Collins Cap and Myrtle Forest Falls

2 h to 3 h

5.9 km
return

↑ 578 m
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Hard track
Starting from the car park at the end of Myrtle Forest Road, Wellington Park, this walk takes you past Myrtle Forest Falls to Collins Cap. The first section leads from the car park to the picnic area where the trailhead, toilets and picnic facilities are located. The trail then crosses a bridge and follows a stone path alongside Myrtle Forest Creek before reaching Myrtle Creek Falls, a small but scenic waterfall with a viewing platform. The trail continues climbing steadily as the environment changes from temperate rainforest to sub-alpine, eventually reaching a marked junction, with the right-hand fork continuing towards Collins Cap. At the summit, which is 1098 metres high, there are panoramic views of Collins Bonnet, Collinsvale, the Derwent Valley and the Mount Wellington plateau. Although the trail is steep throughout and rocky in sections, it's well-constructed and easy to follow. The walk enters a sub-alpine area towards the end, so warm and waterproof clothing is recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start Myrtle Forest Picnic Ground Car Park (-42.8574343,147.1639628)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Brooker Highway, 1, Rosetta.
  • Turn on to then drive for 235 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Berriedale Road, C615 and drive for another 1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Glenlusk Road, C615 and drive for another 4.2 km
  • Turn slight right onto Glenlusk Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn slight right onto Collinsvale Road and drive for another 4.9 km
  • Turn left onto Springdale Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Myrtle Forest Road and drive for another 1 km
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Myrtle Forest Picnic Ground Car Park Start (a vehicle track).
Find the Myrtle Forest Picnic Ground Car Park at the start.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 760 m pass the toilet (on your left).
Then pass the "Myrtle Forest Picnic Ground" (on your left).
After another 175 m come to the "Myrtle Forest Falls".
After another 620 m (at the intersection of Collins Cap Track & Myrtle Forest Walk) veer right, to head along Collins Cap Track.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Collins Cap Track & Collins Cap Trail) turn right, to head along Collins Cap Track.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Collins Cap Track & Glen Dhu Trail) continue straight, to head along Collins Cap Track.
After another 760 m come to "Collins Cap".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
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Collins Cap and Myrtle Forest Falls


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.9 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 820 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 850 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
820 mMyrtle Forest Picnic Ground
Toilet
850 m[toilet]
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