Melichrus Trail (Plunkett Conservation Park)

South East Queensland

A short walk on relatively flat gradients through open forest with a mixture of swamp box, ironbark and spotted gum. The unusual soil type in this area promotes short grasses and sedge's that give a parkland type appearance. Keep an eye out for the plant Melichrus adpressus, a spiky native heath species that grows in the local area. This area is known for a good diversity of bird species best heard or seen early morning or late afternoon.

Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

The walk starts from the end of Flesser Road, Cedar Creek at the Plunkett Regional Park sign beside the slip rail.  Flesser Road can be accessed via Beenleigh Beaudesert Road > Chardon Bridge Road > Plunkett Road if coming from the Beenleigh area.


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Route/Trail notes

Follow the trail signs to navigate this trail.  The trail follows the main access track in from the end of Flesser Road until it meets a T intersection.  Turn right at the intersection, cross the gully until you come to another intersection.  From here the walk is a circuit and can be walked in either direction.  To walk down the steepest part of the trail take the right hand option for a gentle climb to the highest point of the circuit.  Take the left hand option if you want more of a workout.  The trail in either direction follows a management trail for several hunderd meters.  Follow the trail markers for directions.  The middle section of the walk follows a singletrack through some open forest before meeting up with another management trail which then takes you back to Flesser Road where the walk started.



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Weekday solitude. Some water left in the creek beds.

Wanderlust on 18 Feb, 2022

Nice easy walk. Great to see wildlife such as Goana and lots of skinks in the rocks.

Sandra on 15 Sep, 2020

Part of cave trail

Jemma on 6 Aug, 2020

Pleasent short walk with entry of the end of Flesser Rd. Was surprised to see a few other cars of walkers. Trail difficult to see as it runs off a wide fire trail. Was disapointed to see lots of lantana. There were areas with a large amount of birdlife. Looked to also be some terrestrial orchids although they were not in flower.

Jimcar on 24 Apr, 2019

Easy to follow signs indicating this track at the start then seem to disappear and turn into just a general arrow and horse trails. I should have re-read the trail notes below a bit better. Been on better walks but would be good for mountain biking I guess.

ozsailor on 5 Aug, 2018


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