Take the family on an adventure through the stunning subtropical rainforest at Maiala (located at Mt Glorious, part of the D'Aguilar National Park). The Rainforest Circuit is an easy 2km walk that is sure to delight walkers of all ages.
Visitors will walk past magnificent strangler figs, ferns, palms, fungi and climbing lianas. The dirt trail is well maintained and incorporates several wooden boardwalks over creek beds. These creek beds are usually quite dry unless it has recently rained. Bird cries can be heard throughout the forest and observant visitors may spot some local wildlife.
There are two forks in the trail at the beginning of the Rainforest Circuit. The path to the right is recommended for families with less capable walkers (walking the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction allows visitors to descend both the set of stairs and small sections with slope). Alternatively, the track to the left is most suitable for families with prams. Please note that only the first 700m in this direction is pram-accessible. Upon reaching a bitumen road, pram users will need to return along the same trail.
There are some sections of the trail with limited sunlight. Take the opportunity to explain and prepare children for this prior to the walk.
Read and discuss the information boards located at the entrance. In particular, the “Spy Challenge” encourages visitors to look for specific clues that may indicate wildlife activity.
Extend your outing by enjoying the beautiful picnic area at Maiala. Toilets, barbeques and parking are provided for convenience.
Small section of concrete pathway at the beginning of the trail.
Maiala, D'Aguilar National Park, Mount Glorious Rd, Mount Glorious QLD 4520, Australia