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The Sphinx and Turtle Rock

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Appreciate some of Girraween National Park's most distinctive features and magnificent views on a walk to The Sphinx and Turtle Rock. Enter the track on the southern side of Pyramids Road, opposite the visitor information centre and branch off before Castle Rock for a mostly easy walk leading along a ridge top with some granite slabs. The Sphinx is a granite pinnacle bearing a large balancing tor, whereas Turtle Rock is a large granite monolith resembling a turtle's back. Warning: steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces. Keep to the track and supervise children closely.

Journey Details

Duration
3.5 Hours
Distance
7.4 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Full Itinerary

The Sphinx and Turtle Rock track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.

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Route Details

Route Type
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Mode of Travel
Walk

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