Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Stop and take in the serenity of Dalrymple Creek. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Impressive mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges offer breathtaking views. Photo credit: © Janette Asche

Dalrymple circuit

Follow this informative circuit to bridges and platforms overlooking the vibrant aquatic life of stunning Dalrymple Creek.

Journey type
1.2km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30min walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

If you’ve got kids, make sure to print off the activity sheet (PDF, 339.7KB) before leaving home.

Head off from the Manna Gum camping area and across bridges and platforms over the cascades, riffles and pools of Dalrymple Creek. Stop and look for tadpoles, crayfish, platypus, insects and fish in the water below. The creek is home to many frog species, including endangered Fleay’s barred frogs .

Dalrymple Creek is one of the headwaters of the Condamine River, which flows into the Darling and then Murray rivers.

Learn about the rich history and natural values of this stunning area from trackside signs.

Getting there and getting around

The Dalrymple circuit is in the Goomburra section of Main Range National Park, about 175km south-west of Brisbane.

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, 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

Dalrymple circuit 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 and Walk with care.