Exciting new Maiala day use area
This weekend one of Brisbane’s most popular national park visitor sites will reopen following a major facilities upgrade as part of the Palaszczuk Governments $45 million Revitalising National Parks initiative.
The Maiala day use area at Mt Glorious, part of the D’Aguilar National Park is a popular destination for many Queenslanders who enjoy picnics, grassy open spaces and easy access rainforest walks.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said that the Government was delighted to be reopening the popular day use area.
“Queenslanders really treasure this popular park especially for rainforest walks and picnics.” Ms Boyd said
“That’s why we have invested in upgrading the sites facilities, including the access paths within the site, visitor shelters, electric barbeques, picnic settings and signage, to ensure visitors can continue to enjoy our beautiful national park.
“The new shelter, built at the top of the site, remains faithful to the design and construction of the old shelter which stood for many years.
“Importantly the new paths and upgraded shelter provide disability access,” Ms Boyd said.
“I want to thank the members of our community who have spoken up in support of this beautiful space.”
Maiala was the first area on the D'Aguilar Range to become a national park, and now forms part of the 39,000-hectare D’Aguilar National Park, which extends north for about 25 kilometres from the Brisbane suburb of the Gap. In the early 1900’s, a flourishing sawmill stood on this site, and some of the machinery and remnant hoop-pine plantation still remains.
Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said that the local community celebrated significant milestones at the old shelter and that this new facility would become a popular venue for similar celebrations for years to come.
“The Maiala site is rich in history, and with its much-loved picnic area, range of facilities and easy access to walks, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy,” Minister Enoch said.
“The Rainforest circuit, Cypress Grove track, Western Window track, Greenes Falls track and Westside track are all accessible from the Maiala site.”
From June 1, staged repairs to various areas and walking tracks will continue, so for more details visit https://www.des.qld.gov.au.