Things to do
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) for details.
To protect the natural values of Daisy Hill Conservation Park, camping is not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
- Take a virtual tour of the day-use area captured with Google Street View Trekker
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.
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 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).
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.
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.