Venman Bushland National Park

South East Queensland
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This walks is just through bushland. Can be a bit slippery after rain. Three stepping stone crossings in the wet - can be a bit slippy.

Why not drop in to the Nursey/Cafe afterwards and give Shadow a corner of your pumkin scone.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Route/Trail notes

Easy walk with a few hills. We went anti-clockwise - prettiest part of the walk is first and you are warmed up for the hills.

Very well cared for picnic bbq site at the start - maybe we'll bring the makings of a cooked breakfast next time.

There is a lagoon near the link to Neville Lawrie Reserve. Simply follow the side track along the fenceline staying within Venman Bushland National Park. It will turn a corner and descend to the lagoon within 100m. Well worth the side trip.



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The creek was flowing when we went which meant the 2nd half of the 7.5km was very muddy and boggy but it was a nice walk. Some hills but not overly hard. I'd rate as low/moderate level. Sunday morning must be a busy time as the carpark was full.

Thomas84 on 14 Mar, 2021

Good hike for beginners. Big hill if you go clockwise

Rowena on 21 Feb, 2021

Nice walk with some good inclines. Some stunning insects around with 4 difference species of butterflies in abundance. Just watch some of the fencing on the track. There was barbed wire on the trail from a fallen section of fence

Ben C on 2 Jan, 2021

I didn't really like it. There is not much to see. No wildlife, just a couple of kangaroos and few birds.
7.5km almost 2 hours without break.

Gabriela on 30 Dec, 2020

Easy Walk.
Map suggested entire Venman Circuit would take 4 hours.
Only took 1 hour and a half with breaks.

ripmech on 19 Sep, 2020

Well maintained fire trail. Offers solitude, away from MTB.

Wanderlust on 4 Aug, 2020

Almost 8km to complete the circuit. This is not an easy track as indicated on this website - there’s a lot of small hills with some pretty steep sections. I’ve done easy, moderate and hard tracks & would put this around the low moderate. Lots of wildlife - wallabies, lace monitors & plenty of honeyeaters made for a good walk but a bit boring in some sections.

S K on 4 Aug, 2019

A reasonable walk with inclines and declines. It was dry when we went through - only stagnant water in the bigger creek. There is some birdlife, saw a wallaby and lace monitor lizard. Pack lunch and have a nice stroll.

Anoogle on 4 Aug, 2019

Very dry right now, but still a nice walk. Ended up adding on a bit of the Tingalpa circuit and ended up around 9.5km

insidelane on 28 Jul, 2019

One of my first walks after fracturing my ankle. I really enjoy this walk. I'm always on the look out for wildlife .

SharnaR on 22 Jun, 2019

Nice walk, a few hills but nothing to bad. Get there from the carpark off Venman Rd. Well marked track and plenty of wildlife.

Aaron Macgregor on 12 Apr, 2019


gregory Maclean on 10 Nov, 2018

Not too much to see here but it is a well maintained track and a good distance.

Exploringonfoot on 24 Sep, 2018

Nice piece of bush

drewmac on 4 Aug, 2018

Nice walk on a still afternoon after the rain. Would be less nice in the middle of summer.
Mostly She-oak and eucalyptus with gullies of fern lining the creeks.
Great bbq facilities also.

Jen on 1 Jul, 2018

Got lost trying to find the lagoon. Ended up at the quarry. Hardly any wildlife at all.

Evil Dave on Mar, 2018

Lovely walk, nice little creek crossings after some rain.

Nadso on 25 Feb, 2018


Kerry on 13 Jan, 2018

Have done this walk several times now. An easy walk with a couple of hills but nothing to bad. Doesn't take 4 hours but I guess it would if you did it at a very leisurely pace. Have come across brown snakes, lizards and kangaroos and yes, some spider webs at head height so keep an eye out for that. The track is mostly shaded with some parts exposed, hat not needed if you happen to forget it. A stop in at the West Mount Cotton Nursery afterwards for a drink and a meal is a must, the view from the cafe is beautiful as well.

Janelle on 2018

Found this an easy walk with only one steep section. Well signed. Make time to include the Tingalpa Creek circuit.

Woody on 26 Jul, 2017


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