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The Gantry

Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

The Gantry

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Electric/gas barbecues 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
Electric/gas barbecues 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
Travel back in time exploring remnants of The Gantry’s timber-mill history, before setting out on a bushwalk or scenic forest drive.
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Enjoy a picnic or barbecue before embarking on a walk.
Enjoy a picnic or barbecue before embarking on a walk. Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government
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Once the site of a thriving timber sawmill, this day-use area is now the gateway to exploring the northern section of D'Aguilar National Park.

Discover a large shed, the legacy of a sawmill that operated here from the 1930s, when bullock teams and boilers ran the steam engine, right through to 1981. The shed was added in the 1950s to house an overhead gantry crane and its supports.

Pack a picnic or fire up the barbecue and enjoy a relaxed lunch in the spacious, grassy picnic area. If you're feeling energetic, both the Piccabeen walk and Somerset trail start and finish opposite the picnic area.

With a 4WD or trail bike you can make your visit a full-day park adventure—the Western escarpment forest drive, Mount Mee forest drive and Range Road forest drive all begin from The Gantry.

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

The Gantry 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 this day-use area 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 in the car park, which includes a wheelchair-accessible space.

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

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and car park spaces. Assistance may be required.

When to visit

Opening hours

The Gantry 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

Generally available. 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

  • If you plan on using the wood-fired barbecues, please bring your own clean, milled firewood as firewood can't be collected from the park.
  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • 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

  • Rainwater, stored in tanks, supplies the taps in this day-use area. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.

Walking

Driving

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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