With scenic views and a picturesque setting among stringybark trees, Wivenhoe outlook is the perfect place for a relaxed picnic (BYO picnic blanket).
Visit the lookout for panoramic vistas of Northbrook Valley's green ridges and the reflective waters of Lake Wivenhoe. Time your visit to be here at sunset and be amazed by kaleidoscopic colours shooting across the sky.
Spy carpet pythons basking in the sun, or pink-tongued lizards carefully camouflaging themselves on logs. Listen for the unusual cat-like mewing cry of the catbird in the valley below.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Wivenhoe outlook is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 50km 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 another 38km to the Wivenhoe outlook car park, north-west of the Mount Glorious township.
- Alternatively, drive 28km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to the Wivenhoe outlook car park.
- The Wivenhoe outlook day-use area is next to the car park.
There is a car park at the outlook.
Fuel and supplies
The lookout is wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required.
When to visit
Wivenhoe 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.
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.
- Open fires are not allowed.
- Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Drinking water is not provided. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
- Treat all water before use.