Starting from the Maiala Picnic Area off Mt. Glorious Road, Mount Glorious, this walk takes you on a circuit in the dense rainforest of D’aguilar National Park via the Rainforest Circuit track. You’ll truly feel like this gorgeous rainforest is awake and breathing. Pay attention to the distinct tunes of the eastern whipbirds, the creepy-looking strangler figs, and the pademelons running around with tiny babies in their pouches as you’re strolling around. Under rainfall, you may find it surprisingly soothing, rather than unpleasant. With the dense canopy partially protecting you from getting wet, close your eyes and listen to the raindrops hitting the leaves and trees. Considering the undulating track and the amenities provided in the picnic area, this can make for a great family trip. Although keep in mind that you may run into snakes in the rainforest, so keep your kids close. Come early on a quiet day to avoid the crowd and have a better experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Samford Road, 22 then drive for 13.7 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Glorious Road, 9 and drive for another 15.7 km
Turn right onto Mount Glorious Road, 31, 9 and drive for another 3.3 km
Turn right and drive for another 165 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of the Maiala Picnic Area car park, head towards the low metal gate located along the bollard along the concrete path. Veer right near the gate to head along the narrow walking track near the tree at the end of the bollard. Follow the said track as it leads you into the woodland, and pass by a green “Rainforest Circuit” sign to your right. About 180 metres in(from the gate), veer left as you pass by a green directional signpost(to your right) to continue along Maiala Rainforest Circuit(clockwise).....
Directions & comments
There is a shelter (about 115 m back from the start).
Then pass the toilet (100 m on your left).
After another 770 m (at the intersection of Browns Road & Rainforest Circuit) turn right, to head along Rainforest Circuit.
After another 1 km come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Maiala Rainforest Circuit
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)