Cedar Block Circuit

Ravensbourne National Park

A short walk in Ravensbourne National Park through rainforest with information boards about Indigenous culture and native trees/plants.

Officially listed as Grade 3/Medium difficulty (includes a series of natural stone stairs), this trail is easily manageable for walkers of most ages and fitness levels (though not suitable for wheelchairs).

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

  1. From Toowoomba, travel north on the New England Highway until you reach Hampton.
  2. Turn right onto the Esk Hampton Rd and follow this for about 17km.
  3. Turn right onto National Park Road (this intersection is signed, and can be recognised by the vehicle rest point/historical & historical tram engine display.
  4. Drive all the way to the end of road and park near the day use area at Gus Beutel Lookout - this walk starts just downhill of the day use area.
  5. Alternatively, travel from Esk along the Esk-Hampton Rd for 33km and turn left. 


Route/Trail notes

  • Walk downhill from the picnic area to find the well-signed trailhead. This walk is shady and clear to follow, with a combination of bitumen surface and rough stone steps. Be cautious of stinging tree leaves (even dead leaves can sting). 


  • No permits required and no costs

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GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.


Nice and easy walk - flat, and there's a bitumen track.

Cath on 29 Dec, 2023

Good for movement after the picnic.

Wanderlust on 3 May, 2022

An easy walk with kids. Great to have a shady spot to go in summer, with the added fun of playing on the big fig tree and gorgeous views at the lookout.

Steph T on 14 Dec, 2021

Completed the buaraba track today and all side tracks. The creek was only just a trickle and the walk back up was hot so would recommend completing the walk earlier in the day. It was a lovely walk and the Gas Beutel lookout is a beautiful place to stop and have a picnic.

Bobbe on 4 Oct, 2021

The track is being refurbished and will be very easy when it's completed.

Robyn on 23 May, 2021

Easy stroll , great lookout !

J on 26 Nov, 2016

We had the privilege of seeing a noisy pita rummaging around in the leaf litter. It didn't even seem to notice us.

Ian and Sue on 23 Oct, 2015

Lovely spot near where I work on a farm.

HippyDonna on 25 Apr, 2013


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