Venman Bushland National Park Brisbane

Photo: Ian Witheyman, Queensland Government.

Firebreak upgrades in protected areas south of Brisbane

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships will be conducting works to upgrade firebreaks along a number of boundaries in Venman Bushland National Park and other protected areas south of Brisbane.

Things to do

    Discover the park on foot. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

    Discover the park on foot. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    To protect the natural values of this park, camping is not permitted.

    Other accommodation

    Brisbane and the Gold Coast offer a wide range of holiday accommodation. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Venman Bushland National Park has two signposted tracks to explore.

    Key to trail standards

    The classification system is based on Australian Standards. Please note that while each trail is classified according to its most difficult section, other sections may be easier.

    Grade 3 walking trackGrade 3

    • Formed track, some obstacles, 20km or less.
    • May have short steep hills and many steps.
    • Some experience recommended.

    The walking trails are designed to be walked in a clockwise direction.

    TrailClassificationDistanceTimeDescription
    Tingalpa Creek circuitGrade 3 walking trackGrade 32.5km circuitAllow 1.5hrMeander beside Tingalpa Creek and discover the many plants and animals that this bushland refuge supports.
    Venman circuitGrade 3 walking trackGrade 37.5km circuitAllow 4hrThis 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) (PDF, 440.4KB) .

    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 (PDF, 440.4KB) .

    For more information, please visit these pages about mountain biking and horse riding around Brisbane.

    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.

    Viewing wildlife

    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.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.