Bellbird is a town and locality in the City of Cessnock in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. In 1990 a memorial was built to remember the 21 deaths from 1923 Bellbird Mining Disaster.
Bellbird Scenic Drive Tilba
Turn off the Princes Highway 20 kilometres south of Narooma onto Corkhill Road for the Bellbird Scenic Drive. The drive begins at the village of Tilba Tilba. Here you can visit the wonderful Foxglove Spire Gardens and specialty shops.
Continue along this road that will bring you to the historic village of Central Tilba. Take a stroll through the village and its shops. From here, the road continues, sealed and unsealed, through farms and bush country. Follow this road to the Old Highway and turn right. Further along this road is Tilba Valley Winery which offers tasting of their great selection, lunch and cellar door sales.
To conclude the Bellbird Scenic Drive continue on the Old Highway until you reach the foot of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary), where the bellbirds’ song echoes through the serene bush. From here return to Narooma via the Princes Highway.
With ample space to cater for large groups, Bellbird Grove is a wonderful place to relax with family and friends over a lazy picnic or barbecue.
Play Frisbee and kick a ball in the open, grassy space, or take a bushland stroll on the Turrbal circuit or Golden Boulder track. You can access the park’s mountain-bike rides from beside a locked gate, 20m east of the entry to the Turrbal circuit.
Keep your eyes peeled for wonga pigeons, whipbirds, sulphur-crested cockatoos and pale-headed rosellas. If you’re lucky you might spot a wedge-tailed eagle soaring high above.
Getting there and getting around
Bellbird Grove is in the South D’Aguilar section of D’Aguilar National Park, about 16km from Brisbane’s city centre.
Access roads are sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicle.
- From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
- Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 4km then turn into Bellbird Grove Road.
- Continue 1.6km drive until you reach the day-use area car park.
Shelter shed, picnic tables and toilets are wheelchair accessible. A Grade 1 path links the car park, shelter, toilets and multiple picnic table sites (some under cover). Assistance may be required.
Before you visit
Bellbird Grove is open 24 hours a day
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting D’Aguilar National Park safely.