Starting from the car park near the Whites Hill Reserve Playground, Camp Hill, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of Whites Hill via the Acacia and Whites Hill Circuit tracks. 170+ hectares of open eucalypt forest and rainforest will welcome you as you escape the thrum of modern life for a bit. Koalas, powerful owls and Marbled velvet geckos are found in the reserve, so keep an eye out for them as you take in the lovely scenery. The summit gives you a view of Brisbane through the trees, displaying mountain peaks beyond the busy city. As you’re taking in the said view, you can read the informative signpost to learn more about the history of the area. The reserve is easy to access and allows dogs on leash, making it an alternative to Mount Coot-tha. Although, the ease of access means more people on track so come on a weekday to have a more secluded experience. 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.
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.
Turn slight left onto Boundary Road, 10 and drive for another 1.5 km
Turn left and drive for another 200 m
Keep left and drive for another 65 m
Turn left and drive for another 175 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park next to the cricket fields(just after passing the soccer fields), pass through the bollard and head along the walking track marked by a green signpost, moving directly away from the road and into the woodland. After about 410 metres(and passing 2 minor intersections), turn left at the T intersection to continue along Whites Hill Circuit(clockwise).....
Directions & comments
After 50 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the water tap (20 m on your right).
Then pass the "Whites Hill Reserve Playground" (25 m on your right). This playground is wheelchair accessible.
Then pass a seat (25 m on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Tallowwood Track.
After another 175 m pass the "149".
After another 20 m turn left.
Then head up the 16 surface|wood steps (about 15 m long)
After another 160 m pass the shelter (9 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Whites Hill Circuit.
After another 9 m come to the "Whites Hill Lookout".
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Whites Hill Circuit.
Then pass the "Whites Hill" (10 m on your right).
Then come to the "Whites Hill" (10 m on your right).
After another 220 m pass the "147".
After another 7 m pass a seat (6 m on your left)., has a backrest.
147 turn right, to head along Acacia Track.
After another 95 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
Continue straight, to head along Acacia Track.
After another 25 m (149) continue straight, to head along Tallowwood Track.
After another 170 m continue straight.
After another 215 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Whites Hill Circuit
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 580 m from the start.
Toilet: There is one 50 m from the start.
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 330 m apart with the largest gap of 760 m.