Barolin Nature Reserve

Parks and Gardens

Calling all nature lovers! With more than 300 hectares of lush grassy bushland, you’ll want to ensure you have your binoculars in hand when exploring the lush flora and fauna of Barolin Nature Reserve. Situated just a stone’s throw from Bargara, this abundant reserve will have you testing your knowledge of our backyard’s Botanics and wildlife. Home to more than 120 species of native plants and over 135 species of wildlife, be sure to keep an eye out for Sacred Kingfisher birds, Rose Crowned Fruit Dove and Grey Fantail that call this piece of paradise home.

Fun fact: Did you know Barolin Reserve is home to the largest vegetation for Silver-leaved Paperbark trees in South East Queensland? You can also find one of the rarest plants in the world known as the Clausena Smyrelliana, hidden among the lush bushlands

Distance: Up to 5km one way

Access points:

Bargara Road near the Bargara State School.

End of Davidson St – best access point to see the rainforest and paperbark trees.

From Mon Repos Road to explore the north-west section of the Reserve.

Turtle Trail intersections (2 entrances)

What to bring? Water bottle, mobile phone, insect repellent, and binoculars for birdwatching.

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