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Published May 5th 2013
Koala Spotting, Bushwalking and BBQs
It is hard to believe Daisy Hill exists just 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Walking the trails feels like you are in the middle of a eucalypt forest far from any modern developments. Daisy Hill is a huge expanse it is 445 hectares and home to a variety of native Australian wildlife. On my two visits to the park I have seen goannas, snakes (I stayed well clear so I am not sure what type they were), bird life, and plenty of friendly wallabies.
Wallabies are a regular sight in the late afternoon at the park.
Daisy Hill is most known as a koala habitat, one of the largest in Southeast Queensland. I have not seen a koala in the wild yet, but it is possible if you are lucky. The Daisy Hill Koala Centre has plenty of information about koalas in the area and many resident koalas that you can see up close.
Things to do at Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Shed Kilos on the Trails
There are several trails for walking, biking, and horse-riding. Tip: the trails are shady for the most part but it is a good idea to wear sunscreen and a hat.
Tree Discovery Trail an 800 metre sample of the different flora and fauna in the park. This is a smaller trail that would suit children and families.
The Spotted Gum Trail is a four kilometre circuit that loops the north-western side of the park. It is a relatively flat relaxing walk.
The Stringybark Trail is 5.7 kilometre long and circles the park until the Neville Lawrie Reserve. It is a relatively flat walk that will finish on a wide road leading to the upper day use area.
The Buhot Creek Circuit is an eight kilometre circuit, the longest trail in the park, and expands into the Neville Lawrie Reserve. It is in my opinion the most picturesque trail because one gets a nice view over the Old Quarry, a beautiful a large lily-pad covered water hole.
Have a BBQ The tranquil setting of Daisy Hill is perfect for a BBQ. There are plenty of barbecuing facilities and undercover picnic areas. Tip: make sure you stick around until the late afternoon you can see the wallabies come out to graze in the park.