Wander along the boardwalk in the cool shade of the Blue Gum forest. Keep an eye out for a koala resting in a large gum, scratches and droppings at the base of the tree will point you in the right direction. Access can be had to Bluff Lookout from the boardwalk

Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Turn East onto Redbank Plains Rd from the Cunningham Hwy. Turn right onto School Rd and drive South until you reach the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area. The final part of the road is unsealed but in very good condition. Ignore the horse float parking area on your left and proceed to the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area carpark. Weekends can get quite busy so you may have to park in the horse float parking area, if so park in the centre so horse floats can park near the fence on the sides.

Route/Trail Notes

Follow the main track (Six Mile Creek Track - SMCT) till there is a turn right indicating the start of the Broadwalk (SMCB). Around 150m along starts the Bluff Lookout Circuit which also ends around 50m along this track. Although not much of a lookout, it's a nice short climb up a few steps to be more within the canopy. Following the botton of Bluff Lookout you may see some people bouldering (rock climbing) here. Follow the track/broadwalk till it reaches SMCT. From there head left towards the car park or extend the walk to Little White Rock Track.

Disability Access

It's been indicated as disability friendly. Although the Ipswich council has indicated this as a class 2 walk not 1 (for disabled) there are no steeps involed and the path although mainly dirt is quite smooth the gradients quite flat and path well maintained. Deffenitly can push the pram through here.

Other References



Very easy, there isn't much to see at the top of the Bluff

rob.bushman on 18 May, 2013


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