D’Aguilar National Park is a Queensland state treasure, at least as far as Brissie-based offroaders go. The park’s a massive boon for city-bound 4WDers, for its proximity to the CBD if nothing else.
It’s only 20 clicks out of town and well within range of a dirty daytrip, however if you want to access the Mount Mee section of the park, which extends to Woodford, you’re looking at about an hour and a half’s drive from the centre of town.
The park’s muddy, rutted tracks are perennial favourites with core 4WDers, while there are plenty of gentler drives on offer for those that prefer to keep their panels straight.
There are a handful of classic bushwalking routes, scenic lookouts and pretty picnic spots dotted throughout the park, certainly enough to keep you occupied for a regenerative long weekend.
Keep this one in mind if you’re short on time but in dire need of a proper offroad adventure.
STUFF TO DO
4WD tracks criss cross the park. The Mount Mee Forest Drive is a 16km adventure, beginning at The Gantry picnic area and winding northwest to the Falls Lookout and Bulls Falls.
The Range Road Forest Drive is a 27km drive that also begins at The Gantry and continues to the highest point of the range, with a stop at the spectacular Kluvers Lookout.
BUSHWALKING is a primo reason for a visit to the park, and there are a heap of walking trails to be explored, many of them beginning from the park’s visitor centre. For a full list of trails, take a look online at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or enquire at the visitor centre.
LOCATION: D’Aguilar National Park is located 20km out of Brisbane at its closest point, and is within easy rage of a daytrip or weekend visit for Brissie residents.
The south section of the park is easily accessed from the city, whereas the Mt Mee section of the park is around an hour and a half’s drive north and is accessed via Samford and Dayboro and then by following the Mount Mee Road.
CAMPING is provided for at a number of grounds within the park. The Neurum Creek Campground is located off the Neurum Road and is 4WD accessible. Water, pit toilets and fireplaces are provided. Fires are allowed only in the fireplaces provided.
The Archer Camping Area is located off Loveday Road towards the Woodford End of the Mount Mee section of the park. Water, pit toilets and fireplaces are provided.
FUEL is available in Brisbane, Caboolture and Woodford.
MORE INFO is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au