Venman Bushland National Park

Queensland

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.

No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted

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

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

Awesome

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

Hills

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

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

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