Maiala is part of D’Aguilar National Park, situated inside Brisbane Forest Park. There are two very scenic routes to Maiala. You can travel via the Gap onto Waterworks Road and through the villages of Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. Maiala is situated just outside the village of Mount Glorious.
The second route comes through Samford and is very steep at places. This curvaceous road is a favourite amongst motorcyclists.
Maiala offers a grassed picnic area with wood barbeques, picnic tables and toilets. The picnic area used to be a flourishing sawmill site. Maiala is a Kamilaroi word which means quiet place. The Kamilaroi was the first known inhabitants of this area.
There are a few walkways to explore the rainforest. The longest walkway being the 4.3km return trail to Greene’s Falls. If you don’t feel energetic, you can tackle Cypress Grove which is a 2.5km circuit or the Rainforest circuit which is 1.9km. All the walks are easy.