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Westridge outlook

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Westridge outlook

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets No toilets
No barbecues
Lookout (built) 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

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Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets No toilets
No barbecues
Lookout (built) 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
Stroll the boardwalk at Westridge outlook, where dramatic rock escarpments give way to breathtaking views over the western plains.
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A boardwalk skirts the steep escarpment edge, offering views of the magnificent forested gully below.
A boardwalk skirts the steep escarpment edge, offering views of the magnificent forested gully below. © Karen Curtis
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Stand among majestic grey gums, spotted gums and tallowwoods on this rocky outcrop and witness incredible views over Lake Wivenhoe and the Great Dividing Range.

Look for major skinks foraging in rocky crevasses or the silhouette of a grey goshawk flying high overhead. At dusk, blossom bats stretch their leathery wings, ready to take flight across the pink sunset.

From the boardwalk, you’ll see remnants of a timber-getting wagon, once hauled down the steep gullies by bullock teams. Locals once called this outcrop Fang Rock because of the many death adders that took shelter in the rocky terrain.

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

Westridge outlook is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 39km 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 27km to the Westridge outlook turn-off, 6km north of Mount Nebo township.
  • Alternatively, drive 18km from Samford via Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo roads.
  • From the turn-off, drive into Westridge outlook car park. The boardwalk and lookout are accessible from here.

Road conditions

Parking

The car park has wheelchair-accessible and coach spaces.

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

The boardwalk to the lookout and some parking spaces and wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required.

When to visit

Opening hours

Westridge outlook 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, Westridge outlook 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: 15 April 2019
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