Maiala, Mt Glorious

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Mount Glorious in Queensland is a mountain which is part of the D'Aguilar Range and is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region roughly 30 km north west of Brisbane.

Five blocks on the mountain were made available early in the 20th century, with the first block being bought by James O'Hara in 1903.

The forest that surrounds the mountain village is part of Brisbane Forest Park and the D'Aguilar National Park. Other mountains in the D'Aguilar Range include Mount Nebo, Mount Pleasant and Mount Mee. The peak is approximately 599 m above sea level.

[top]Getting there

The picnic ground is approximately one kilometer north of the Mt Glorious township along the Mt Glorious Road

[top]When to go

Any time of the year


Toilets, picnic tables, barbeques and untreated water. There is a large grassy cleared area.

[top]Key species

The main picnic area holds a number of species including quite tame Wonga Pigeon, Satin Bowerbird, Noisy Pitta, Green Catbird and numerous other smaller species, and the photographer can hope to get some good shots. The nearby walks are good for a number of other rainforest species including White-headed Pigeon, Topknot Pigeon, Spectacled Monarch, Pale Yellow Robin, Logrunner, Regent Bowerbird, Large-billed Gerygone and many others.

The Maiala Rainforest Teahouse and Restaurant at 1850 Mt Glorious Rd has a number of bird feeders and water in the garden behind the coffee shop and this attracts many birds including Wonga Pigeon, King Parrot, Satin Bowerbird and various honeyeaters and small birds into the garden - sounds like a great spot to take your camera!

Mt Glorious also home to the Sooty Owl. This awesome and generally very scarce bird frequents the area. Marbled Frogmouth are also a chance.


[top]Maps & GPS


Rainforest species that can be seen at Mt Glorious include

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Sooty Owl

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Wonga Pigeon

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Emerald Dove

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Woompoo Fruit Dove
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