Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

A sandstone sculpture of the Fleay's barred frog welcomes visitors to the picnic area. Photo credit: Joel Kotze © Queensland Government

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Kurrajong picnic area

Relax in this small, creek side picnic area before heading off to explore the walks in the Goomburra section of the park.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)

You’ll be welcomed by a sandstone sculpture of an endangered Fleay's barred frog when you arrive at this grassy picnic area beside Dalrymple Creek. Enjoy a BBQ picnic in the shade of the tall forest and then take a leisurely stroll along the creek. Listen to the symphony of bird calls from the canopy and the delightful ‘ok-ok-ok’ calls of Fleay’s barred frogs in the creek.

Five walking track start from this picnic area—choose from the Winder, Mount Castle lookout, Sylvesters lookout, Araucaria Falls and North Branch tracks, or head to nearby Manna Gum camping area for even more options.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

Kurrajong picnic area is in the Goomburra section of Main Range National Park, about 175km south-west of Brisbane.

  • Turn left at the park entrance and follow Lookout Road for 170m to the picnic area.

Getting to the Goomburra section

  • The Goomburra section can be reached from both the New England and Cunningham highways.
  • From the New England Highway turn off the highway 3km south of Allora onto Inverramsay Road, follow Inverramsay Road, then Forestry Reserve Road east for about 35km to the park entrance.
  • From the Cunningham Highway turn off at Gladfield, 25km west of Cunninghams Gap or 13km east of the Cunningham and New England highway junction, and travel 8km to join Inverramsay Road, then follow Inverramsay Road, and Forestry Reserve Road to the park entrance.

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kurrajong picnic area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Main Range safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.