D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Wander through a patch of open forest on the Cypress Grove track. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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Cypress Grove circuit

Stroll through open forest with native cypress pines, look for birds and reptiles on this short walk.

Journey type
2.5km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1.5hr walking time
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

This circuit begins at Browns Road, which can be reached by walking about half-way along the Rainforest circuit from Maiala. The walk weaves through large eucalypt trees, vines and a small grove of native cypress pines.

Walk quietly and you may spot white-browed scrubwrens darting in and out of the disturbed leaf litter on the hunt for small insects.

Extend your walk and delve into lush rainforest by adding the Greenes Falls track to your trip.

Getting there and getting around

The Cyprus Grove circuit is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 42km from Brisbane's city centre.

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

  • The walk begins on the eastern side of Mount Glorious Road on the eastern edge of the Maiala day-use area. It branches off the Rainforest circuit at Browns Road. Take care when crossing this road.
  • 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 30km to the car park at Maiala, on the north-west edge of the Mount Glorious township.
  • Alternatively, drive about 19km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Maiala.

Please refer to the Maiala walking track map (PDF, 203.2KB) for details of walks in this area.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this circuit. The closest wheelchair-accessible facilities are located at Maiala day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Cypress Grove circuit 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.