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

Be inspired: 5 reasons to take the whole family to Daisy Hill for a great day out!

Think of Daisy Hill and koalas come to mind! At Daisy Hill you can get up close to koalas and learn more about their conservation, as well as spot for them amongst the gum trees. Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

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Things to do

    Two female walkers on Buhot Creek circuit.

    Daisy Hill has single-use walking trails and a network of shared trails for walkers to enjoy.

    Photo credit: Lise Pedersen

    Get out and explore Daisy Hill and the KBCCA your way! With an extensive network of recreational trails you can spin the wheels of your mountain bike, ride on horseback or stretch your legs with a bushwalk. Some trails are designated as single-use specifically for walkers or mountain-bike riders, while others are shared trails and open to walkers, mountain-bike riders and horseriders. Check out the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA) map (including Daisy Hill Conservation Park) (PDF, 465.2KB) for details.

    Camping and accommodation


    To protect the natural values of Daisy Hill Conservation Park, camping is not permitted.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation available in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For more information see the tourism information links.


    Daisy Hill Conservation Park offers the chance to explore tall eucalypt forests, melaleuca wetlands and the billabongs along Buhot Creek. View Journeys for more information.

    Mountain-bike riding and horseriding

    For those looking for two-wheeled adventure, Daisy Hill and the greater KBCCA has kilometres of premier recreational trails. The mountain-bike only trails are built to international standards, offering a good mix of levels for all riders. Explore hillsides of eucalypt forest on an easy, early morning ride or challenge yourself with berms on tight corners and rock features. The KBCCA’s shared trails are wider and easier to ride. View Journeys for more information.

    The Daisy Hill picnic area under the gum trees.

    Picnics or barbecues can be enjoyed under the gum trees in the Daisy Hill picnic area or the Daisy Hill trail hub.

    Photo credit: Jodie Bray, Queensland Government

    A carved koala statue.

    The kids will love the Wild Nature Play opportunities in the day-use area.

    Photo credit: Jodie Bray, Queensland Government

    Picnic areas

    Daisy Hill day-use area and Daisy Hill trail hub

    Picnics or barbecues can be enjoyed under the gum trees in the Daisy Hill day-use area or the Daisy Hill trail hub. If you’re lucky, you’ll be joined by the resident red-necked wallabies as they graze the open grassy spaces.

    The Daisy Hill day-use area is set in grassy open forest and can be accessed via a sealed ring road. There is parking for cars and buses. Picnic tables, wood and electric barbecues, toilets, shelter sheds and water (treat before drinking). Suitable access for wheelchairs and strollers is provided along the Disability Discrimination Act compliant track which features compliant picnic tables, barbecues and toilets.

    The Daisy Hill trail hub is smaller and popular with mountain-bike riders. It can be accessed by turning right before the main gates. Picnic tables, wood barbecues, toilets, a horse yard and drinking trough are provided. The trail hub facilities also include a water station, gathering area, warm up track and mountain bike service area.

    No bins are provided at Daisy Hill Conservation Park so please take your rubbish home.

    Nature Play

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park is a great place to get your kids into Nature Play—outdoor, free play. The day-use area features two options—Wild Nature Play and Indigenous Games—to engage your kids with the nature around them. The whole family will enjoy the wooden animal carvings and the interactive audio wheel! Find out more Nature Play Qld.

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a free Koala education facility, where you can meet koalas and learn about conservation through the interactive displays and Wildlife Officer talks. The treetop tower lets visitors experience a koala’s eye view and look for koalas in the trees of the surrounding forest. The centre is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 4.00pm (except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday).

    Viewing wildlife

    The eucalypt forest of Daisy Hill Conservation Park is dominated by spotted gum, grey gum, ironbark, tallowwood and stringybark trees. It provides a habitat for a wide range of wildlife including koalas, possums, wallabies, birds and reptiles.

    Throughout the day-use area and along the trails visitors may be lucky enough to spot a sleeping koala in the treetops.

    While enjoying a picnic, pied butcherbirds, pied currawongs, Australian magpies, sulphur-crested cockatoos and laughing kookaburras can be seen and the distinctive ‘whip’ call of the eastern whipbird is often heard.

    During the warmer months (October to March) the loud ‘cooee’ of the common koel and the raucous call of the channel-billed cuckoo echo through the forest.

    Fantails and fairy-wrens are common along the walking trails and sacred kingfishers and eastern water dragons occur near creeks and waterholes. Late in the afternoons, red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies can be seen in the day-use areas.

    See the description of the park’s natural environment for more details about Daisy Hill Conservation Park's local koala population and other wildlife species.