Things to do
To protect the natural values of this park, camping is not permitted.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast offer a wide range of holiday accommodation. For more information see the tourism information links.
Venman Bushland National Park has two signposted tracks to explore.
The walking trails are designed to be walked in a clockwise direction.
|Tingalpa Creek circuit||Grade 3||2.5km circuit||Allow 1.5hr||Meander beside Tingalpa Creek and discover the many plants and animals that this bushland refuge supports.|
|Venman circuit||Grade 3||7.5km circuit||Allow 4hr||This trail winds along the scenic banks of Tingalpa Creek, through melaleuca swamp and into open eucalypt forests. The Venman circuit links to a network of shared trails within the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area (KBCCA) .|
Mountain-bike riding and horseriding
Mountain-bike riding and horseriding are not permitted in Venman Bushland National Park; however, there is a network of mountain-bike and shared trails within neighbouring Daisy Hill Conservation Park and the adjoining council reserves that form part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area .
Picnic and day-use areas
Picnic tables, toilets and wood barbecues are provided. Please bring your own clean-milled firewood, such as untreated mill cut-offs. Never collect firewood or kindling from the park—everything, including dead branches, are protected by law. Tap water is available—treat before drinking. There are no rubbish bins provided; please take rubbish home.
Red-necked wallabies can often be seen in the picnic area. Please do not feed them or leave food for them. Feeding wild animals can make them sick and can cause them to become aggressive towards people.
The forest is home to many different birds and is a good area for birdwatching. It may even be possible to glimpse the rarely-seen powerful owl.
Spring is the best time to see the wildflowers.