Visiting Dularcha safely
From Brisbane (about 90km): Travel north on the Bruce Highway (M1) and take the Glass House Mountains tourist drive (24) turnoff onto Steve Irwin Way and follow the signs to the towns of Landsborough (park southern entrance off Beech Road) or Mooloolah (park northern entrance of Paget Street).
From Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast (about 30km): Travel south on the Bruce Highway (M1) and take the Glass House Mountains tourist drive (24) exit onto Steve Irwin Way and follow the signs to the towns of Landsborough (park southern entrance off Beech Road) or Mooloolah (park northern entrance of Paget Street).
Alternatively travel by train to Landsborough or Mooloolah railway station and then walk through the town to the national park.
Some visitors who drive to the area add a rail experience to their walk by parking their car at Landsborough railway station and catching a train to Mooloolah railway station and then walking through the town and back through the national park to their car (about 5km, allow 2hrs).
Make sure you take a street map as you will need to negotiate your way through urban streets surrounding the park.
- Never walk or ride alone—if something happens to you someone in your group can go for help.
- Walk or ride to your ability and fitness levels.
- Supervise children at all times.
- Follow the give-way code: Mountain bikers give way to horseriders and walkers, and alert others when approaching them. Walkers give way to horseriders.
- Carry enough drinking water, mobile phone and insect repellent.
- Carry a first aid-kit and know how to use it.
- Wear sturdy, closed-in shoes.
- Plan to complete your walk before dark.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days. In summer walk at cooler times of the day to avoid heat exhaustion on hot days.
- Tell friends or family where you are going and when you expect to return. If you change your plans inform them.
- Observe and comply with all regulatory signs.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Avoid riding in large groups.
- Avoid riding on soft, wet and muddy tracks.
- Slow down and take care where the tracks meet and when approaching other track users.
- Mountain bike riders—avoid skidding and sliding around turns. Collision and personal injury may result.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Camping, domestic animals (other than horses), fires, motorbikes and unauthorised vehicles are not permitted in the park.
Essentials to bring
- Bring adequate drinking water, a first-aid kit, insect repellent and a mobile phone.
- For walking, wear sandshoes or similar sturdy closed-in shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
- A torch is useful for looking around the old rail tunnel.
For your safety, visit Dularcha National Park in daylight hours only.
Permits and fees
Domestic animals are not permitted in Dularcha National Park, except for horses and they are permitted only on the Tunnel track, Tunnel by-pass track and Roses circuit track.
Climate and weather
This area has a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 18 to 28°C in summer and 11 to 20°C in winter. For more information see the tourism information links.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Landsborough, Mooloolah and other towns in the region. For more information see the tourism information links.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.