Bellbird Grove Walk

D'Aguilar National Park

One of the earliest bushwalking spots on the drive west from Brisbane, Bellbird Grove is also one of the most interesting, with gunyahs, an old gold mine and the added attraction of splendid open fields and tree-studded picnic and barbecue spots.

Take the Bellbird Grove turn-off (to the right when heading west) and drive to the end, where there is ample parking and excellent amenities. From here the 1.7km Turrbal Circuit begins. For the old mine Golden Boulder Circuit, park at the Brushbox Picnic Area about halfway along the road in or walk back to the start sign from the main picnic area.

Bellbird Grove
1. Golden Boulder Circuit - 1.8km return – 1hr

A bushwalk with a historical edge, this gently sloping circuit meanders through the sparsely treed intriguing remains of ‘Golden Boulder’, one of the three goldmines that from 1860 to the 1930s saw the surrounding hills crawling with gold prospectors, some of whom lost their minds.

Remnants of the shafts are protected and signposted with poignant pieces of a miner’s tale and a recreated shanty hut adds to the sense of drama.

2. Turrbal Circuit – 1.7km return – 1hr

This walk winds through eucalypt forest that was once the home of the Turrbal tribe of Aborigines, leading down to a peaceful rock strewn creek before gently hiking back up. In a clearing on the way a small cluster of gunyahs have been recreated to capture a long-gone era.

If here early or late in the day there’s a good chance of seeing some of the rampant birdlife inhabiting this preserved tract of forest.

Looking for more ideas on short walks around Brisbane and SE Qld? Check out our 10 Best Short Bush Walks guide for a step in the right direction.

Bellbird Grove

Mt Nebo Rd

Mt Nebo

D'Aguilar National Park

Map

Bellbird Grove, Enoggera Reservoir, Queensland

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

One of Australia’s premier wedding destinations
Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show returns to Cloudland
Eat, drink, enjoy & repeat at SEQ's biggest food festival!
The play that scandalized 17th century audiences
Queensland Vegan Markets are returning to Portside Wharf
Hear the confronting tale of renowned ex-gang member Tony Hoang
An exciting new Brisbane Open House event
Join Geoffrey Robertson QC for a fascinating evening at QPAC
2 stunning nights of live Australian music, DJs, bars and themed pop-up experiences
EDITOR'S PICK

Mary Poppins

Seen by tens of millions of people worldwide is this magical stage adaptation of the wonderful stories by Queensland-born author PL Travers
Mary Poppins
MUST DO

MAHO Magic Bar

Taking you into a neon-lit ‘Tokyo’ night for an unforgettable evening of mischief, mayhem, cocktails and laughter
MAHO Magic Bar
MUST GO

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival 2022

South East Queensland’s biggest foodie celebration is back with its biggest, best and tastiest program yet for 3 huge food-filled days
Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
ESCAPE

Destination Bundaberg

Take time out to visit and explore charming Bundaberg, the town the turtles call home and start of the Great Barrier Reef
Destination Bundaberg
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to Do Aug 12-14

From a mega vinyl record party & giant mirror maze, to a secret new Japanese restaurant * rum distillery, some top things to do this weekend
This Weekend Aug 12-14
COMING UP

What's on in September in & near Brisbane

From Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, a mega mirror maze, monster jumping castle and wizard-themed boat cruse, some top things to do
What's on in September 2022
MUST VISIT

Kaleidoscope by Keith Courtney

The mesmerising symphony of light and sound staged in a breath-taking mirror maze has landed in Brisbane
Kaleidoscope by Keith Courtney
Jimeoin LIVE coming to QPAC!
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT