Grass Tree Lookout and Wickham Peak

1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min

4.8 km
return

↑ 179 m
↓ -179 m

Hard track
Starting from the end of Pineview Road, Logan Village, this return walk takes you to Wickham Peak via the Spa Break and On Edge Trail, then proceeds to visit Grass Tree Lookout via the Grass Tree Break and turns back. Expect a quiet walk in a serene forest consisting of eucalypt trees and colourful wildflowers that are best viewed from late winter to spring. You’ll probably be accompanied by birdsong throughout the track, and will have a chance to spot rare birds such as the White-throated needletail. Other wildlife residing in the area include koalas and southern great gliders, so make sure you keep an eye on treetops. Another good thing about this track is that you’re able to enjoy it with your fellow four-legged companion, considering he/she’s on leash. The lookouts provide you with eccentric views of the city through the trees. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.8024735,153.1301867)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Mount Lindesay Highway, 13
  • Turn on to Camp Cable Road then drive for 7.3 km
  • Turn left onto Waterford-Tamborine Road, 95 and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn right onto Pioneer Drive and drive for another 930 m
  • Turn right onto Benjamin Road and drive for another 170 m
  • Turn right onto Railway Parade and drive for another 300 m
  • Turn left onto Georgina Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Turn right onto Steele Road and drive for another 720 m
  • Turn left onto Pineview Road and drive for another 750 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Pineview Road, head along the narrow dirt walking track starting near the black&white sign marking the end of the road. Pass by a green informative/directional signpost to your left and head over the stile shortly after. When you come to the T intersection, turn left. After turning left, avoid the first intersection and come to another T intersection. Turn right here to join the Spa Break and follow it as you move parallel to the creek to your right(might be dry) to continue along Grass Tree Lookout and Wickham Peak Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 105 m turn left, to head along Western Break.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Western Break.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Spa Break & Western Break) turn right, to head along Spa Break.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Sandstone Break & Spa Break) veer left, to head along Eastern Quinzeh Link.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of On Edge Trail & Eastern Quinzeh Link) turn right, to head along On Edge Trail (a walking track).
After another 590 m (at the intersection of Boundary Break & On Edge Trail) continue straight, to head along Grass Tree Break (a vehicle track).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to Wickham Peak, providing you views of the city as mentioned in the description. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 45 m turn right, to head along Grass Tree Break.
After another 680 m turn left.
After another 205 m come to a seat., has a backrest.
"Grass Tree Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.4 km to get back to the start.

This little side trip takes you to Wickham Peak, providing you views of the city as mentioned in the description.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 60 m come to the "Wickham Peak" (15 m on your right).
After another 20 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Grass Tree Lookout and Wickham Peak


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.8 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 2.4 km from the start.


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