Be in awe of a giant strangler fig, estimated to be over 300-years-old, 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
- Conventional vehicle
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 strangler fig, with its spreading buttress roots—it’s more than 300-years-old! 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 Post Office track through dry rainforest, to Mount Nebo village and discover local produce, cafes and art.
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 at the trailhead just a short walk from the car park.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this circuit.
Before you visit
Pitta circuit is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely and Walk with care.
- Diana's Bath Road - partial closure 12 December 2022 to 30 June 2023
- Camp Mountain access road closed due to landslip 5 July 2022 to 30 June 2023
- Planned Manorina trailhead upgrade 16 March to 31 July 2023
- Temporary road closure Jacky Creek area Mount Mee Section 14 February to 30 June 2023
- Temporary trail head closure - Boombana 14 October 2022 to 1 May 2023
- Mt Mee - Mill Rainforest walking track closed due to storm damage 5 January 2021 to 30 June 2023