Rocks Riverside to Pioneer Belz

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

30 min to 1 h
1 h 30 min to 3 h

6.2 km
return

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Easy track
Starting from the car park of Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, this return walk takes you to Pioneer Belz Park along the Brisbane River, passing through several scenic parks and playgrounds along the way. Expect a peaceful riverside stroll on a flat & paved track while you admire the urban and natural views as you go through different sections and parks. The walk is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly as well. Featuring plenty of picnic tables and BBQs along with the 8000 square metre open grass area called the ‘Great Lawn’, this walk can make for a great family trip. You may also spot a frilled-neck lizard if you’re lucky. Remember to pack heaps of food and enjoy a serene picnic by the water. 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 (-27.5428448,152.9595779)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Centenary Highway, M5
  • Turn on to then drive for 315 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 55 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Seventeen Mile Rocks Road and drive for another 1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Counihan Road and drive for another 280 m
  • Turn right onto Rocks Riverside Park and drive for another 400 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the southern end of the car park of Rocks Riverside Park(165 metres northeast of Riverlife Baptist Church), pass through the bollard and turn left to join the paved walking track, keeping the car park to your left. Follow the said track as you pass by sheltered playgrounds and the community garden to your left. Turn left before the wharf, and turn left shortly after to make your way towards the Great Lawn. Pass by the said lawn to your left and move parallel to the river(to your right) to continue along Rocks Riverside to Pioneer Belz Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the shelter at the start.
Continue straight.
After another 60 m pass the playground (15 m on your left).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to a nearby viewpoint via the Zig Zag Track. Keep in mid that this track may not be wheelchair accessible. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (9 m on your right).
After another 75 m turn left.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the picnic table (15 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (20 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 45 m pass the shelter (8 m on your right).
After another 8 m pass the picnic table (15 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the water tap (20 m on your left).
After another 260 m pass a seat (10 m on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 40 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 205 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 120 m pass the BBQ (6 m on your right).
Then pass the shelter (15 m on your right).
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your left).
After another 45 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 255 m veer right.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 120 m pass the playground (45 m on your left).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 370 m continue straight.
After another 335 m veer right.
After another 205 m pass the playground (7 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the shelter (25 m on your left).
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the water tap (20 m on your left).
After another 40 m head into the "Pioneer Belz Park".
Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.1 km to get back to the start.

This optional side trip takes you to a nearby viewpoint via the Zig Zag Track. Keep in mid that this track may not be wheelchair accessible.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Zig Zag Track.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 135 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Rocks Riverside to Pioneer Belz


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 6.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 4 on route, on average they are 1.2 km apart with the largest gap of 3.2 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 5.8 km.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 1.5 km apart with the largest gap of 5.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
105 m[shelter]
Toilet
140 m[toilet]
Toilet
370 m[toilet]
Shelter
670 m[shelter]
Shelter
1.2 km[shelter]
Shelter
3 km[shelter]
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