Giwadha Circuit Track

30 min to 45 min

1.8 km
circuit

↑ 43 m
↓ -44 m

Moderate track
Starting from Trouts Road, Chermside West, this walk takes you on a circuit along the Giwadha Track, crossing Little Cabbage Tree Creek along the way. Expect a peaceful, undemanding walk that feels remote even though it’s so close to the suburbs. You’ll be walking along a gravel path, with tons of wildflowers and interesting flora surrounding you. Keep an eye out for the eye-catching Grass Trees and the occasional wallaby. Take the side trip to the summit of Spider Hill and enjoy the easterly view, which can be exceptional at sunset/sunrise. 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 Giwadha Track & Trouts Road (-27.3802101,153.0005899)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Old Northern Road
  • Turn on to Old Northern Road then drive for 340 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Beckett Road, 40 and drive for another 880 m
  • Turn right onto Hamilton Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Trouts Road and drive for another 115 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Trouts Road(110 metres north of intersection with Hamilton Road), head towards the yellow metal gate along the pavement.Pass through the same-coloured bike barrier next to the gate, and pass by the signpost to your right as you move directly away from the road. Cross the creek using the bridge, then turn left at the T intersection to continue along Giwadha Circuit Track(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Giwadha Track & Trouts Road Start heading along Giwadha Track (a footpath).
Find the car park at the start.
After 7 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 10 m pass the shelter (5 m on your right).
Veer right, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
Turn left, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Giwadha Track & Management Trail S1) continue straight, to head along Giwadha Track.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Paramount Circuit, McDowall. Details below.
After another 610 m turn right, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 165 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 280 m (at the intersection of Management Trail W1 & Giwadha Track) veer left, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Management Trail S2 & Giwadha Track) turn right, to head along Giwadha Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Spider Hill Lookout, where you can get exceptional sunset/sunrise views as mentioned in the description. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Giwadha Track & Grass Tree Trail) continue straight, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Management Trail S1 & Giwadha Track) veer left, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 105 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 100 m turn left, to head along Giwadha Track.
Then cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 25 m veer left, to head along Giwadha Track.
After another 10 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Paramount Circuit, McDowall.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Giwadha Track.
After 60 m head through/around the gate.
Veer right.
After another 45 m pass the water tap (on your right).
After another 20 m pass the playground (on your left).
A seat.
The end.

This little side trip takes you to the Spider Hill Lookout, where you can get exceptional sunset/sunrise views as mentioned in the description.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Grass Tree Trail & Giwadha Track Start heading along Grass Tree Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Grass Tree Trail & Management Trail S2) turn right, to head along Grass Tree Trail.
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 15 m come to "Spider Hill".
"Spider Hill".
Continue another 0 m to find Spider Hill at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Giwadha Circuit Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.8 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 40 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 880 m (plus an extra 150 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
40 m[shelter]
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