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Rocks Circuit at Karawatha Forest

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Published September 8th 2021
Hidden gem in Karawatha Forest
Located within Karawatha Forest, the Rocks Circuit is an adventurous yet achievable bushwalk for families. The 2.5km circuit leads visitors through the bushland to an amazing display of huge granite outcrops and a great lookout.

For the most part, the trail leads through dry eucalypt forest. There are some slight inclines and a section of steps, however, these did not deter the children (ages 3-9 years).

As we neared the rocky outcrops, the children gasped and raced ahead. Multiple decking platforms have been erected among some of the larger boulders, providing sufficient elevation to examine the textures and appreciate the enormity of these landforms. We spent quite a bit of time exploring, climbing rocks and relaxing in the serenity.

Karawatha, lookout, bush walk, Brisbane
Elevated platforms

Karawatha, lookout, bush walk, Brisbane
Exploring the rocky outcrops

Karawatha, lookout, bush walk, Brisbane
Relaxing on a rocky outcrop

The trail continues, leading to a picnic area and rocky lookout. Although much of the view was obstructed by bushland, its beauty was breathtaking. Again, the arrangement of boulders provided ideal opportunities for climbing and exploration. Previous visitors had constructed a shelter, which only added to the sense of adventure.

Karawatha, lookout, bush walk, Brisbane
Outlook from the lookout

Karawatha, bush walk, hike, lookout
Exploring the rocky outcrops

Karawatha, lookout, bush walk, Brisbane
So many nooks and crannies

The trail descending from the lookout is rather steep and requires careful attention. It is for this reason that I would recommend walking the circuit in a clockwise direction.

The best access for this track is via the Ironbark Circuit, next to the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre (Acacia Road, Karawatha).
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Why? To enjoy a walk, climb rocky outcrops and admire views
Where: Rocks Track
Cost: Free
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