Adventure,Travel

Day Trippers: D’Aguilar National Park, Mount Mee Section

One of the things I love most about where we live, in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, is that we are never far from adventure. Within 30 minutes drive, you can feel so far away. Our destination for this weekend is D’Aguilar National Park, in particular, the Mount Mee section. (Hint: Check out this Map).

Back in 2015, when we were travelling Australia, we spent the first night of our camping adventure here at the Mount Mee section. It was such a wild experience, we had to revisit it.

We drove in from Dayboro, following Mount Mee & Sellin Roads, coming to a stop at The Gantry. From here there are a few walks you can do, including the 13km circuit Somerset trail. If you’re short of time, you might prefer a peaceful 20-minute walk along the Piccabean trail. Considering these options, we decided to take the shorter walk so that we could explore other parts of the national park.

Palm Trees Rainforest Adventure

Piccabean Walk at The Gantry, D’Aguilar National Park, Mount Mee Section.

Continuing our exploration of the Mount Mee section, we took the trail down to Falls Lookout and Bulls Falls. The walks were short but pleasant, and the view from the lookout definitely worth the stop. What made this more worthwhile was the encounter with a sleeping bush python. (Side note, I LOVE the local wildlife).

Falls Lookout and Bulls Falls D'Aguilar National Park

The view at Falls Lookout.

Driving deeper into D’Aguilar National Park, following some very easy 4WD tracks, we ended up at Rocky Hole. This would be our final stop for the afternoon. Because we only live ‘down the road’, we left the rest of the adventuring for another day. This helped us to relax and take it all in.

Very popular with families, Rocky Hole features some easily accessible swimming holes. The name gives it away but there are some very rocky areas and people use the climbing rocks to jump into the swimming holes.

Rocky Hole D'Aguilar National Park

Rocky Hole, D’Aguilar National Park, Mount Mee Section

After taking a dip and relaxing on the rocks by the water, it was time to pack up and head home. Although admittedly I could have let hours pass by, it’s such a serene and relaxing part of nature. However, the drive back to our northern suburbs was beautifully scenic and even more stunning as the sun was setting.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini-escape with us.

 

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