Daisy Hill Conservation Park Brisbane

Daisy Hill Koala Bushland

The Queensland Government is developing the next stage of projects as part of its long-term plan to improve the management, use and enjoyment of the Daisy Hill Koala Bushland area. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

About Daisy Hill

    Park features

    Nestled between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Daisy Hill Conservation Park is part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA)—a forested oasis surrounded by urban development. The area protects important koala habitat while also being one of South East Queensland’s most significant recreation hubs.

    Escape the city to walk, mountain bike and horseride through tall eucalypt forest and sun-dappled melaleuca wetlands. A world-class recreational trail network allows you to explore vibrant bushland in every direction. Enjoy a barbecue lunch in one of the shady picnic areas with open grassy spaces to run wild. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot one of the resident red-necked wallabies. For more wildlife spotting, head to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre for a free, up-close encounter with live koalas and tree-top views from the tower. Interactive displays and educational talks by Wildlife Officers are features of the centre.

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the park and forest by observing these guidelines:

    • Do not take or disturb plants or animals. Everything in the park is protected.
    • Stay on the designated trails. Shortcutting causes erosion, damages vegetation and can potentially result in injury.
    • Remove all rubbish. No bins are provided.
    • Dogs are only permitted in the picnic areas and on the walking tracks and shared trails designated with the dog-walking symbol. They are not permitted on the mountain-bike and horse trails. Dogs must be on leashes at all times and dog faeces must be bagged immediately and removed from the park.
    • Let animals find their own food. Human food can make native animals susceptible to disease, and can cause overpopulation and aggressive behaviour.
    • Show consideration for other park users and keep noise to a minimum.

    See caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park was gazetted as a conservation park in 2006. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages this area for the purposes of nature conservation and sustainable nature-based recreation.

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park is part of Queensland’s first coordinated conservation area—the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA). Born from a common concern to protect the area’s natural values, the Queensland Government, Logan City Council and Redland City Council forged a long-term conservation agreement in 1996, creating the KBCCA, The conservation area links Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Venman Bushland National Park and local council areas (Neville Lawrie Reserve, Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area and Ford Road Conservation Area) to provide a combined area of over 1500ha of natural bushland. This area protects one of the most intact natural koala habitats between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Logan City Council and Redland City Council work together to protect and cooperatively manage the KBCCA to:

    • protect koalas and their habitat
    • protect freshwater stream plant and animal communities
    • keep bushland catchments clean
    • provide opportunities for environmentally compatible and sustainable, nature-based recreation and education.

    Tourism information links

    Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre
    The Regent, 167 Queen Street Mall (between Albert and Edward streets)
    BRISBANE  QLD  4002
    ph (07) 3006 6200
    email: visit@brisbanemarketing.com.au

    South Bank Visitor Centre
    Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank Parklands
    ph (07) 3867 2170
    email: vicsouthbank@brisbanemarketing.com.au

    Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre
    Raby Bay Harbour Precinct, Masthead Drive
    ph (07) 1300 667 386
    email: visitorcentre@redland.qld.gov.au

    Hyperdome Visitor Information Centre
    Cnr Pacific Highway and Bryants Rd, Loganholme
    ph (07) 3801 9199
    email: customerservice@hyperdomeshopping.com.au

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    Further information

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre
    253 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill PO Box 5116, Daisy Hill Qld 4127
    ph (07) 3078 3102
    International +61 7 3078 3102
    email: koala.centre@des.qld.gov.au

    Open 10.00am to 4.00pm daily (except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).