Mt Peel Bushland Reserve

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  • turn back if it looks like the track is too busy when you get there

There are about five different trails in the reserve, and you can do them in any order. This means you can do a few short walks or map out your own route and do a longer walk. Most of the walks are easy, with the exception of the climbs to the top of the two lookouts which are quite steep rough rock climbs. The views from both lookouts are well worth the effort though. The tracks have some signage, but it is still easy to get lost as the signs are too few and too far apart. There are a few tables and chairs at the lookouts so they make a good place to catch your breath, enjoy the view and maybe have something to eat. The walks are all through very open Eucalypt Forest and dry grass land. There are also a few dedicated mountain bike tracks in the reserve as well.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Total Climb

Getting there

The walk starts at a small parking area at the end of Westminster St, Drayton. Drayton is a suburb on the south west side of Toowoomba itself. It is a little tricky getting off Anzac Avenue at the right place. Most GPS and/or phone Map apps will get you there.



Route/Trail notes

"AllTrails" App has a reasonable description of the walk.


No permits required and entry is free.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.


Made an attempt to do this walk however when I arrived i was presented with signage indicating that this area is in fact NOT dog friendly and are banned in all forms by local council. Refer my uploaded photo!

Mark on 18 Feb, 2021

You can walk the foot tracks or map out your own route along the vehicle tracks, though use a map because signage isn't everywhere. There are plenty of options for any length of walk and 5 great lookouts on the mt, some with 360 degree views. Short steep parts but lots of easy walking too. A lot of roos around in the afternoon.

ML on 14 Oct, 2020

We decided to do the loop walk and take in both of the lookouts. The views from the lookout make it well worth while climbing up to them. There is a lot of prickly pear, cactus and lantana throughout the reserve. Wear good ankle supporting shoes and take care on the rock climbs. These climbs would be very slippery in the rain. At the completion of the walk we had covered 4.8K, and enjoyed the walk.

Brian on 26 Sep, 2020


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