What is BFP?

Brisbane Forest Park

BFP covers a large area of forestry and a huge amount of trails. Brisbane Forest Park and its surrounding ranges, Clear Mountain Forest Reserve, Bunyaville Forest Reserve, Samford Forest Reserve consisting of 26,500ha enclosing some 16 separate recreation areas. These parks are a must for bushwalkers and mountain bike riders. Area’s such as Bunyaville State Forest and Ironbark on the nth western side of the city are included as well Camp Mt and far up the range to Mt Glorious and beyond. It stretches right down towards Wivenhoe Dam and Lake Manchester. Even Gap Creek and Mt Coot-tha are officially part of BFP even though they are managed by the BCC instead of QPWS.

Guided tours and talks
The Connect with Nature program offers a range of nature-based activities and events every season for adults, children and families in and around parks and forests throughout Brisbane, Western Scenic Rim and Gold Coast and hinterland.

The Connect with Nature schools program features environmental education activities run in D’Aguilar National Park. The program is designed to suit the school curriculum and gives students the opportunity to experience Queensland’s natural environment and cultural heritage through ranger-guided activities.

Horse and mountain bike riding
A leisurely ride through the park on horseback or bicycle is a great way to experience the wonders of the bush. There is a network of forest trails throughout the park for horse and mountain bike riding. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, or an organised group activity and/or competitive event.

Horse and mountain bike riding is fun provided you stay safe.

Mountain bike riding
Mountain bike riding is permitted on specified forest trails in the south D’Aguilar section of D’Aguilar National Park. Bicycles are not permitted on designated walking tracks or forest drives in Mount Mee as this area is set aside for motorised vehicle-based recreation.

A high level of fitness and sound navigational skills are required to ride in D’Aguilar National Park. You will need to carry a map if you are a new rider to the area as there are hundreds of kilometres of trails.

Designated mountain bike and other multiple-use forest trails can also be found in Bunyaville Conservation Park and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Sections of Mt Coot-tha Forest, managed by Brisbane City Council, also have mountain bike and multiple-use trails. A mountain bike trail map is available for Mt Coot-tha Forest at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.