D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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

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

Cypress Grove circuit

Stroll through open forest with stately pines, look for birds and uncover historical artefacts 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 1.5hrs walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Branching off the Rainforest circuit at Maiala (Browns Road), this walks weaves through large eucalypt trees, vines and a small grove of native cypress pines.

Discover the remnants of a steam-driven sawmill lying on the forest floor, hinting at the areas past when a flourishing sawmill operated here in the 1860s. A few hoop pines remain as relics of a large plantation.

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 accessible by 2WD.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

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.