D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Watch the sun set over the western ranges. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Westridge outlook

Stroll the boardwalk at Westridge outlook, where dramatic rock escarpments give way to breathtaking views over the western plains.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Stand among majestic grey gums, spotted gums and tallowwoods on this rocky outcrop and witness incredible views over Lake Wivenhoe and the Great Dividing Range.

Look for major skinks foraging in rocky crevasses or the silhouette of a grey goshawk flying high overhead. At dusk, blossom bats stretch their leathery wings, ready to take flight across the pink sunset.

From the boardwalk, you’ll see remnants of a timber-getting wagon, once hauled down the steep gullies by bullock teams. Locals once called this outcrop Fang Rock because of the many death adders that took shelter in the rocky terrain.

Getting there and getting around

Westridge outlook is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 39km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are all sealed and accessible by 2WD.

  • 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 27km to the Westridge outlook turn-off, 6km north of Mount Nebo township.
  • Alternatively, drive 18km from Samford via Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo roads.
  • From the turn-off, drive into Westridge outlook car park. The boardwalk and lookout are accessible from here.

Wheelchair access

The boardwalk to the lookout and some parking spaces and wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Westridge outlook 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.