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Westside Track, Maiala
Map of Westside Track, Maiala
Brisbane Forest Park
The Gap
Queensland 4061 Australia

Westside Track, Maiala
The Gap, Brisbane Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

This delightful walk takes you through some of the best rainforest in Brisbane Forest Park. The rainforest is more varied here, with strangler figs, buttressed trees, stinging trees and large rainforest trees such as white booyong.

After walking for about 500 metres you will come to a clearing beside the road - Western Window - with a magnificent view over the scenic rim of mountains to the west. You can see Cunningham's Gap and Mount Barney on a clear day. Walk down some steps and you will reach a junction.

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If you take the track to the right, you will walk below the rocky basalt cliffs and through wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest.

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About the Walk

8 kms
3 hours
Half Day Walk
Easy
Return
From the Maiala picnic area on the southern side of Mt Glorious Road.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

The first part of the track parallels the road. Watch your step, the track can be narrow. Rocks and protruding tree roots make it uneven in places. Wear insect repellent in summer to discourage leeches.

Best Time To Go

This little known track is good all year round and a cool retreat in summer.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

The Westside Track - Maiala - Brisbane Forest Park features: strangler figs, a sub-tropical rainforest and magnificent views. The track takes about three hours to complete and is eight kilometres return. The first part of the track is parallel to the road. Watch your step, the track can be narrow. Rocks and protruding tree roots make it uneven in places. Wear insect repellent in summer to discourage leeches. This little known track is good all year round and a cool retreat in summer.

How To Get There

Brisbane Forest Park Headquarters is located at 60 Mount Nebo Road, just 20-30 minutes from central Brisbane via Waterworks Road. Maiala can be reached by Mount Nebo Road or Samford-Mount Glorious Road and is just over one hour's drive from central Brisbane.


Free Entry


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