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The Gantry

Moreton Bay

D'Aguilar National Park (Mount Mee)


Distance (kms):

0.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

1 m

Max. elevation (m):

554 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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An historic remnant of a disused sawmill, located at a beautiful picnic area, representing the starting point for numerous bushwalks and scenic 4WD tracks.

This heavily trafficked location is found at the end of Sellin Road in Mount Mee.

The Gantry is the historic remnant of an old sawmill originally constructed in the 1950’s, with the skeletal remains of the shed still comprising parts of the old gantry system, such as a crane, hoists and trolley.

The location is a popular picnic spot, with a wide, open grassy area surrounded by eucalypt forest, as well as toilets, BBQs and covered seating areas.

The Gantry is also the starting point for many other activities in the park, including a range of bushwalks (such as the short 1 km Piccabeen Walk, or the half-day 13 km Sommerset Trail) and scenic 4WD tracks (Mount Mee Forest Drive and Western Escarpment Forest Drive).

Better yet, unlike most other locations in this section of the park, The Gantry is accessible by two-wheel-drive vehicles.

Track: There is no trail for this walk. Instead, drive up to the car park and walk across the grassy area to the very obvious Gantry.

Difficulty: Suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The Gantry is located at the car park at the end of Sellin Road in Mount Mee, 1.25 hours drive northwest of Brisbane.

Parking is ample, but the location gets extremely busy on weekends and public holidays.

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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