Starting from Pace Road, Rollingstone, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Halifax and back via the same-titled track, visiting multiple waterfalls along the way. Expect a challenging track that meanders along a creek as it ascends. Built by some Vietnam War veterans, this track features multiple climbs that are assisted by anchored ropes. Combined with the length and elevation of the hike, a good amount of fitness is recommended. You can camp at any campsite along the way and make this an overnight hike if you'd like to. If you’re not at the summit by midday and not planning on staying the night, head back and retry another day with an earlier start. Remember to take lots of water and insect repellent. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Continue onto Pace Road and drive for another 740 m
Turn left onto Pace Road and drive for another 1.5 km
Turn right and drive for another 1 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Pace Road(3.35km southwest of intersection with Bruce Highway), head southwest along the dirt path. Shortly after, keep right at the fork to continue along the Mount Halifax Track. Keep an eye out for the reflective yellow/orange markers and pink tape.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mt Halifax Track & Pace Road Start heading along Mt Halifax Track (a vehicle track).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Mt Halifax Track.
After another 980 m turn right, to head along Mt Halifax Track.
After another 420 m continue straight, to head along Mt Halifax Track.
After another 55 m pass the "Gorge Falls" (9 m on your left).
After another 195 m pass the "Rope Falls" (on your left).
After another 540 m turn left, to head along Mt Halifax Track.
After another 10 m pass the "Loop Falls" (55 m on your right).
After another 1.1 km continue straight, to head along Mt Halifax Track.
After another 20 m come to the "Camp 1" (9 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the "Bridal Falls" (70 m on your right).
After another 215 m come to the "Camp 2" (6 m on your right).
After another 220 m come to the "Camp 3" (on your right).
After another 245 m come to the "Echo Hill" (on your left).
After another 710 m come to "Mount Halifax".
About 45 m past the end is "camp 4".
About 55 m past the end is "Mickle's Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Halifax Track
9 h 30 min, 12 h to 2 days
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 4 on route, on average they are 1.9 km apart with the largest gap of 4.7 km.