Starting from Bellbird Grove Road, Enoggera Reservoir, this circuit walk visits the historical mines of Bellbird Grove that date back to the 1860s, providing information about the area through signposts spread along the track. You’ll be exploring the dense lively forest as you go back more than 150 years, visiting the various gold mines in the area. Keep an eye out for sulphur-crested cockatoos and eastern whipbirds in the canopy. If you’re here in spring, expect a colourful blanket of wildflowers around. The creeks and streams are best viewed after some decent rainfall. Keep in mind that this track involves steps in steep sections to ease the ascent/descent. 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.
Turn on to Waterworks Road, 31 then drive for 10.9 km
Turn sharp right onto Bellbird Grove and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the marked crosswalk on Bellbird Grove Road(355 metres west of Bellbird Grove Picnic Area), pass through the bollard and head along the wide dirt walking track gently uphill, passing by a green “Golden Boulder circuit” sign to your left. Follow the said track as it takes you deeper into the woodland to continue along Golden Boulder Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bellbird Grove & Golden Boulder Circuit Start (a footpath).
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Golden Boulder Circuit.
After another 340 m turn sharp right.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 930 m pass the toilet (135 m on your right).
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Golden Boulder Circuit.
After another 45 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Golden Boulder Circuit
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)