Firetail Walk


This walk zig-zags down the Toowoomba Range, starting from Lions Park (behind the rocket ship playground). It is well shaded for most of the way and provides an opportunity for birdwatching.

Officially listed as Grade 3/Medium (160m change in elevation over 2km), this track is suitable for walkers with a moderate fitness level.

Bird Watching
Eucalypt Forest
Total Climb

Getting there:

Follow the signs to Picnic Point, on Tourist Road in Rangeville. Use the parking area in front of Lions Park (look for the rocket ship playground). The trailhead is below the playground.


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Route/Trail notes

Locate the trailhead behind the playground. This is a dirt track that zig-zags gradually down the mountainside with shade cover most of the way along. There is a bench seat at the base of trail. Return by the same route, or you can extend the trail into a circuit by joining the Firetail Walk, Pardalote Walk, Fantail Walk and part of the Bridal Trail - this is called the Picnic Point Circuit and is 6430m long.


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Completed the circuit today starting with Firetail, along bridle up fantail and back along pardalote. Lovely peaceful walk and not too steep.

Bobbe on 5 Jun, 2022

Did this as part of the Bridle circuit. Easy walk, currently closed but no issues finding the track - its just overgrown and a few logs.

ct__ on 24 Apr, 2022

This is a slightly longer walk than Fantail but more enjoyable because it is better shaded and generally has fewer people on the trail. Saw a goanna walking along a lower section of the track today.

Steph T on Apr, 2021


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