Northbrook Gorge Track

2 h to 3 h 15 min

7.1 km
return

↑ 198 m
↓ -198 m

Very challenging
Starting from the car park off Northbrook Highway, Dundas, this return walk follows along Northbrook Creek. This is a walk that will refresh you during a hot summer day. It traverses between bush settings and sections where you have to dip in. There are plenty of swimming areas with clean, cool water, even ones with massive boulders surrounding them. The massive rock formations can be observed and make the area suitable for doing rock hoppings. You might want to bring some extra clothes and sturdy footwear for the slippery sections, and waterproof bags can be useful for electronics. 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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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.

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Safer Bushwalks
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.3042743,152.7088049)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Brisbane Valley Highway, A17, Wivenhoe Pocket.
  • Turn on to Wivenhoe-Somerset Road then drive for 15.3 km
  • Turn right onto Northbrook Parkway, 31, 9 and drive for another 11.3 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Northbrook Parkway/State Route 31(135 metres west of Northbrook Creek Bridge/Crossing), head towards the “Steep Winding Narrow Climb” sign as you move away from the road. Join the subtle walking track leading into the woodland as you pass by the said signpost(to your right), moving perpendicularly away from the road. Follow the said track as it meanders down and comes to the streambed. Turn right and follow the stream as you pass under the bridge to continue along Northbrook Gorge Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 175 m cross the ford.
After another 60 m cross the ford.
After another 120 m cross the ford (about 2.4 km long)
Turn left, to head along Northbrook Gorge trail.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Northbrook Gorge trail.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point further east of Northbrook Parkway/State Route 31. Details below.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Northbrook Gorge trail & Northbrook Gorge Shortcut) continue straight, to head along Northbrook Gorge trail.
Continue another 1.8 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.5 km to get back to the start.

An alternate access point further east of Northbrook Parkway/State Route 31.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 315 m come to the end.

Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 520 m turn around.
After another 30 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 550 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Northbrook Gorge Track


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 7.1 km
Time 2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
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