D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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Morelia walking track

Stroll through a range of lush landscapes on your way to Mount Nebo lookout, boasting panoramas across to Moreton Bay.

Journey type
6km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hr walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

Starting from Manorina, this walk explores patches of cool rainforest and open eucalypt forest before reaching Mount Nebo lookout.

Discover wet eucalypt forest and groves of cabbage tree palms, their huge fan-shaped leaves spreading overhead like umbrellas. Listen for the booming ‘wallock-a-woo’ and ‘book-a-roo’ call of wompoo fruit-doves calling in the canopy.

Catch your breath at the natural rock outcrop of Mount Nebo lookout and admire magnificent views over Samford Valley, Mount Tempest and Moreton Bay. On a clear day, the Moreton Island sand dunes appear to strangely hover on the horizon.

If you're keen to keep walking, Manorina is also the starting point for the short and family-friendly Atrax circuit.

Getting there and getting around

The Morelia walking track is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 35km from Brisbane's city centre.

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

  • The walk begins from Manorina.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Creek.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 21km to Manorina.
  • Alternatively, drive 21km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Manorina.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this track.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Morelia walking track 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.