Pine Hill

Ipswich

An easy walk through the bushland around the southern end of Lake Wivenhoe to the high point on Pine Hill. The eucalyptus trees look very young, so I can only suppose that this will get better with age.

Getting there

Take the Brisbane Valley Highway between Ipswich and Kingaroy and just north of the Wivenhoe Dam turn into Hay Road. Turn right at the first junction onto Fig Tree Road; this is gated 200m in, which is where you park and start your walk.

Maps

http://www.seqwater.com.au/sites/default/files/PDF%20Documents/Recreation/Wivenhoe%20Hill%20Trails%20flyer%20-%20FINAL%20-%20web%20version%20(2).pdf

Route/Trail notes

This is the 'red' route. One of four around the peninsula. Well sign posted until you hit the 'black' trail, where you turn right to get back to the start.

Don't be fooled by the Seqwater signage, as they only tell you the length of each coloured walk; not the return distance!

Permits/Costs

None

Other References

Recreation : http://www.seqwater.com.au/sites/default/files/PDF%20Documents/Recreation/201311%20Lake%20Wivenhoe%20Recreation%20Guide.pdf

Camping = http://seqlakesideescapes.com.au/

Comments

Blue walk is probably the prettiest with dam and bush views but was tricked by the distance sign which said 5k but that was e@ch way.

Whinger on 18 May, 2019

Did this today along with the Black, Blue and White trails. Views were lovely. I would recommend you have a stick handy to clear away the numerous spider webs along the track. Nice easy walk.

Nadso on 11 Jan, 2018

Black trail is just a road following the ridge back to the carpark. Easy way to finish the walk, but a little boring; some good views though from the top.

TJ on 10 Aug, 2017

We walked the blue trail and then came back by the black. Saw some great birds and kangaroos and there were lots of wildflowers everywhere which was lovely. The breeze was very nice on the blue trail but on the black trail it got really very hot. Honestly the black trail was somewhat lacking in scenery and had almost 2 solid kilometers of slight upward gradient which I personally find very wearing - I'd rather do a steeper gradient interspaced with flat or downhill areas. If we did it again we'd probably do the blue but then come back via the white and red trails, the blue section had a lot going for it but the black was like just walking along a road in dry backcountry.

SweetLorikeet on 5 Sep, 2016

We did the Blue route along the lake and returned by the Black route, 9km in all, easy going and no koalas but did see wallabies and a snake!

Suzanne on 20 Jun, 2016

First walk of the year whilst camping at Captain Logan Camp, Lake Wivenhoe for the Australia Day long weekend. Not that exciting as we were Koala stopping and never saw one.

F.A.B. on 23 Jan, 2016

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