White Rock Multi-User Trail

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The White Rock Multi-User Trail forms part of the White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area off School Road in White Rock, just South-West of Ipswich. The Estate is over 2,500 hectares in size and features the rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain located within a large swathe of regionally significant bushland supporting some of the highest natural and conservation values in the region. The estate contains 624 flora and 159 fauna species as well as habitat for five threatened flora and three fauna species. It also supports three endangered vegetation types and functions as the headwaters of seven major waterways.

The White Rock Multi-User Trail is a moderate level track with some rough surfaces and steep inclines. Leading to the base of the culturally significant White Rock this trail goes through a mix of vegetation types and scenery from riparian to open eucalypt forest and rocky ridges. Climb the stairs to gain views to Spring Mountain and the surrounding area. Access to the top of White Rock is not allowed.

Journey Details

Duration
3 Hours
Distance
6 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking

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White Rock Multi-User Trail

The White Rock Multi-User Trail forms part of the White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area off School Road in White Rock, just South-West of Ipswich. The Estate is over 2,500 hectares in size and features the rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain located within a large swathe of regionally significant bushland supporting some of the highest natural and conservation values in the region. The estate contains 624 flora and 159 fauna species as well as habitat for five threatened flora and three fauna species. It also supports three endangered vegetation types and functions as the headwaters of seven major waterways.

The White Rock Multi-User Trail is a moderate level track with some rough surfaces and steep inclines. Leading to the base of the culturally significant White Rock this trail goes through a mix of vegetation types and scenery from riparian to open eucalypt forest and rocky ridges. Climb the stairs to gain views to Spring Mountain and the surrounding area. Access to the top of White Rock is not allowed.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 6.5 kms
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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