Wander along this trail to discover D’Aguilar National Park’s oldest trees—Sydney blue gums—and lush groves of piccabeen palms.
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
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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.