Redwood Park

Redwood Park can be accessed from the Warrego Highway, at the foot of the Range descent. Turn left just past the 100 km sign on the last down section of the Range highway. The upper area of the park can be reached from Prince Henry Drive.

The park is 250 hectares in size and contains a significant area of endangered dry rain forest, Regional Ecosystem 12.8.21 (semi-evergreen vine thicket). This is a known habitat for several endangered species including the Black-breasted Button-quail (Turnix melanogaster) and the endangered orchid Sarchocilus weinthalii. Redwood Park also hosts a few specimens of the endangered Callitris baileyi (Bailey’s Cyprus) which is one of a small number of genera of ancient Gondwanan conifers still surviving. Observations of birds in the park are recorded in eBird. iNaturalist has records of flora and fauna observed in the park.

Between 2019 and 2022 a major environmental campaign was to “Save Redwood Park” from the introduction of mountain bike trails which would have dissected the habitats and breeding needs of endangered bird and animal species. The campaign was led by a committee of people from FEP, Toowoomba Field Naturalists, Lockyer Upper Catchments Inc., Toowoomba Bird Observers, Birdlife Southern Qld, and members of the public. Darling Downs Environment Council was the facilitating body.

Important documents from the campaign include a booklet developed to inform Toowoomba Regional Council about the need to preserve the park, a brief document about the threats to the integrity of the park, and a piece about the decision of Council.

The 2023 Park Report provides details of the work carried out in the previous year on this important habitat.

Volunteers meet in Redwood Park every Monday and Thursday: Summer: 7 am – 9:30 am; Autumn & Spring: 7:30 am – 10:30 am; Winter: 8 am – 10:30 am. Please contact Hugh on 04 1874 8282 or