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Golden Boulder track

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Golden Boulder track

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

Legend

Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

Discover the legacy of Enoggera’s gold rush on a historic bushwalk past deep mineshafts and piles of discarded quartz.

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Follow the miners' footsteps to the historic mine site.
Follow the miners' footsteps to the historic mine site. © Queensland Government
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Follow in the footsteps of goldminers that once worked the exposed ridges and mineshafts in Bellbird Grove.

Dating back to the 1860s, mining in this area continued till 1946, when the last hopefuls finally gave up their quest for gold. Imagine miners of the past, digging through rock with basic hand tools, searching feverously for quantities of gold that were never discovered.

Look for sulphur-crested cockatoos, pardalotes, eastern whipbirds, wedge-tailed eagles and lace monitors as you walk through the open eucalypt forest. In spring, delight in pretty wildflowers carpeting the landscape.

Finish your walk with a leisurely picnic or barbecue at Bellbird Grove. If you're keen to do more walking, the 1.7km Turrbal circuit also starts from here.

At a glance

Distance: 1.8km return (start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 45mins walking time.
Grade:
Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

The Golden Boulder track is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 16km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are all sealed and accessible by 2WD.

  • The track starts from Bellbird Grove.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 4km then turn into Bellbird Grove Road.
  • Continue 1.6km drive until you reach Bellbird Grove day-use area.
  • Follow signs from the car park to the trail head.

Road conditions

Parking

You can park at Bellbird Grove.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at The Gap and throughout Brisbane.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Golden Boulder track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The mountain tops and forest flats of the D'Aguilar Range may experience cooler temperatures and more rainfall than Brisbane city, which enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range in Brisbane city is 22–30°C in summer and 12–22°C in winter.

Permits and fees

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • In conditions of high fire danger, walking tracks and other areas may be closed. For your safety, follow instructions on signs. If you see a bushfire or any illegal activity, please phone emergency services as soon as possible.
  • During times of park closures, please follow any advice from signs or directed by Park Rangers.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Drinking water

  • Drinking water is not provided and there is no reliable source of water along this route. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.

Walking

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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