D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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Augies loop

Spend a day or two enjoying the peace and quiet on a long, scenic hike through dry eucalypt forest.

Journey type
16km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 7hrs walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Beginning at Bullockys Dam, this walk explores the eucalypt forests carpeting the southern ranges of D’Aguilar National Park.

Listen during summer when Bullockys Dam comes to life with a chorus of throaty frog calls. Remember to bring your camera and capture that special wildlife snap. Stop and linger at one of many creek crossings, breathing in crisp mountain air and savouring the serene landscape.

Pitch a tent for the night at Scrub Road remote bush camp and sleep beneath a blanket of stars.

More detailed instructions are provided on the D’Aguilar National Park—South D’Aguilar section topographic map that can be purchased from the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.

Getting there and getting around

Augies loop is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 32km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.

  • The walk begins at Bullockys Dam, at the junction of Mount Nebo and South Boundary roads.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) and continue past Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre for 16km to the junction with South Boundary Road, located between Jollys Lookout and Boombana.
  • Alternatively, drive 27km from Samford via Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo roads.

Getting around

  • Starting at Bullockys Dam, follow South Boundary Road to Augies Road and the intersection of Creek Road.
  • Turn left onto Creek Road and descend until you reach and carefully cross the creek.
  • Head uphill to Gold Creek Boundary Break, and along this break to South Boundary Road and Scrub Road remote bush camp.
  • The walk continues along South Boundary Road, passes Augies Road and then heads back to Bullockys Dam.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this loop. The closest wheelchair-accessible facilities are located at Jollys Lookout.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Augies loop 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 and Walk with care.