White Rock Ridge Circuit

2 h to 4 h

6.4 km
circuit

↑ 149 m
↓ -148 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, Redbank Plains, this walk takes you on a circuit in White Rock Conservation Park, visiting the White Rock itself, Bluff Lookout and some caves along the Ridge Track. The views over Springfield towards the skyscrapers of Brisbane are well worth the effort on their own. But you’ll get much more than that as you explore the open eucalypt forest along the ridge, visiting some interesting rock caves and doing a little bit of fun rock scrambling. A great hike for beginners and kids to get acquainted with climbing, the track also features plenty of scenic rest/picnic spots. Enjoy the peaceful stroll in nature as you observe different species of butterflies along the way. The White Rock is of significant importance to the Ugarapul Aboriginal People, so please refrain yourself from climbing to the summit out of respect. Remember to wear grippy shoes and take lots of water with you. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of White Rock Conservation Park & Six Mile Creek Track (-27.6769969,152.8492952)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Centenary Highway, A5
  • Turn on to then drive for 490 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 and drive for another 160 m
  • Continue onto Mount Juillerat Drive and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Creekstone Avenue and drive for another 335 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Watercress Boulevard and drive for another 450 m
  • Turn right onto School Road and drive for another 600 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Norton Sands Drive and drive for another 165 m
  • Turn left onto White Rock Drive and drive for another 110 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto White Rock Drive and drive for another 620 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park near Paper Flats Picnic Area, head towards the low white metal gate along the concrete path. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the well-formed trail(Six Mile Creek Track) as you pass by a sheltered picnic table to your right. About 245 metres in, veer right and join the Bluff Lookout Circuit. After visiting Bluff Lookout, veer right and rejoin the main trail. Follow the trail as you keep the creek to your right for about 690 metres, then turn left and move directly away from the creek. After about 35 metres, turn right and join the White Rock Multi-Use trail to continue along White Rock Ridge Circuit(counterclockwise). This is the encouraged direction of travel.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of White Rock Conservation Park & Six Mile Creek Track Start heading along Six Mile Creek Track (a vehicle track).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 40 m pass the shelter (10 m on your left).
After another 7 m to find the toilet.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Six Mile Creek Boardwalk & Six Mile Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Six Mile Creek Boardwalk.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 65 m long)
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Bluff Lookout Circuit & Six Mile Creek Boardwalk) turn right, to head along Bluff Lookout Circuit (a footpath).
After another 55 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
After another 25 m come to the "Bluff Lookout" (on your left).
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Six Mile Creek Boardwalk & Bluff Lookout Circuit) veer right, to head along Six Mile Creek Boardwalk (a vehicle track).
After another 50 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Six Mile Creek Track & Six Mile Creek Boardwalk) turn right, to head along Six Mile Creek Track.
After another 280 m (at the intersection of White Rock Multi User Trail & Six Mile Creek Track) continue straight, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 420 m turn left, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 40 m veer right, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Spring Mountain Trail & White Rock Multi User Trail) turn left, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of White Rock Multi User Trail & White Rock Hiking Track) turn left, to head along White Rock Hiking Track (a walking track).
After another 25 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. The side trip to White Rock. Please refrain yourself from climbing to the summit out of respect to the Ugarapul Aboriginal People. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 250 m (at the intersection of White Rock Hiking Track & White Rock Ridge Track) turn left, to head along White Rock Ridge Track.
After another 20 m pass the "White Rock" (90 m on your right).
After another 1.6 km veer left.
After another 105 m turn right, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 40 m turn right, to head along White Rock Multi User Trail.
After another 420 m (at the intersection of Little White Rock Track & White Rock Multi User Trail) continue straight, to head along Six Mile Creek Track.
After another 280 m (at the intersection of Six Mile Creek Track & Six Mile Creek Boardwalk) continue straight, to head along Six Mile Creek Track.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Six Mile Creek Track & Six Mile Creek Boardwalk) continue straight, to head along Six Mile Creek Track.
After another 245 m come to the end.

The side trip to White Rock. Please refrain yourself from climbing to the summit out of respect to the Ugarapul Aboriginal People.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of White Rock Ridge Track & White Rock Hiking Track Start heading along White Rock Hiking Track (a walking track).
After 155 m pass the "White Rock" (10 m on your right).
At the intersection of White Rock Trail & White Rock Hiking Track turn sharp right, to head along White Rock Trail.
After another 15 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 25 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 180 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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White Rock Ridge Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.4 km
Time 2 h to 4 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 50 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 6 km.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.3 km apart with the largest gap of 3.3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
50 m[shelter]
Toilet
60 m[toilet]
Toilet
450 m[toilet]
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