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Manorina

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Manorina

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets No toilets
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 No toilets
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
Escape to a picturesque forest haven, where bushwalks, country views and an abundance of wildlife beg to be discovered.
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Walk through lush eucalypt and subtropical rainforest.
Walk through lush eucalypt and subtropical rainforest. Diana Hughes © Queensland Government
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Embark on one of two bushwalks that leave from the peaceful forest of Manorina—the Atrax circuit and Morelia walking track. Walk through lush eucalypt forest and be rewarded with views over Samford Valley and, on a clear day, to Moreton Bay.

Witness massive Sydney blue gums, a stand of weeping lilly pilly along the creek, and the only concentrated grove of cabbage tree palms in the D'Aguilar Range. Look for dainty swallowtail butterflies, one of the few butterflies found exclusively in Australia. In winter you may be lucky enough to spot colourful wompoo fruit-doves feeding on rainforest fruit in the canopy.

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

Manorina is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 35km 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 21km to the turn-off to Manorina, just north of the Mount Nebo township.
  • Alternatively, drive 21km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road.
  • Drive from the turn-off into the car park at Manorina.

Road conditions

Parking

You can park in the small gravel car park.

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

Manorina 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 between Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious, Manorina is usually slightly cooler 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 not allowed.

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

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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