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

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

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, horse
Various trail network
Time suggested

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Horse

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking
  • Horseriding

Take a leisurely horseride through the park along shared forest 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, only walkers and mountain bike riders can use these sites.

More detail about the horseriding trail network is provided in the South D'Aguilar forest trail map (PDF, 732.8KB) and the D'Aguilar National Park 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).
  • Turn left into Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at 60 Mount Nebo Road, or continue along Mount Nebo Road through the park.
  • There are many access points to the the trail network accessible from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre or access roads along Mount Nebo Road.

North D'Aguilar section

  • From the township of Dayboro, drive north along McKenzie Street and Lacey Creek Road for 2km.
  • To access the southern trail, continue along Lacey Creek and Wirth roads to the park entrance.
  • To access the northern trail, turn onto Mount Pleasant Road and drive 4km then follow Mount Brisbane and Chambers roads to the park entrance.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Horseriding trail network 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: