D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

A leisurely ride along the horseriding trails is a great way to experience the park. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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Horseriding trail network

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
Various trail network
Time suggested

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Horse
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding

Take a leisurely horseride through the park along shared trails and experience the wonders of the bush at Brisbane's back door.

Ride through beautiful valleys and ridges cloaked in sun-dappled forests, impressive towering trees, stands of grass trees, lush subtropical rainforest and expansive vistas to the east and west.

Though there are several bush camps along the trail network in the South D’Aguilar section—only walkers and mountain-bike riders can use these sites. Horseriders, be aware that horses are not permitted to stay in the park overnight.

More detail about the horseriding trail network is provided in the South D'Aguilar shared trails map (PDF, 744.8KB) and the D'Aguilar National Park—South D’Aguilar section topographic map, available for purchase from the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at The Gap.

Getting there and getting around

Most of the horseriding trail network runs through the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, between 10km and 35km north-west of Brisbane's city centre. There are a couple of trails in the North D'Aguilar section of the park, about 70km from Brisbane, that are open to horseriders and walkers only.

South D'Aguilar section

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8).
  • Continue along Mount Nebo Road through the park.
  • There are many entry points to the trail network from access roads along Mount Nebo Road.

North D'Aguilar section—Northern and Southern trails

  • From the township of Dayboro, drive north along McKenzie Street for 2km to the junction of Lacey Creek and Mount Pleasant roads.
  • To access the southern trail, turn left onto Lacey Creek Road and follow for 8.5km. Turn right onto Wirth Road and travel a further 3km to the locked gate at the park boundary. Due to the narrow road, there is limited area for horse floats to be turned around.
  • To access the northern trail, turn right onto Mount Pleasant Road and drive 4km, then follow Mount Brisbane and Chambers roads to the park entrance. There is limited space at the trail entrance to turn horse floats around.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities along this trail network.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Horseriding trail network is open 24 hours a day—no overnight stay.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see: