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Big Tree Break Circuit

6h to 9h

18.9km
circuit

↑ 787 m
↓ -787 m

Hard track
Starting from Stoney Creek Day Use Area, Bellthorpe, this walk takes you on a circuit in the diverse woodland of Bellthorpe National Park mostly via the Big Tree Break and Wrights Road, passing by the summit of Mount Mclean along the way. The picturesque forest will welcome you as you start hiking along the horse riding trails of Bellthorpe. The area is generally secluded and serene, and the feeling of remoteness will come in as you get deeper into the woodland. Keep an eye out for the white-throated needletail and marbled frogmouth(locally known as plumed frogmouth) along with plenty more bird species residing in the park. Reward yourself with a swim in the rock pool and a good picnic after the journey. You’ll be sharing the tracks with horse riders and mountain bike riders, so keep an ear out to be safe. You may need to rely on your navigational skills or GPS device as the tracks may be poorly marked in parts. 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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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.

Getting There
Trackhead (-26.879822,152.7308533)
Mode Car
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From the car park of Stoney Creek Day Use Area(off Fletcher Road), head back towards Fletcher Road as you move away from the creek. Veer left and join the Fletcher Road. After about 465 metres, turn sharp right at the T intersection with the gate and join the Stoney Creek Break to continue along Big Tree Break Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
There is a toilet (about 50m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 20m back from the start).
Veer left
After another 230m veer left, to head along Fletcher Road.
After another 480m head through/around the gate.
Turn right
At the intersection of Branch Creek Road & Stoney Creek Break turn right, to head along Stoney Creek Break.
Continue straight
After another 1.1km continue straight.
Turn right
After another 910m turn right, to head along Big Tree Break.
After another 850m (at the intersection of Wrights Road & Big Tree Break) continue straight, to head along Big Tree Break.
Continue straight
After another 85m (at the intersection of Big Tree Break & Horse Trail Break) continue straight, to head along Big Tree Break.
Turn right
After another 3.6km turn right, to head along Big Tree Break.
Veer right
After another 295m veer right.
After another 410m turn right.
Continue straight
After another 3.1km continue straight, to head along Horse Trail Break.
Turn sharp right
After another 1.3km (at the intersection of Durundur Break & Wrights Road) turn sharp right, to head along Wrights Road.
Turn left
After another 3km (at the intersection of Big Tree Break & Wrights Road) turn left, to head along Big Tree Break.
Turn left
After another 850m turn left.
After another 910m continue straight.
Turn left
After another 1.1km (at the intersection of Branch Creek Road & Stoney Creek Break) turn left, to head along Fletcher Road.
Veer right
After another 470m veer right.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 18.9km
Time 6h to 9h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one -52m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-52m



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