D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Meander between slender piccabeen palm and ancient Sydney blue gums. Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

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

Piccabeen walk

Wander along this trail to discover D’Aguilar National Park’s oldest trees—Sydney blue gums—and lush groves of piccabeen palms.

Journey type
1km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30min walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

Follow the trail and boardwalk through a beautiful mix of eucalypt and subtropical rainforest, featuring piccabeen palm groves and enormous, silver-coloured Sydney blue gums.

Stroll, or even roll your wheelchair or pram, along this gentle track and learn about the area’s different forest types and timber production history from signs along the way.

In summer and autumn, keep your eyes open for brightly-coloured Australian king parrots—red-headed males and green-headed females—among the birds feasting on strings of red berries hanging from piccabeen palms.

Getting there and getting around

The Piccabeen walk is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 70km from the city of Brisbane.

From the south

  • From the south, drive 24km from Dayboro, via Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road to the park's southern entrance.
  • Continue 150m to The Gantry.
  • The road to The Gantry is suitable for 2WDs.

From the north

  • You will need a 4WD or trail bike to access the walk from the north. The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 50km/hr and all road rules apply.
  • Drive 17km from Woodford, via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's northern entrance.
  • Continue south along the Mount Mee forest drive to The Gantry, near the southern entrance to the park.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Read trail bike ride with care for tips on riding safely and riding with care.

Wheelchair access

The Piccabeen walk is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and spaces in the car park at The Gantry. Assistance may be required.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Piccabeen walk 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.