Starting from Thornbill Drive, Greenbank, this walk takes you to the summit of Spring Mountain and back via the Water Tower Track and Spring Mountain Trail. The 360 views over Queensland hinterland are nothing but green towards the horizon, as the dense forests cover the hills and mountains like a blanket. Don’t miss out on the small rock cave as you’re making your way through the woodland. There are plenty of wildlife along with some bird species, which you can hear throughout the track. Keep in mind that there is some rock scrambling involved near the peak. Take plenty of water and snacks. 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.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Springfield Greenbank Arterial and drive for another 2.7 km
Turn sharp right onto Ironbark Track and drive for another 4 km
Turn sharp left and drive for another 185 m
Turn sharp left onto Honeyeater Drive and drive for another 450 m
Turn right onto Thornbill Drive and drive for another 1.5 km
Turn right and drive for another 2 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Thornbill Drive(115 metres northwest of intersection with Platypus Drive), head towards the gray metal gate next to the brown “Spring Mountain Forest Park” sign. Head around the gate and follow the concrete road gently uphill as it veers right. After about 115 metres from the gate, veer right and join the Water Tower Track. Pass by the said water tower to your left to continue along Spring Mountain Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Water Tower Track & Wedgetail Track) continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track (a vehicle track).
After another 650 m continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Yahoo & Water Tower Track) continue straight.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 195 m turn left.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 315 m veer left.
After another 430 m veer left.
After another 230 m turn right.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 370 m continue straight.
After another 350 m turn sharp right.
After another 500 m continue straight.
After another 225 m continue straight, to head along Spring Mountain Trail.
After another 850 m continue straight.
(Spring Mountain) Continue another 120 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.9 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
3 h 30 min to 5 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)