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White Cedar day-use area

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White Cedar day-use area

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) 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

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Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) 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
Nestled within a circle of mountains, this day-use area is a lovely place to enjoy a leisurely lunch and some creek-side frolicking.
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A generous covered picnic shelter is the perfect venue for large groups.
A generous covered picnic shelter is the perfect venue for large groups. © Queensland Government
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With its open, grassy area, lace-leaved white cedars and a trickling stream, this day-use area is a wonderful place to stop and enjoy the peaceful scenery.

Set out a picnic feast or fire up the barbecue and fill the air with delicious smoky aromas. In spring, smell the intoxicating chocolate scent bursting from white cedar flowers. Lie back on the luxurious grass and watch as Monarch butterflies flutter by.

Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the cool creek water, or follow the creek on foot for a rock-hop adventure.

Keep your eye out for Pacific bazas and variegated fairy-wrens feeding on insects from tree to tree.

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

White Cedar day-use area is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 55km from Brisbane's city centre. It is north-west of Mount Glorious, on the drive to Lake Wivenhoe.

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 and Northbrook Parkway for 45km to the White Cedar day-use area turn-off.
  • Alternatively, drive 35km from Samford village via Mount Glorious Road and Northbrook Parkway to the White Cedar day-use area turn-off.
  • From the south-west, drive 29km from Fernvale via Wivenhoe-Somerset Road and Northbrook Parkway to the White Cedar day-use area turn-off.
  • From the turn-off, drive into White Cedar car park. The day-use area is located next to the car park.

Road conditions

Parking

There is a car park at the day-use area.

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

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

When to visit

Opening hours

White Cedar day-use area 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 on the flats to the west of the D'Aguilar Range, it can be a few degrees hotter here in summer and colder in winter 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

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

  • Drinking water is not provided. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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