Mill rainforest walk
Cross bridges and ramble along raised boardwalks, exploring the natural wonders of this serene subtropical rainforest.
Wind through beautiful subtropical rainforest, among gigantic strangler figs, piccabeen palms, climbing ferns and vines. Spy delicate orchids and other epiphytes clinging to the branches in search of precious sunlight.
Bridges and raised boardwalks stretch over trickling creeks and provide a heightened perspective of the forest. Stop at signs along the way, highlighting the incredible rainforest ecology and plants and animals that live here.
Bring binoculars to make the most of wildlife watching—fantails flit in the undergrowth while carpet pythons rest quietly in branches overhead.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
The Mill rainforest walk is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 72km from the city of Brisbane.
- The track begins from the Mill rainforest walk car park.
- A 4WD or trail bike is recommended to access the Mill rainforest walk. The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 50km/hr and all road rules apply.
- Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
- Read trail bike ride with care for tips on riding safely and riding with care.
From the south
- From the south, drive 24km from Dayboro, via Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road to the park's southern entrance.
- Drive past The Gantry then turn right onto Mount Mee forest drive. Travel 2km then turn right and drive 1km to the Mill rainforest walk car park.
From the north
- From the north, drive about 17km from Woodford, via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's northern entrance.
- Travel south along the Mount Mee forest drive, then turn left and drive 1km to the Mill rainforest walk car park.
There is a small gravel car park at the trail head.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available from Dayboro and D’Aguilar townships in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
When to visit
Mill rainforest walk 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.
- Please avoid touching stinging trees growing along the track.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.