National Parks


QLD Brisbane - Brisbane Forrest Park

Right on Brisbane’s doorstep, Brisbane Forest Park is a scenic mosaic of natural bushland with many places to bushwalk, bush camp and picnic close to the city. Reputedly the largest tract of bushland near a major capital city in Australia, Brisbane Forest Park also contains Brisbane’s closest and most accessible rainforest.

Here, national park, forest reserve and Brisbane City Council lands are jointly managed for nature-based recreation and conservation. A haven for native plants and animals, Brisbane Forest Park is a great place to relax and unwind from the pressures of city life.

Enjoy a picnic with a view at Jolly’s Lookout or Maiala, or bush picnic at Boombana in D’Aguilar National Park. You can also picnic at Mt Coot-tha, Bellbird Grove, Camp Mountain, Wivenhoe Outlook, Cedar Flats, Ironbark Gully and Lake Manchester.

Enjoy spectacular views over Brisbane, the Samford Valley, Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains from Jolly’s Lookout. On a clear day, you can see the scenic rim of mountains from Western Window north of Maiala.


Located at 60 Mt Nebo Road, just 20–30 minutes from central Brisbane via Waterworks Road

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)