Due to track closures we have been forced to relocate our next trail walk to Binna Burra and we have brought the start time forward to 8:45am. We will be completing the 12km Dave's Creek Circuit. Check out the full (revised) details here..
Sunday 13 September meeting at 8:45am 'SHARP'! We will be organising a car pool departing from Drive Fitness Carina at 7am for those interested (car pooling or meeting at Drive Fitness Carina is not compulsory).
Binna Burra (Top Carpark, Near Cafe).
Dave's Creek Circuit 12km trail walk of easy to moderate difficulty (approx 3 hrs).
Anyone that trains at Drive Fitness, their friends & family.
WHAT TO BRING
Food, water, sunscreen, mobile phone.
If you have any questions please contact Nathan on 0413 506 828.
About The Trail
The Dave's Creek Circuit is regarded by many as the most interesting walk in the park. It starts in the rainforests of the main range, but during the walk to the circuit itself, the path passes through a small Antarctic Beech forest which has managed to survive at much lower altitudes than usual, possibly due to specialised local colder conditions. The path then moves into mixtures of rainforest and eucalypt/casuarina forest with occasional patches of picabeen palms and then at the top of the Dave's Creek ridge, it moves into mallee woodland and finally heath.
This area has magnificent views of Springbrook, Mt Hobwee, Araucaria Lookout and the Numinbah Valley as well as beautiful displays of wildflowers in spring. In windy wet weather, there are spectacular displays of wind spray from some of the small and intermittent waterfalls in the area. The track crosses the tree shaded permanent water supply of Picnic Creek which is excellent as a lunch site on hot days. Of great interest is the volcanic dyke known as Surprise Rock. This is made of trachyte and is highly resistant to erosion. A path leads over the top for those who like a pleasant scramble and tree climb at the further end, but there is also an alternative path at the base of the rock for those who prefer a more sedate walk. The track then returns to the starting point of the circuit through more rainforest and open forest stands.