D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Stroll through palms, ferns and yellow carabeen trees. Photo credit: B Hicks © Queensland Government

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Pitta circuit

Be in awe of a giant 300-year-old strangler fig and enjoy birdwatching while exploring open eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest on this walk.

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 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Wander through open eucalypt forest before dipping into lush subtropical rainforest, featuring slender palms, climbing ferns, vines, orchids and other epiphytes.

Gaze upon the magnificent 300-year-old strangler fig, with its spreading buttress roots. Keep your eyes peeled for red-necked pademelons in the gullies.

Look for the brilliantly coloured wompoo fruit-doves, yellow-throated scrubwrens and crested shrike-tits in the rainforest greenery.

Take a detour off the boardwalk, along a 600m side-track through dry rainforest, to Mount Nebo village and discover local produce, cafes and art.

Take a virtual tour of the Pitta circuit captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Getting there and getting around

Pitta circuit is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 29km from Brisbane's city centre.

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

  • 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 17.5km to the Boombana turn-off.
  • Park in the car park at Boombana. The Pitta circuit starts from the day-use area here.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this circuit.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Pitta 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.