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
BBQ
Toilets
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.

 

Permits/Costs

No Cost.

Comments

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

Nice easy walk. Stepping stone water crossings is a nice addition(x2).
Clean amenities, very well signed track with plenty of variations available. Did this walk in 2 hrs which included stopping for lunch. Completed the track in an anticlockwise direction.

Lisa on 21 Apr, 2017

I completed this walk on Easter Sunday. The track had been recently flooded however there was little sign of this on Sunday with only a couple of small sections still flooded which were easily skirted around. A very easy walk completed in well under the recommended time as per the national park sign.

Bobbe on 16 Apr, 2017

Great walk with the young fella recommend for anyone

milan on 26 Jan, 2016

The Venman circuit isn't quite as pretty when there hasn't been rain for a long time, but it is worth extending your walk by turning into the adjourning Neville Lawrie Reserve (you'll find a gate leading to the reserve at approx. the halfway mark through the Venman circuit). Once you've come to the end of the path that comes after the gate, turn left and head up until you see the top of the old quarry. You'll find a beautiful spot to sit amongst the trees, and you can watch the ducks swimming amongst the pond lilies below. Turn back and head back towards the gate, then continue on your circuit in Venman. A beautiful longer track.

mjorn_ on 5 Oct, 2015

We walked around the Venman Circuit in two hours, instead of their signed time of four. Regardless, do be aware of your starting time, as the carpark gates are closed at 5.30pm. The tracks are pretty around the creek, lots of wallabies about the place. The rest of the landscape is pretty scrubby. Some brief but steep hills. Lots of cobwebs at head height, so it's worthwhile carrying a stick to clear the track ahead of you.

mjorn_ on 10 May, 2015

We started around 3:30 - no need for a hat - and it took around 90 minutes. Quite a few wallabies - plenty of spider webs across the trail at head height :-)

Kristian on 14 Mar, 2015

Excellent for spotting wallabies, however I personally find the trail pleasant but slightly samey. Well worth doing but I more frequently choose to walk next door in Daisy Hill/Neville Lawrie Reserve instead.

MDWL on 10 Jun, 2014

This was a lovely walk, we did it in just under 2 hours. We did this in reverse, was good getting started with the hills. Keep an eye out for the lovely moss covered trees, and take time to soak up the beauty. Was a fairly easy walk, would do it again!

Jazziey_star on 2014

I like to link the trails from Daisy Hill up with the Venman trail for a longer walk

asterope on Oct, 2010

Nice, open field in the middle is suprising. It could use better signage I wanted to do the Tingalpa circuit (1.5hr) because it was starting the get dark but ended up making a wrong turn and doing the Venman (4hrs). Anyway it was still good :-)

rob.bushman on 6 Jun, 2010

A good trail so close to the city and also connects to Daisy Hill coordinated bushland area.

Badger on 29 Mar, 2010

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