Dalrymple Circuit, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

Dalrymple Circuit is a beautiful little bushwalk, adjacent to Manna Gum camping area, that follows Dalrymple Creek. Strategically placed seating, with views of the creek, makes this is a track to pause and reflect as you go.

Location: End of Forestry Reserve Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane)

Walking Distance: 1.2km

Elevation: Negligible

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required for bushwalking. Fees apply to camping.

Opening Times: only closed occasionally for maintenance or natural disaster.

Facilities: 2 National Park managed camping grounds, toilets (at Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas), picnic area, information board (near Poplar Flat camping area), 8 different walking tracks.

What to take: Water, camera, insect repellant.


Taking the path clockwise, the first half of the circuit follows Dalrymple Creek. Boardwalks and viewing platforms make this a very relaxed and easy bushwalk.

After rain this creek would be spectacular, however rain would make the adjoining Cascades Circuit very tricky to navigate; as it involves numerous creek crossings.

Dalrymple Circuit is ideal for families with little people, with opportunities to explore and try out rock hopping.

The last quarter of the circuit is a shared trail, designed to accommodate vehicles.

Dalrymple Circuit is a lovely warmup the the adjoining 6.5km Cascades Circuit – the prettiest track in the Goomburra Section of Main Range National Park.

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