Toohey Forest Conservation Park

Quick Overview:

With its calm and peaceful ambience, spectacular views, winding walking and bike tracks, plethora of wildlife and various picnic areas, Toohey Forest Conservation Park is a great place to come for a picnic, to get some exercise, or even just a quiet stroll amongst the trees to clear your head.

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What Is It?

Toohey Forest Conservation Park is a beautiful 260 hectare eucalyptus forest surrounded by suburbia, located just 10km from the Brisbane CBD. In addition to the  stunning views of the city, various picnic areas and plethora of native wildlife, Toohey Forest Conservation Park provides a spectacular example of the plant life that once covered Brisbane.

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Almost all of the lands that make up Toohey Forest Conservation Park were originally selected in 1872 by  James Toohey, an irishman made wealthy in the California gold rush who eventually became one of Brisbane’s largest landowners. Brisbane City Council gradually acquired the lands after 1945.

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With its calm and peaceful ambience, various walking tracks, bike tracks, lookouts and picnic areas, Toohey Forest Conservation Park is a great place to come for a picnic, to get some exercise, or even just a quiet stroll amongst the trees to clear your head.

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How Long Does It Take?

The shortest walking track at Toohey Forest Conservation Park, Sandstone Circuit, is a 1km walk that begins at the Toohey picnic area and winds up the sandstone hill, where a side track leads up to a lookout from which you will see Taragindi and Salisbury. We recommend allowing at least 30 minutes to complete the Sandstone Circuit.

However with its many other various walking tracks, bike tracks, picnic areas and lookouts, we recommend allowing at least 4-5 hours to see everything that Toohey Forest Conservation Park has to offer.

How Do I Get There?

Toohey Forest Conservation Park is located in Nathan, a short 15 minute drive from Brisbane CBD. For more information see the map below:

What Should I Bring?

We recommend bringing plenty of drinking water, a picnic lunch, good ankle supporting footwear, long sleeve clothing and some sunscreen. We also recommend bringing your bike and helmet! Dogs on a lead are also permitted.

Can I Bring My Dog? 

According to the Brisbane City Council website dogs are allowed provided they are kept on their leash at all times 

What Do You Think?

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