Wickham Peak - Calytrix Circuit

Queensland

A sandstone adventure that climbs to the top of Wickham Peak which gives views of Brisbane City to the North and Mt Barney to the South. Once on top of the ridge the trail traverses heath country which has wildflower displays in Spring.
This walk is best in early morning or late afternoon in the summer months as it can be extremely hot in the middle of the day.

Getting there

Park vehicles on Quinzeh Creek Road 1 km South of Condamine Drive opposite a steel sliprail with Wickham Timber Reserve sign adjacent.  Quinzeh Creek Road can be approached via Tamborine Waterford Road or Beenleigh Beaudesert Road.  Note:  Quinzeh Creek Road has two ends and doesn't join where it crosses Quinzeh Creek.  If travelling from Logan Village follow Millers Rd to Latimer Road which turns into Quinzeh Creek Road and don't follow Steele Road.

Maps

Open Street Map - www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/-27.8058/153.1384

Route/Trail notes

Follow the firebreak behind the sliprail seven hundred meters to the bottom of a rocky ridge.  At a bench seat take the trail directly up the rocky slope to the summit of Wickham Peak.  Once on top of the peak, for a longer walk follow the Calytrix Circuit signs to add 3.6km's to your walk.  This trail traverses through sandstone heath country and takes you to Grass Tree Loookout.  Once this circuit is complete, follow the Wickham Peak trail in reverse to return to vehicles and trail head.

Permits/Costs

No permit required. Free

Other References

Visit: friendsofplunkett.org.au

Comments

An ok walk, not much to see from the lookouts, but was fun scrambling up the rocks. We didn’t find the cave but with 3 kids in tow didn’t want to risk someone falling down the cliffs. There’s not much shade along the walk so be prepared especially if walking during summer, we were lucky enough to have a nice breeze to keep up cool. The track itself was well marked and in parts it was wide enough for a car, but actually finding it from the road was more challenging, not really sign posted at all, I just happened to stop where there were some posts marking the conservation park and went from there. There is no actual car park, just parking on the side of the road

Familywalker on 19 Aug, 2018

Relatively easy walk with a couple of hills. Beautiful flora with many interesting areas. I walked the Wickham Peak trail first and encountered a few people walking their dogs. Went on to Grass Tree Lookout which was very beautiful and followed a narrow trail further on to a secluded area that was alive with birdlife. Continued on the Caltryx Circuit and managed to finish the entire walk in 1.5 hrs walking briskly. I imagine e it would have been spectacular a few weeks earlier when the masses of acacia was in bloom. A great short walk that was better than I expected.

carissajim on 15 Aug, 2018

Nice winters walk!

Timo on 21 Jul, 2018

Walk was alright. Got a little lost in following what we thought was a path that led us straight into bush. Managed to find our way back after about half an hour following the water runoffs.

Watch out for the naughty trail bike riders too!

jeabou on 15 Jul, 2018

Hi, my dad and I did this walk in 2 hours. I'm only 8. There is only one real steep bit, and the rest is pretty easy walk. Some nice sandstone rock on the track.

Harry the Hiker on 1 Apr, 2018

Great walk, did an extended loop further south too

drewmac on 25 Mar, 2018

nice walk through open forest, easy to follow well marked trails. Instructions are correct - easy to find.

jearlybird on 21 Jun, 2017

Nice simple walk with a decent short incline to the top. Lots of places to scramble around on the rocks along the cliffs edge for a bit of fun. Not an incredible walk but still enjoyable.

danielsmith1 on 8 May, 2017

I did this in combination with the caves route also in this park. The incline wasn't very steep - I'd classify this as an easy walk.

The actual Peak Lookout isn't that amazing, I actually preferred the smaller 'grass tree lookout' on the Calytrix circuit.

The bushland is nice and I'd recommend this walk if you're after something not very strenuous or challenging.

Juiced Pixels on 12 Mar, 2017

A decent walk. Rock hopping was loads of fun but the views aren't that spectacular. Wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Samuel Armstrong on 12 Feb, 2017

Quick one for an afternoon or morning. Great views. Mostly fire trails with 150-200m rocky slope sections.

scott turnbull on 19 Oct, 2016

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