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About Venman Bushland
Venman Bushland National Park has been a popular Brisbane recreation area for decades. It was originally private property—owned by local Jack Burnett Venman (1911–1994). Today, this 415ha park forms part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
- Read more about Jack Venman and the history of this park.
The open forest—a mixture of eucalypt and melaleuca trees and well-developed understorey of flowering shrubs—is home to koalas, common ringtail and common brushtail possums, sugar gliders, greater gliders, swamp and red-necked wallabies, powerful owls and many other birds.
The park protects the headwaters of Tingalpa Creek and its tributaries. For most of the year, the creeks are dry or reduced to a string of waterholes, as the creeks flow underground. Frogs, water rats and eastern water dragons live in and around the creeks.
- Do not take or disturb plants or animals. Everything in the park is protected.
- Stay on the designated trails. Shortcutting causes erosion, damages vegetation and can potentially result in injury.
- Remove all rubbish. No bins are provided.
- Let animals find their own food. Human food can make native animals susceptible to disease, and can cause overpopulation and aggressive behaviour.
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Venman Bushland National Park is part of Queensland’s first coordinated conservation area—the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA). The conservation area links Venman Bushland National Park, Daisy Hill Conservation Park and local council areas (Neville Lawrie Reserve, Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area and Ford Road Conservation Area) to provide a combined area of 1,170ha of natural bushland. This area protects one of the most intact natural koala habitats between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Venman Bushland National Park is managed by QPWS under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its important natural and cultural values in perpetuity.
The park is also managed in accordance with the Venman Bushland National Park Management Plan .
Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre
Queen Street Mall, (between Albert and Edward streets), Brisbane Qld 4002
ph (07) 3006 6200
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
Daisy Hill Koala Centre
Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill Qld 4127
ph (07) 3299 1032
Open 10.00am to 4.00pm daily (except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Venman Bushland