D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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Thylogale track

Admire sweeping views and beautiful changing landscapes on this peaceful walk in D’Aguilar National Park’s southern section.

Journey type
8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 3hr walking time
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Winding between Jollys Lookout and Boombana, this longer walk explores a range of forest types.

Feel the temperature drop as you enter lush rainforest, with its beautiful canopy of huge strangler figs, hoop pines, lacebark trees and palms. Spot wompoo fruit-doves, rose-crowned fruit-doves, green catbirds, satin bowerbirds and pale-yellow robins. Red-necked pademelons can sometimes be seen hiding in the undergrowth.

Marvel as the scenery changes—pass by large tallowwood trees, stringybarks and bloodwoods, gradually moving into wet sclerophyll forest where majestic Sydney blue gums, brush box trees and casuarinas grow.

Return along the same track or, for a shorter walk, arrange for someone to drop you off at one end and pick you up at the other.

A short-walk option is the 1.5km Egernia circuit, which also starts at Jollys Lookout.

Getting there and getting around

The Thylogale track is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 30km from Brisbane's city centre.

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

  • You can start the track from either Jollys Lookout or Boombana.
  • 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 15km to the car park at Jollys Lookout or 17.5km to Boombana.
  • Follow the signs from either trailhead.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this track. The closest wheelchair-accessible facilities are located at Jollys Lookout.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Thylogale 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.