D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

The Gantry shelter is a legacy of the huge timber sawmill that operated here until 1981. Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

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

The Gantry

Travel back in time exploring remnants of The Gantry’s timber-mill history, before setting out on a bushwalk or scenic forest drive.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables
  • 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 a large shed, the legacy of a sawmill that operated here from the 1930s, when bullock teams and boilers ran the steam engine, right through to 1981. The shed was added in the 1950s to house an overhead gantry crane and its supports.

Pack a picnic or fire up the 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 Westernescarpment forest drive, Mount Mee forest drive and Range Road forest drive all begin from The Gantry.

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

  • From the south, drive 24km from Dayboro via Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road to the park's southern entrance.
  • Continue 150m to The Gantry.
  • The road to The Gantry is suitable for 2WDs.

From the north

  • 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 50km/hr and all road rules apply.
  • Drive 17km from Woodford via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's northern entrance.
  • Continue south along the Mount Mee forest drive to The Gantry, near the southern entrance to the park.
  • 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.

Wheelchair access

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

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Gantry 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.