Mount Mee Forest Reserve
The Mount Mee area has much to offer visitors. Vehicles are permitted on many unsealed roads through the forest and there are a number of forest drives of varying degrees of difficulty. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Short- and middle-distance walking tracks take visitors through the lovely varied environments, some of which offer picturesque views from lookouts, and there are also designated forest trails for horseriding.
The 90-minute drive to Mount Mee from Brisbane meanders through the townships of Samford and Dayboro. Follow Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and turn into Sellin Road, which leads to the park entrance.
The northern section of the park is also accessible from Dayboro and Woodford. Please note that the majority of these roads are unsealed and only The Gantry day-use area is accessible via sealed road. These roads are often difficult to navigate in wet conditions and may be closed to vehicle access after heavy rain.
Vehicles are permitted on all forest drives and unsealed roads in the Mount Mee section unless otherwise signed. Some roads and trails are designated non-motorised areas in the interest of visitor safety. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are advised for all unsealed roads in Mount Mee. Vehicle permits are not required, except for group or commercial activities. All vehicles must be registered and driven by licensed drivers.
Walking, Hiking & Day Trips
This huge expanse of rainforest and eucalypt forest offers picnicking visitors clear creeks and scenic lookouts. Inspect the remains of the antique sawmill in the Gantry day-use area. Take the Piccabeen Palm walk to learn about the areas forest and its logging history. (Visitors in wheelchairs can access this walk with assistance).
Fit walkers can hike the Somerset trail to enjoy views of Somerset and Wivenhoe lakes. Campers can stay at Neurum Creek or the more remote Archer camping area (four wheel drive access only). A permit is required for four-wheel-driving on a number of restricted access roads.
1-hour, 20-minute drive from Walkabout Creek. Travel on a sealed road for 150 m from the park entrance on Mount Mee Road to The Gantry, the closest Mount Mee day-use area to Brisbane. The Gantry shelter is a legacy of the sawmill that operated here until 1981.
30-minute drive from The Gantry Enjoy spectacular views over the Great Dividing Range, Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoes headwaters. The lookout can be accessed on foot by walking along the Somerset trail, or by four-wheel-drive vehicles along the Western escarpment forest drive.
Falls lookout and Bulls Falls
5-minute drive from The Gantry. Falls lookout can be reached by a formed, unsealed gravel road. A 400 m walk to a viewing platform overlooks the northern side of DAguilar Range and the picturesque Neurum Valley. Walk a further 80 m to Bulls Falls, offering beautiful views of sheltered rainforest pools and rocky crags.
25-minute drive from The Gantry. Surrounded by open eucalypt forest, this site features a rock pool and is popular during summer. Access is along an unsealed, formed gravel road. For your safety, do not jump or dive into the waterhole.
40-minute drive from The Gantry. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue lunch at this small day-use area near a large waterhole. For your safety, do not jump or dive into the waterhole.
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