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Parklands Conservation Park - Rocky Creek Circuit

Parklands Conservation Park - Rocky Creek Circuit
Parklands
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Trail type
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Skill Level
5.4km
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Circuit

High intensity training circuit.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and riders of intermediate fitness levels.

HIGHLIGHTS
Rocky Creek circuit is a 5.4km track through the Parklands Conservation Park, which provides a valuable wildlife habitat through pen eucalypt forest, rainforest gullies and gorges.
The circuit begins from the base of car park, so be sure to take some time to read the information board and familiarising yourself with the Rocky Creek circuit track! As noted on the board, the circuit is slippery when wet, and has sections with steep grades.
The circuit begins with an inclined track up to the skills area, which is a purpose-built activity circuit for mountain bikers. As you pass the skills area, continue the journey up hill and follow the directional boards through the Rocky Creek circuit (get ready for the steep sections). On the higher ridges, the grassy forest floor is characterised with tallowwood, bloodwood and casuarina. While the lower areas are typical of scribbly gum, bracken fern and palm groves.

The circuit will take you down to the creek (a nice rest spot), where you cross over a rocky section. Be careful this can be slippery after rainfall.
For more information visit the Dept. Of Environment Science.

AFTERWARDS
Walkers, runners, horse riders and mountain-bike riders can explore the park on 15km of shared trails. Alternatively, head into Nambour and grab a coffee or meal from one of the many local establishments. Or head towards Yandina and make a stop at Wappa Dam and Falls!

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Take Nambour Connection Road/Parkland Exit 210 off the Bruce Highway and turn into Radar Hill Road. There is a car park with ample parking available. Note there is no drinking water or amenities at this location.
To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding Suitable for horse riding Suitable for horse riding
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
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    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
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Qld Parks and Wildlife Service

National Parks, Conservation Parks and some State Forests are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact details are: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/contactus/

For current information on trail conditions and alerts go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast

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