D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

The Cabbage Tree Range loop has gorgeous views through the trees. Photo credit: © Sue Gregory

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

Cabbage Tree Range loop

Adventurous walkers will delight in this long hike through the park’s southern section, with two secluded bush camp sites along the trail.

Journey type
Walk, cycle, horse
17km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 4–7hrs walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding

Lace up your walking boots and set out on this challenging loop walk starting from the Mount Nebo transfer station, 1.5km north-west of Manorina.

Feel the sun warm your skin as you hike through fragrant, open eucalypt woodland, admiring tree-lined views from Dundas and Lightline roads.

Roll out your swag or tent and spend a peaceful night at Dundas Road bush camp or Light Line Road bush camp, located along the trail.

Read on for more information about the park's horseriding trail network and mountain bike trail network.

Getting there and getting around

The Cabbage Tree Range loop is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 40km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access is via sealed roads accessible by 2WD.

  • The walk begins and ends at the Mount Nebo transfer station.
  • 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 another 22km to the Mount Nebo transfer station, about 4.6 km north-west of Mount Nebo State School.
  • Alternatively, drive 20km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to the Mount Nebo transfer station.

Getting around

  • Follow Dundas Road to Dundas Road bush camp, then heads along Cabbage Tree Range Road to scenic Cabbage Tree Creek.
  • After carefully crossing the creek, head up Job 6 Road to Light Line Road and walk along the road to Light Line Road bush camp.
  • Past the camp, you'll continue along Light Line Road, turn left down Double Break and go around the gate onto Hammermeister Road.
  • This leads to Mount Nebo Road and then back to the Mount Nebo transfer station.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Cabbage Tree Range 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: