Upper Mudgeeraba Conservation Area

Kids playing cricket in a park

Upper Mudgeeraba Conservation Area is approximately 247 hectares in size. This wildlife refuge supports a diverse variety of native flora. It provides a range of habitat types for local, nomadic and migratory fauna species. There are records of many rare and threatened plants and animals here.

The eucalypt forests provide important habitat for the vulnerable glossy black-cockatoo and koala. A patch of endangered Blackbutt open forest is protected in the northern area of the reserve.

Our restoration teams are working throughout the reserve to reduce exotic flora species. This will further enhance the biodiversity and natural environment.

Experienced bushwalkers can enjoy the steep terrain trails through Spotted Gum and Stringybark dominated open forests on the ridgetops. The trails transition into wet sclerophyll forest and sub-tropical rainforest further downslope.

Main access is via Saunders Drive, Bonogin and between 31 and 36 Baraka Court, Mudgeeraba. Toilets are not available and telephone service is limited.

Before going bushwalking, tell somebody where you are going and what time you expect to return. Keep safe and help protect our cultural and natural heritage. Stay on existing trails outlined on the map below.

Note: Dogs must be walked on a leash unless otherwise stated and are prohibited in all children's playground areas.

Upper Mudgeeraba Conservation Area trail map

Terrain map(PDF, 341KB)

Dog exercise areas

City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.

Find an off leash exercise area


Upper Mudgeeraba Conservation Area, 151 Glenmore Drive, Bonogin 4213  
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