This short circuit walk through a rainforest is great for families. Why not climb the lookout tower, or check your balance on stepping stones and logs. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wodi Wodi & Wandandian people, 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 sharp right onto North Durras Road and drive for another 2.3 km
Keep right onto Lake Road and drive for another 2 km
Keep right onto Lake Road and drive for another 105 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
After 120 m pass the car park (6 m on your left).
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 255 m head through/around the gate.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 6 m turn right.
After another 320 m head up the 3 surface|metal_grid steps (about 3 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 75 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to the tower lookout. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 890 m head through/around the gate.
After another 50 m come to the end.
Side trip to the tower lookout.
Directions & comments
After another 7 m cross the bridge
Then head up the 18 surface|wood steps
After another 10 m come to the end.
Then cross the bridge
Then head down the 18 surface|wood steps
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Durras Lake Discovery Trail
30 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)