Moggill Conservation Park Brisbane

Photos (from left to right): Tom Tarrant; Ian Witheyman, Queensland Government.

Things to do

    Enjoy a day out in the park, riding on one of many shared trails available for cyclists and horseriders. Photo: Ian Witheyman, Queensland Government

    Enjoy a day out in the park, riding on one of many shared trails available for cyclists and horseriders. Photo: Ian Witheyman, Queensland Government

    Black-breasted button-quail. Photo: Tom Tarrant.

    Black-breasted button-quail. Photo: Tom Tarrant.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Moggill Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Brisbane. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking, cycling and horseriding

    Explore the network of management roads on foot, by horse or bike. Walking, cycling and horseriding are permitted on all management roads in the regional park unless otherwise signed.

    When using the shared track system, pedestrians and cyclists must give way to horseriders and alert others when approaching them.

    Ugly Gully Loop Break
    Starting from the Wirrabara Road gate, this loop walk traverses dry eucalypt forest along Powerline Road. At the Ugly Gully Creek Crossing, turn right into Ugly Gully Break and continue the circuit section of this loop in an anti-clockwise direction. There are multiple creek crossings on this section of the trail so visitors should avoid using this loop after substantial rainfall as surfaces can be slippery and water can be fast flowing and deep. After completing this loop (Ugly Gully Break, Centre Road, Powerline Road), return to Wirrabara Road gate along Powerline Road.

    Ugly Gully Loop traverses a combination of ridges and gullies, it can be rough along the creek sections and has several moderately high hills to negotiate. It’s the longest of the three suggested loops in Moggill Conservation Park but offers the least challenging terrain especially in dry conditions.

    Devils Break Loop
    Starting from the Chalcot Road gate, this circuit walk is best followed in a clockwise direction to take advantage of the views to the South-West along Devils Break. There is a very steep section on the southern end of Devils Break that requires a head for heights and good scrambling skills. This section is not suitable for walkers with limited mobility or young children.

    This circuit offers an array of experiences; from wildflowers to cultural history. When the temperatures are right, wildflowers adorn the park. Standing tall are the flower stalks of the grass trees Xanthorrhoea and the sprays of yellow are the healthy parrot pea flowers Dillwynia sieberi.

    It is not known who built the rock cairns along Devils Break but they are most likely cairns built by workers that were employed pre-World War II to clear lantana and maintain firebreaks.

    Tower Break Loop
    This trail starts from the Mill Road gate along Pullen Creek Break in riparian rainforest and follows the creek for a short distance before turning right and crossing Pullen Creek. Look for small birds as they often drink from the small pool upstream from the creek crossing. It’s only upwards from here for several hundred metres passing through dry eucalypt forest. Turn right onto Tower Break when reaching the intersection where it leaves Centre Road. After doubling back around a sharp corner, look for a track to your immediate right. There is an opportunity to take in excellent views from a clearing to the South–West. This can be found by walking a short distance past the turn-off to a clearing on the hill below the power lines.

    Return the way you came, and continue at the corner along the right-hand circuit in an anti-clockwise direction downhill. Beware, the descent is very steep, walkers require good agility to negotiate this section of the trail.

    Once at the bottom turn left. Here the trail follows the creek to the next major intersection. Turn left onto Powerline Road. Follow this winding road uphill and onto Centre Road veering left and following the road until the next intersection of Tower Break and Centre Road. This completes the loop section of this walk. From this intersection head downhill along Centre Road, cross Pullen Creek and follow the trail to the left along Pullen Creek Break back to the Mill Road gate.

    To help reduce your impact on our natural areas please:

    • Do not allow horses to enter or remain in or near natural watercourses
    • Ride only on formed roads and trails; do not take shortcuts as this damages plants and wildlife habitats.
    • Do not allow horses to remain in the park overnight.
    • Avoid spreading weeds—ensure horses’ coats, hooves and equipment are free of seeds and that horses don’t feed on invasive species 48 hours before park visits
    • Minimise damage to vegetation. Do not allow horses to graze on any vegetation while in the area.

    For more information about horseriding in protected areas or to access a map, visit the SEQ horseriding trail network page.

    Ride safely

    • Always wear a helmet.
    • Plan ahead; ride within your ability and according to track conditions.
    • Slow down and consider other track users.
    • Avoid skidding and sliding around turns and downhill to prevent collisions and minimise trail damage.
    • Avoid riding in large groups.
    • Keep trails in good condition by not riding during or immediately after wet weather.
    • Avoid riding on soft, wet and muddy tracks.
    • Ride only on formed roads. Do not take shortcuts or form new tracks as this damages the environment and causes erosion.
    • Respect areas closed to riding.

    Give way signFollow the give-way code

    • Cyclists must give way to walkers and horseriders, and alert others when approaching them.
    • Walkers must give way to horses.

    Viewing wildlife

    The park provides vital habitat for a number of threatened bird species, such as the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail Turnix melanogaster and the near threatened black-chinned honeyeater Melithreptus gularis.

    Sheltered pockets of vine thicket along the creek provide the perfect hideaway for the shy and secretive eastern whipbird Psophodes olivaceus. Heard more often than seen, its loud birdsong is a duet; the male provides the first drawn-out note and musical ‘whip-crack’ before the female follows with a whistling ‘chew-chew’.

    Moggill Conservation Park is also home to bandicoots, koalas and lace monitors, so keep an eye out.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.