Golden Boulder track
Discover the legacy of Enoggera’s gold rush on a historic bushwalk past deep mineshafts and piles of discarded quartz.
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.
At a glance
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.
You can park at Bellbird Grove.
Fuel and supplies
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
When to visit
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
- 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.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.
- 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.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- 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.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.