D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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

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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

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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

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Journeys

  • Four-wheel drive or ride your registered trail bike on the designated forest drive network in the northern section of D’Aguilar National Park.

    Journey type
    Scenic drive, 4WD, trail bike
    Distance
    Various road network
    Time suggested
    (unavailable)
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Walk beneath giant hoop pines, go birdwatching, then finish with a refreshing swim on this peaceful walk along Enoggera Reservoir.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    5km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take the family on a nature discovery walk featuring cabbage tree palms, natural springs and a giant, walk-through brush box tree trunk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    750m circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 20min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Bike or hike the challenging Aquila loop and discover magnificent forest landscapes and grand views over England Creek catchment.

    Journey type
    Walk, cycle
    Distance
    25km circuit
    Time suggested
    (unavailable)
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Spend a day or two enjoying the peace and quiet on a long, scenic hike through dry eucalypt forest.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    16km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 7hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Adventurous visitors will delight in this long journey through the park’s southern section, with two secluded bush camp sites along the shared trail.

    Journey type
    Walk, cycle, horse
    Distance
    17km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 4–7hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Stroll through open forest with native cypress pines, look for birds and reptiles on this short walk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    2.5km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Eucalypt woodlands, subtropical rainforest and enchanting birdsong await you on this easy circuit walk in D’Aguilar National Park’s southern section.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.5km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Enjoy a peaceful walk with excellent views of Bulls Falls and the surrounding ridges and valleys from two lookout points.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Discover the legacy of Enoggera’s gold rush on a historic bushwalk past deep mineshafts and piles of discarded quartz.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.8km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take a walk through lush verdant forest, featuring crystal-clear pools, strangler figs, abundant wildlife and a small cascading waterfall.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4.3km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Saddle up your horse and explore rugged wilderness with awe-inspiring views on the horseriding trail network in D'Aguilar National Park.

    Journey type
    Walk, cycle, horse
    Distance
    Various trail network
    Time suggested
    Various.
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll near Neurum Creek camping area through the picturesque eucalypt forest with a rainforest understorey.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    750m circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 20min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Cross bridges and ramble along raised boardwalks, exploring the natural wonders of this serene subtropical rainforest.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 50min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Stroll through a range of lush landscapes on your way to Mount Nebo lookout, boasting panoramas across to Moreton Bay.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Drive through native and plantation forests and enjoy rainforest walks, pristine waterholes and shaded picnic areas along the way.

    Journey type
    Scenic drive, 4WD, trail bike
    Distance
    23km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr driving time.
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Pedal past lakes, through valleys and over rocky ridges on shared trails also used by walkers and horseriders.

    Journey type
    Walk, cycle
    Distance
    Various trail network
    Time suggested
    Various
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Wander along this trail to discover D’Aguilar National Park’s oldest trees—Sydney blue gums—and lush groves of piccabeen palms.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 30min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Be in awe of a giant 300-year-old strangler fig and enjoy birdwatching while exploring open eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest on this walk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 30min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take a captivating journey through lush subtropical rainforest, watching for signs of wildlife as you stroll this circuit.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    2km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Seek a 4WD adventure along the highest point of the D’Aguilar Range on this forest drive through beautiful bushland with wonderful views.

    Journey type
    Scenic drive, 4WD, trail bike
    Distance
    27km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr driving time.
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Bring your bathers and take a refreshing dip in the cool rock pools at the end of this short walk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    200m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 5min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Venture through a variety of forest types on this lovely half-day hike with stunning views to the western horizon.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    13km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 4hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Set out for adventure on this long and challenging shared trail through tall eucalypt forest, with lovely views towards Enoggera Reservoir.

    Journey type
    Walk, cycle, horse
    Distance
    22km one way
    Time suggested
    Varied
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Admire sweeping views and beautiful changing landscapes on this peaceful walk in D’Aguilar National Park’s southern section.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    8km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Wander through eucalypt forest along Cedar Creek, enjoying a spot of wildlife watching before finishing with a picnic at Bellbird Grove.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.7km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Enjoy a short, scenic drive through eucalypt forest along the western escarpment, with stunning views at Somerset lookout.

    Journey type
    Scenic drive, 4WD, trail bike
    Distance
    14km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr driving time.
    Grade
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Be rewarded at the end of this walk with sweeping vistas to the west and the best sunset views around.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.2km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Experience outstanding natural beauty on a bushwalk through some of the best rainforest in D’Aguilar National Park.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    6.4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive