Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park


Declared a national park in 1977 approx size 28 500 hectares second largest park in south east queensland. Originally settled by timber cutters approx 1870. Gold was discovered in mid 1800's there are many mines scattered throughout Cedar creek areas. The area is made up of D'Aguilar National Park, Jollys Lookout National Park, Maiala National Park, Boombana and Manorina National Parks. On Brisbanes door steep.

Popular Walks


The area has a history of Timber cutting, gold mining, farming, housing and eventually National Parks.


So many diverse areas ranging from rainforest to open eucalypt forest. 

WARNING{ As at 13'1/11 there are many washouts of the fire trails. Lawnton Rd.and Eng;and Creek Road are cut in at least two places before the camp grounds!!


Go along to 60 Waterworks Road. The Brisbane Forest Park information Centre is there. Also a Brisbane City Council bus goes right to the door of the Information Centre.


Maps are available from Brisbane Forest Park. D'Aguilar Range.


Bed & Breakfast on MT. Glorious, plus so close to Brisbane


Check with Brisbane Forest Park for further details

Contact details

Brisbane Forest Park 1300 130 372

Brisbane City Council 07 3403 8888


Very Hard
15.4 km one-way
4 hrs

Mt Glorious to Dundas Road

This is a fantastic walk which is actually the first leg of the annual Oxfam Walk. You do need two cars for this walk - park one car at Mt Nebo Road transfer station, Dundas Road and another at Miala picnic Grounds, Mt Glorious. We started from Miala and enjoyed spectacular views out towards Lockyear Valley before we gently wound our way down to the bottom of the valley. Make sure you enjoy a rest at the creek because ahead of you is a VERY steep walk out of the valley. This is the steepest hill I have ever walked and the trail was very slippery - it was actually easier to walk beside the trail, then we could use the trees to hold onto! The hill goes on FOREVER, but when you eventually reach the top you will have a real sense of achievement - and more sensational views!

More detailed information about this walk can b e found here:

18 km
10 hrs

Mt Mee horse trail - Dianas bath

Follow the Mt Mee horse trail through a variety of forests to a stunning natural waterhole known as Dianas Bath.
This walk traverses two peaks, with a total rise and descent of 600m each way (so 1.2kms overall!!). The trail is loose weathered gravel and stones, is often very rutted and is quite slippery going up and much more slippery going down! The hills are between 15-29% gradients and quite long so you need to be very fit.
Much of the trail is overgrown with grasses and lantana, as well as the occasional fallen tree but the waterhole at the end is worth the walk, and definitely worth a swim!
Just after the first descent you cross Byron creek, which flows all year round and the rocks can be quite slippery. The water in this creek is a stunning shade of blue and crystal clear!

Start and end at the carpark just off Mt Brisbane rd - no messing around here - the walk immediately starts up to the peak of the first hill.

This walk should take between 7-10 hours with breaks dependent on your level of fitness and the state of the track.

6 km
3 hrs

Northbrook Gorges

A walk along Northbrook Creek and a swim through the gorges.

600 m return
30 mins

Rocky Hole

A short walk down to the crystal clear cooling waters of Rocky Hole for a very welcome swim on a hot day.

13 km return
3.5 hrs

Somerset Trail - Mt Mee

A pleasant walk through open forest, pine forest and pockets of rainforest. A lookout over Somerset Dam is halfway. Parts of the trail cross the main driving/biking/horse riding tracks so be careful.

12.5 km return
5 hrs

Upper Byron Creek

A lovely walk along the crest of the D'Aguilar Range with a creek to walk along.

Walks in Bellbird Grove

Very Easy
1.7 km
1 hr

Bellbird Grove

A walk through open bushland to the creek beds. And then onto the Aboriginal gunyas too bad more walks do have examples of history as this does.

Very Easy
1.8 km
1 hr

Golden Boulder Track

Cross the road and continue to the track shelter showing some history of the area then onto a plaque and continue along the track to a caged mine shaft. A worthwhile walk

Very Easy
5 km
90 mins

Araucaria Track

This walk begins off downhill, soon there are some views of the reservoir then the track begins to wind its way along the edge of the reservoir keep an eye out for different water birds.

I would advise taking you camera equipment as well as a pair of binoculars for some good bird watching. After approx 1.7km you come to a Y junction go straight ahead and some more views of the Enoggera weir come into sight. There seems to be alot of bellbirds and a few whipbirds around here.

From here the track winds into some bush some small reminent of rainforest. And from here it gets a bit "are we there, yet" but keep on going up and over the ridge and back down again and you rejoin back at the Y junction.

Now the return route can be a little problem if you leave it late to do this walk because on your return from the Y junction. You will meet alot of people along the way.

Some signs have been errected "brown snakes" in the area. So watch your step when walking around the exposed hot ridge areas.

Also this track can be combined with the Corymbia Circuit to add a bit of distance for you walk.

Very Easy
1.5 km
30 mins

Corymbia Circuit

A small walk in a cool area before going on to the Araucaria Track