Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park

South East Queensland

Protected since 1977, the best kept bushwalking Brisbane North secret of Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park offers walkers and horse riders a quiet and easy escape into nature. Nothing too strenuous, good for families, no need to be super-fit to enjoy this pleasant walk in a bushy environment.

Named after the prominent koala food trees found within its 231 hectares, the bushland reserve is abundant in wildlife including different species of birds, reptiles, butterflies, marsupials and mammals, its open, grassy forests providing an ideal habitat for the resident koala, wallaby, short-beaked echidna, and locally threatened Greater Glider families. Described as the last piece of original bush in the area, it's great to see it's been preserved.

Bird Watching
Horses Permitted

Getting there

The park is located in Morayfield, approximately 7 kilometres south-west of Caboolture and 40 kilometres from Brisbane CBD.

Park your vehicle towards the end of any of these 4 roads to access the bushwalking Brisbane North trails on foot:

  • Phelps Road (from the West)
  • McLoughlin Road (from the East)
  • Williamson Road (from the South)
  • Mackney Rd (from the North-West)

Please Note:

The park entrance is easiest to find when parking at the end of Phelps Rd. Trail signage is located at this entrance.

If parking on Mackney Rd pull-up curb-side nearby the park entrance located between Mackney Rd #34-36 and #42

Route/Trail notes

  • 1.Grey Gum Circuit: 4.4km loop
  • 2.Spotted Gum Trail: 1.2km one way
  • 3.Ironbark Ridge Trail: 1.1km one way

There are 3 walking circuits all classified as ‘easy’.

The Grey Gum Circuit is a 4.4km loop shared by walkers and horse riders.

The Spotted Gum Trail is a 1.2km one-way track that generally takes 20 minutes and is suitable for walkers only. Along this track you will notice changes in forest vegetation, from lilies and paperbark trees to ironbark and spotted gums.

The Ironbark Ridge Trail is a 1.1km one way track suitable for walkers only. It is located mainly on an old logging track where you will see spectacular ironbark trees – some as old as 400 years!



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Kinda got lost. Watch out for people on horses as well

BushwalkerBro on 2 Jan, 2023

Nice walk in the early morning. Saw a brown snake on the trail but no koalas.

Chris on 3 Dec, 2022

A beautiful conservation park nestled amidst the growing urban sprawl that takes you back in time to feel that Aussie bush feeling. When wandering through the park stop and think for a moment and consider what the first Australians would have done back in the day and where they would have walked through in this area.

An easy bush walk for those who can't quite do steeper hikes yet. If you came looking for views, well you get plenty of beautiful Australian trees and shrubs.

There is no lookout, so on this walk, just breathe in the air, listen to the birds tweet, the rustle of the tops of the trees and the voice inside of you re-building you from scratch as you fill your senses with home made earthly goodness.

My friend and I parked at the entrance of Nairn road, walked all the way to the end behind large properties with big loud dogs, and turned left near the end. We then strolled for an approximate 2.4 km round trip which took
us under an hour.

Before you get to the centre, there you will find Sheep station creek. It wasn't flowing but was very full when we went, with some fallen logs and marshes from recent heavy rains.

Around the creek you will find some remnants of rainforesty type of vegetation with some creeper vines and some soft ferns brushing the floor of the forest.

A cute little bridge takes you over the river, and if you are not so much a tree enthusiast but are doing the walk due to your ability, then the river is probably the highlight of the walk.

Pay attention to the canopy and keep an eye out for koalas, birds, horses with riders and huuuge eucalypts with trunks, so big even you and your friend may just be able to touch arms around.

A place to rejuvenate, chat, listen, breathe fresh air and enjoy at an easy pace or speed it up with more intensity if required. Overall a wonderful stroll back through time where one can feel a sense of indigenality (Yes, it's a word I made up, it means to feel indigenous with your own originality mixed in).

As always, take without taking and leave without leaving. Love the place you live. Enjoy.

Nick on 10 Jun, 2021

Nice easy stroll.

IanK on 2 Mar, 2021

We started from Williamson Rd entry. We came around 3pm, baby was sleep in the pram and the track is very easy to walk with, flat and some gentle ups.

CLAP Family on 5 Oct, 2020

Nice easy walk, tracks are clear and well sign posted, mostly flat, some gentle hills. If you want something more energetic I suggest Bunyaville Conservation Park in Everton Hills, similar vegetation but steeper tracks and deeper gullies.
Guided by other comments I entered via Phelps Rd, but don't do what I did and drive along Caboolture River Rd expecting a sign to Sheep Station Creek Park. There is no signage until you arrive. You need to look for Phelps Rd - which is easy enough.

Jim Craigen on 30 Dec, 2019

Nice easy walk in shade

Suzanne on 29 Sep, 2019

fire break track nice walk didnt see much wild life

kmthor on 22 Sep, 2019

Really 5.2 return from Phelps Road entrance. Went mid afternoon and it was hotter than expected. Will try earlier for a more pleasant experience. Quite a pleasant walk.

Shaja on 10 Feb, 2019

Fairly easy walk. It had been raining a little bit we had no problem with the wet.

Ian and Sue on 14 Dec, 2018

Decent size track, however if it’s wet can be a little slippery. It’s also 5.2km from Phelps Road entrance as that is 400m each way before you hit the main circuit.

Coriena on 5 Oct, 2018

Nice bush walk but nothing special. One of our daughters got a tick somewhere too.

David Findlay on Aug, 2018


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