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Piccabeen Walk

Moreton Bay

D'Aguilar National Park (Mount Mee)


Distance (kms):

0.9 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

16 m

Max. elevation (m):

564 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short walk that is perfect for families through open eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest to a boardwalk under the shade of piccabeen palms. 

This lightly trafficked, well-marked trail starts at near the information sign across the road from the entry to The Gantry, on Sellin Road in Mount Mee.

This easy circuit is located in the Mount Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park’s and is perfect for families with young children.

Wander along this trail through lovely rainforest and discover a lush grove of piccabeen palms, as well as some remnants of the logging history in this area, including tree stumps and stumps with footholds.

Follow the trail and boardwalk through a the forest and, in summer and autumn, look for Australian king parrots as they feed on the red berries hanging from the piccabeen palms.

Note that this track intersects with the much longer Somerset Trail. Ensure you keep right at each junction to follow signs for the Piccabeen walk, or back to the car park.

Track: A mix of asphalt paths and wooden boardwalks, the track is well-signed and relatively easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is wheelchair accessible. 

Direction: The loop track can be completed in any direction, however it is recommended to complete the walk clockwise. 

getting there

The trail starts from behind the information sign (across the road from the entry to The Gantry), on Sellin Road in Mount Mee, 1.5 hours drive northwest of Brisbane. 

Parking is available at The Gantry or beside the road near the trailhead, and is ample for how trafficked the walk is, however The Gantry is an extremely popular location on weekends and public holidays and the car park can fill up.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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