Stand atop the lookout and enjoy spectacular 180 degree views over D'Aguilar Range to the Glass House Mountains, and east across Samford Valley to Moreton Bay and the bay islands.
Named in the 1920s after the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, William Alfred Jolly, this is the oldest formal lookout on the range.
Spread out a rug for a bush picnic or set up at a picnic table or shelter shed and sizzle a sausage or two on the barbecue.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Jollys Lookout is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 28km from Brisbane's city centre.
Access roads are all sealed and accessible by 2WD.
- 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 16km to the Jollys Lookout turn-off.
- Drive up to the Jollys Lookout car park to access the day-use area and lookout.
The car park has designated disabled spaces.
Fuel and supplies
There are wheelchair-accessible car parks, toilets and picnic facilities. Assistance may be required.
When to visit
Jollys lookout 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
Generally available. 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.
- Open fires are not allowed.
- There are no rubbish bins. Please take rubbish with you.
- Drinking water is not provided. 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.