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

Firebreak upgrades in protected areas south of Brisbane

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships has recently completed works to upgrade firebreaks along a number of boundaries in Daisy Hill Conservation Park and other protected areas south of Brisbane.

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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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Visiting Daisy Hill safely

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park is only 25km south-east of Brisbane City.

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park is only 25km south-east of Brisbane City.

    Photo credit: Jodie Bray, Queensland Government

    Day-use area facilities.

    Daisy Hill day-use area features a Disability Discrimination Act compliant track along which compliant picnic tables, barbecues and toilets are available.

    Photo credit: Jodie Bray, Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park is easily accessed from Brisbane or the Gold Coast via the Pacific Motorway (M1). From the Gold Coast, travel north along the Pacific Motorway and take exit 24. Travelling south from Brisbane along the Pacific Motorway (M3 then the M1), take exit 23 toward Chatswood Road. Follow the signs to Daisy Hill Road and the entrance to the park. The Daisy Hill day-use area and the trail hub are both accessible with conventional vehicles.

    Walkers, mountain-bike riders and horseriders can access the park’s shared trail network via a number of gates around the park boundary. See the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA) map (including Daisy Hill Conservation Park) (PDF, 461.4KB) for details.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Car park one in the Daisy Hill day-use area has parking for people with wheelchairs. This car park is the start of a Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) compliant track, along which compliant picnic tables, barbecues and toilets are available. The Daisy Hill Koala Centre is also accessible to wheelchairs (some assistance may be required) from car park one.

    The Paperbark trail is a walking trail suitable for wheelchairs; some assistance may be required for the boardwalk section of the trail. It starts in the Daisy Hill day-use area and is accessible from the DDA compliant track.

    An example of a black and white emergency marker, with a location code (DH) and arrows pointing to the different trails.

    Emergency markers are located at all trail junctions throughout the park.

    Visitors reading the emergency markers in the park.

    Please take notice of the markers in case of an emergency. Knowing your location will save valuable time if you require assistance from emergency services.

    Photo credit: Jess Rosewell, Queensland Government

    Family of mountain-bike riders stopped on the side of a trail reading a map.

    Take a map with you to avoid getting lost.

    Photo credit: Anna Osetroff, Queensland Government

    Staying safe

    Emergency markers (unique alphanumeric codes) are located:

    • at formalised park entrances
    • on shared trails, and
    • at management road junctions.

    In an emergency dial Triple Zero (000) and if possible, recite the closest emergency marker code to assist emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) in locating the emergency within the conservation park.

    Follow these general safety tips to ensure your visit is memorable for the right reasons:

    • Take care when using barbecues. Only use wood provided within the wood barbecue facilities and put the fire out with water. Supervise children to avoid burn injuries. Observe fire bans and prohibitions.
    • Stay on the trails and follow signs to avoid getting lost. We recommend taking a photo of the trail network from the orientation signs at trailheads before you head out.
    • Carry water, food, a first-aid kit, mobile phone and a map when walking, especially on longer walks.
    • Always let a responsible person know where you are going and when you expect to return.
    • Wear a hat and sunscreen and avoid walking and riding in the middle of the day.
    • Wear insect repellent to help prevent tick and other insect bites or stings.
    • Do not disturb snakes—give them space and wait for them to move on. Some snakes are dangerous. If bitten, seek medical attention immediately.
    • Keep away from creek banks; they may collapse under foot.
    • Never jump or dive into water—it may be shallow or hide submerged obstructions.
    • Be aware that trails can be slippery, especially after rain.
    • Obey signs and regulations—they are in place to protect you and the park.
    • Reduce theft by removing valuables from your vehicle and taking them with you.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Rubbish bags to take rubbish home—no bins are provided.
    • Protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, for protection from the sun and biting insects.
    • Sturdy shoes for walking or riding.
    • Binoculars to help spot koalas and other wildlife.

    Opening hours

    Daisy Hill Conservation Park has entry and exit gates which are locked each evening.

    Between 15 March and 14 October the gates are open from 7.00am to 5.30pm. For the rest of the year the gates are open from 7.00am to 6.30pm.

    The Daisy Hill Koala Centre is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm, except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Contact the centre on other public holidays to check if it is open.

    Permits and fees

    A permit is not required to recreate within the park unless the activity is a commercial activity or organised event (including competitive and sporting events). All commercial activities require a permit and some organised and/or group activities require a permit.

    A white fluffy dog being walked on a leash.

    Keep dogs on a leash at all times and walk them on shared trails only.

    Photo credit: Anna Osetroff, Queensland Government


    Dogs are permitted in Daisy Hill Conservation Park on shared trails only. They must be on a leash at all times.

    Climate and weather

    Brisbane has a mild, subtropical climate. In summer the average daily temperature range is 22 to 30°C and 12 to 22°C in winter.

    For more information see the tourism information links. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available in the suburb of Daisy Hill and throughout Brisbane.