Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park

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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!




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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