Brisbane Hinterland National Park Activities

Wondering what to do in Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland? There’s plenty of rural and forested areas to explore hiking, mountain biking, 4WDing, and horse riding, and numerous rock pools, lakes and rivers perfect for swimming and water sporting.

Let’s take a look at what awaits you when venturing for adventure into the North Brisbane hinterland.

Hiking, Horse Riding and Mountain Biking

Hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking are all great ways to explore the national parks of the Moreton Bay Region. The natural escapes offer a wide range of walking trails for bushwalkers of all abilities and certain forest trails permit all 3 activities. Check out:

Visit the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing for more ideas on what to do in Moreton Bay Region’s North Brisbane hinterland, and to obtain horse riding maps and information for our National Parks and State Forest Parks. Consult the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s map of Samford Valley Rail Trail for Samford horse trails.

Rocky Hole, Mt Mee

The watery oasis of Rocky Hole is a ‘must-do’ item on the Moreton Bay Region bucket list! Relax and refresh beside the waterfall or cool off in the picturesque swimming hole etched into the natural contours of Mount Mee’s granite filled gullies surrounded by open eucalyptus forest.

North Brisbane Hinterland Bunya Crossing Reserve Swimming Hole

Backing onto the beautiful Bunyaville State Forest Park, the Bunyaville swimming hole caters for all ages, with various activities permitted including swimming, kayaking and fishing.


Get back to basics and enjoy bush camping in D’Aguilar National Park. Campers can stay at Neurum Creek Campgrounds or the more remote Archer campgrounds (four-wheel-drive access only).

Camping permits are required.


Bellthorpe National Park, a short drive from Woodford boasts some of the best local 4WD tracks through beautiful eucalypt and rainforest areas, as well as offering some great bush walking opportunities.

You can access the park from 3 primary entry points throughout the region. The shared trails can take you from Bellthorpe Range Road to Stony Creek and other nearby areas.

Other National Park Activities near Brisbane you can enjoy:

Bribie Island National Park

Moreton Bay Marine Park

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.