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Piccabeen walk

Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

Piccabeen walk

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

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Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

Wander along this trail to discover D’Aguilar National Park’s oldest trees—Sydney blue gums—and lush groves of piccabeen palms.

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Venture along the Piccabeen walk and learn about historical timber-getting at The Gantry.
Venture along the Piccabeen walk and learn about historical timber-getting at The Gantry. Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government
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Follow the trail and boardwalk through a beautiful mix of eucalypt and subtropical rainforest, featuring piccabeen palm groves and enormous, silver-coloured Sydney blue gums.

Stroll, or even roll your wheelchair or pram, along this gentle track and learn about the area’s different forest types and timber production history from signs along the way.

In summer and autumn, keep your eyes open for brightly-coloured Australian king parrots—red-headed males and green-headed females—among the birds feasting on strings of red berries hanging from piccabeen palms.

At a glance

Distance: 1km circuit (the same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 30mins walking time.
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Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

The Piccabeen walk is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 70km from the city of Brisbane.

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.
  • Continue 150m to The Gantry.
  • The road to The Gantry is suitable for 2WDs.

From the north

  • You will need a 4WD or trail bike to access the walk from the north. The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 50km/hr and all road rules apply.
  • Drive 17km from Woodford, via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's northern entrance.
  • Continue south along the Mount Mee forest drive to The Gantry, near the southern entrance to the park.
  • 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.

Road conditions

Parking

You can park at The Gantry.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available from Dayboro and D’Aguilar townships in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

  • 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

The Piccabeen walk is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and spaces in the car park at The Gantry. Assistance may be required.

When to visit

Opening hours

Piccabeen 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

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.

Rubbish

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

Drinking water

  • 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.

Walking

Driving

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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