use area from the north.
The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 40km/hr and all road rules apply.
- Drive 17km from Woodford via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's entrance.
- Continue south along the Mount Mee forest drive to The Gantry.
- 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.
There are wheelchair-accessible car parking spaces, toilets, picnic tables, barbecues, and a pathway to The Gantry. Assistance may be required.
Before you visit
The Gantry is open 24 hours a day
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely.
- Planned burn closures - Mount Nebo, Gold Creek and Mermaid Mountain areas 27 May to 6 June 2023
- Temporary road closure Lovedays Road, Mt Mee 4 May to 2 June 2023
- Planned Manorina trailhead upgrade 14 April to 31 July 2023
- Diana's Bath Road - partial closure 12 December 2022 to 30 June 2023
- Camp Mountain access road closed due to landslip 5 July 2022 to 30 June 2023
- Temporary road closure Jacky Creek area Mount Mee Section 14 February to 30 June 2023
- Mt Mee - Mill Rainforest walking track closed due to storm damage 5 January 2021 to 30 June 2023