Morelia Track

Manorina National Park
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This track takes walkers from the Manorina car park to Mount Nebo lookout. Trek through wet eucalypt forest containing groves of cabbage tree palms, recognised by their huge, fan-shaped leaves. At Mount Nebo lookout, enjoy spectacular views over the Samford Valley to Moreton Bay. Morelia walking track is mostly a gently-sloping, well-defined track but it is quite steep in some places. Return along the same track.

Lookouts
No Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
Rainforest

Getting there

Travel along Waterworks Road at the Gap and follow the signs into the park. The Brisbane Forest Park information centre is just inside the boundry. Follow the winding road Mt Nebo Road

Maps

 

Route/Trail notes

The trail is clear and easy to follow NO CAMPING IS ALLOWED AT THIS SITE

Permits/Costs

No permits and costs involved

Other References

1300 130 372 _ EPA (Brisbane Forest Park and Mount Mee sections)

email:   csc@epa.qld.gov.au

07 3403 8888 - Brisbane City Council (Mt Coot_tha section)

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

 

Comments

From Ipswich, if you head out through Fernvale and head towards Somerset Dam, you can head up towards Mt Glorious, Mt Mee and Mt Nebo through some absolutely beautiful scenery 🌄

Today I hiked the Morelia Track at Mt Nebo.

This track will take you from the Manorina carpark to Mount Nebo lookout.

This track is gentle sloping with some steep sections and nice and easy to follow all the way 👟

You will pass through some beautiful lush rainforest that is filled with the sound of birdsong 🦜🌿

When you reach the lookout you will be greeted with views over the Samford Valley to Moreton Bay 🏞

If you team this hike with the Atrax Circuit, it is about 7km round trip.

It took me about 1.5 hours with stopping to take photo's along the way.
This is an easy little hike but will get your heart pumping

Enjoy 🙏💕

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Mel on 5 Jun, 2020

Easy walk away from crowds. The Cabbage tree palms are a sight to behold.

Wanderlust on 29 May, 2020

Good walk. Easy to find parking at 'Manorina'. Was a lovely walk through lush rainforest with lots of birdsong. Combined this walk with the Atrax circuit. View at the top was good but not as great as was expecting - there was only a small area where you could see out from and we had to wait due to a large family taking photos.Distance = 6.67km, time = 1:53.

Vic and Ale on 16 May, 2020

Siddles

Fergus Rielly on 16 Jan, 2020

Easy path to and from the lookout, an enjoyable short walk.

boots_n_all on Jan, 2020

Pretty easy walk. Went a bit late so the route was very quiet and we had the view all to ourselves :)

Run 44 on 21 Jul, 2019

One of my favourite walks. Beautiful rainforest pockets and an everchanging scenery. Easy walk and the lookout is worth the trek

Kelly Stardust on Feb, 2019

Easy walk close to Brisbane city. I loved how the vegetation constantly changed along the track and the lookout at the end :)

AmyKT on 18 Aug, 2018

Quick venture to mt nebo lookout with wife and kids. Narrow track and a only a glimpse of a view.

Coopsy on 12 Aug, 2018

Nice easy walk close to Brisbane with some subtropical vibes

Adrianlorax on 3 Jun, 2018

Easy to find, 25 minutes from the city.
Great for a morning stroll, ends with a decent view of the east coast.

GeoDude on 2 Jan, 2018

Very nice walk, easy, through the rain forest. The walk is long around 4kms, takes approx. 1h 30min.

alenka on 11 Nov, 2017

A nice walk after a nice drive. Very dry country though. Would be much better after some rain.

Hardinge on 17 Sep, 2017

did this walk with my 6 year old daughter, took us 1.5 hours nice and easy

andre on 16 Sep, 2017

Did this walk and combined it with the Atrax Circuit. Quite a nice stroll on a Friday around lunch time. The views are very nice from the lookout and nice easy walk to get there. If anything the Atrax Circuit component of the walk is a little more difficult as it has a few steps to go up and down but still relatively easy going to anyone with at least a little level of fitness.

ozsailor on 15 Sep, 2017

Nice and easy family rainforest walk!

Marcin Piotrowski on 23 Jul, 2017

Beautiful

Bruce on 10 Jul, 2017

great walk. good lookout at mt nebo lookout.a few leeches on trail.
lots of tiny leeches waiting to get me back at carpark.i managed to dust em all off eventually,at least 20 of the tiny buggers.and i did soak my boots with buggoff before i left.

gizmobazz on 20 May, 2017

We did this walk, very easy and gentle walk. The view at the lookout over the Samford Valley and out to Moreton Bay is a great reward for the walk. We came back along the Atrax Circuit, which is also worth while doing, rather than walking the whole way back on the same track. Some walking guides say that this walk is steep and gravelly. We didn't experience this, it is a good casual and interesting walk.

Hunter on 28 Dec, 2016

Nice walk close to Brisbane. I have bad knees and this track didn't pose any problems. Gentle gradient with few stairs.

kerfuffle on 11 Dec, 2016

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