Visiting Daisy Hill safely
- Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA) map (including Daisy Hill Conservation Park)
- View Google map
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) for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dogs are permitted in Daisy Hill Conservation Park but only in the picnic areas and on walking tracks and shared trails. They are not permitted on mountain-bike and horse trails. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and dog faeces must be bagged immediately and removed from the park.
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.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available in the suburb of Daisy Hill and throughout Brisbane.