Starting from the intersection of Nightcap Range Road and Blue Fig Road, Whian Whian, this return walk takes you to the foreshore of Rocky Creek, exploring the woodland of the state conservation area along the way. The little cascades alone are worth the undemanding stroll of a walk, but that’s not the only thing this track offers. A peaceful picnic area awaits you beside the creek, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with your whole family. Let your kids bring their mountain bikes and have fun while you savor the tranquilizing experience. The fire trail is well marked and even, and the lack of people strengthens the feeling of remoteness. Please refrain from swimming or washing anything in the creek as this is a water catchment area, you could destroy the eggs of rare frog species. Keep an eye out for snakes. 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 on to Pacific Motorway Offramp then drive for 285 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Old Pacific Highway, 40 and drive for another 410 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Gulgan Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Mullumbimby Road and drive for another 3.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 310 m
Turn left onto Dalley Street and drive for another 6.2 km
Turn right onto Goonengerry Road and drive for another 8 km
Turn right onto Repentance Creek Road and drive for another 4.7 km
Turn right onto Coopers Creek Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn left onto Minyon Falls Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn slight right onto Minyon Falls Road and drive for another 3.3 km
Keep left onto Nightcap Range Road and drive for another 910 m
Turn right onto Blue Fig Road and drive for another 5 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the intersection of Nightcap Range Road and Blue Fig Road, head NNW(north-north-west) along Blue Fig Road. Head around/over the gate and follow the wide fire trail. Stay on the said trail as you keep an eye out for the signage to continue along the “Rocky Creek via Blue Fig” track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Nightcap Range Road & Blue Fig Road Start heading along Blue Fig Road (a vehicle track).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 1.1 km continue straight, to head along Blue Fig Road.
Continue another 1.2 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.4 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Rocky Creek via Blue Fig
1 h to 2 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
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 (2/6)