Gold Coast and Scenic Rim national parks

Standing on Glen Rock with views to Mount Philp Photo: © Robert Ashdown Explore open woodlands, rocky escarpments and rainforest in this beautiful park nestled in Tenthill Valley near Gatton. Venture along forest roads, past twisted eucalypt trees and grasstrees. Named after a prominent volcanic rock outcrop, this park bounds the most westerly extent of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Things to do Wildlife spotting Be a wildlife detective and look for tracks and oval-shaped scats left by brush-tailed rock-wallabies. Search for the bright red flash of a glossy black-cockatoo’s tail in nearby casuarina trees. Walking, horseriding and cycling The management roads provide paths for walkers and riders to explore the unique landscape. Swap boots for hooves and ride in the footsteps of early settlers and farmers on the trail to Top Yards and Christies Loop. Cyclists can enjoy a flowing ride along the shared trails, taking in views down to the rainforest gorge. Places to go 1 Christies loop 5.2km return Climb this steep and rocky trail to admire views over Blackfellow Creek Valley and the signature red rock outcrop that is Glen Rock. 2 Blackfellow Creek trail 16km return Follow the creek from the fertile, alluvial flats to the headwaters of Blackfellow Creek, ending at the historic Top Yards. 2 Mount Machar walking track 3.2km return Take a stroll to a small knoll with views over the valley. Places to camp 1 Casuarina camping area This open, flat, grassy camping area is close to Blackfellow Creek and is dominated by the dramatic ridgelines of the surrounding valley. Suitable for tent camping, trailers, caravans and camper vans. View from Glen Rock. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Qld Govt Highlights • Watch the setting sun pass over volcanic outcrops and forested hills before it disappears beyond the sweeping pastel plains. • Picnic leisurely by Blackfellow Creek or camp overnight and listen for the storybook ‘whoo- hoo’ hoot of the powerful owl. Getting there Glen Rock State Forest is 40km south of Gatton and located at the southern end of East Haldon Road on Blackfellow Creek. From the Gatton–Toowoomba Road at the western edge of Gatton take the Mount Sylvia Road turn-off. Travel south through Tenthill to Junction View. At Junction View State Primary School turn left and follow East Haldon Road to the park. Glen Rock State Forest 22