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Maiala

Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

Maiala

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring

Legend

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring
World Heritage Area
Stroll through lush rainforest, linger over a long lunch, and explore mill remnants from the 19th century at this popular day-use area.
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Unwind beneath towering pines and rainforest trees.
Unwind beneath towering pines and rainforest trees. Diana Hughes © Queensland Government
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A wonderful place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue or rainforest walk, Maiala was the first area on the D'Aguilar Range to become a national park, now forming part of D’Aguilar National Park.

Step back in time uncovering evidence of Maiala’s loud and laborious past. In the 1860s, a flourishing sawmill stood on this site, and some of the machinery and remnant hoop-pine plantation still remains.

Feel the tingling chill of rainforest shade as you wander along one of five walking tracks—the Rainforest circuit, Cypress Grove track, Western Window track, Greenes Falls track and Westside track all leave from this site.

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

Maiala is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 42km 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 30km to Maiala on the north-west edge of the Mount Glorious township.
  • Alternatively, drive about 19km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Maiala.
  • Maiala day-use area and the walking track entry points are located next to the car park.

Road conditions

Parking

The car park has wheelchair-accessible spaces.

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 wheelchair-accessible car parks, picnic tables and toilets. Assistance may be required.

When to visit

Opening hours

Maiala 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.

  • Located near Mount Glorious, Maiala's elevation and dense forest results in a climate that is slightly cooler and wetter than Brisbane city.
  • See the Bureau of Meteorology for weather conditions and forecasts.
  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

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.

Open fires

  • Open fires are allowed in the fire pit in the upper day-use area.
  • If you intend to have an open fire or use the wood-fired barbecues, please bring your own clean, milled firewood as you can't collect firewood from the park.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Rubbish

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

Drinking water

  • Drinking water is not provided. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.

Walking

  • Be careful crossing Browns Road.
  • Watch your footing as the track has narrow sections with steep edges and protruding tree roots.
  • Please avoid touching stinging trees growing along the track.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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