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Rainforest Circuit


Ravensbourne National Park


Distance (kms):

1.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 45 mins

Elevation gain (m):

47 m

Max. elevation (m):


Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short walk through rainforest and eucalypt forest, past towering Sydney blue gums and moss covered stairs and footbridges.

This lightly trafficked walk starts from the Blackbean day-use area on National Park Road in Ravensbourne.

The walk begins in the rainforest from the rear of the day-use area, before shortly branching right to the Rainforest Circuit.

This short loop undulates through a mix of rainforest and towering Sydney blue gums, with moss covered steps and footbridges adding to the scenery.

After rejoining the main trail again, head left back to the starting point.

This short walk is great for families with children or those with minimal time in the area.

For those looking to stretch their legs more, the track can be combined with the Palm Creek Circuit (including the Sandstone Overhang) and/or the Buaraba Creek Track.

The day-use area has drop toilets, wood BBQs and both covered and open picnic tables. There is no camping or rubbish bins at the day-use area.

Track: Graded and well-signed, the track is easy to follow, with only a small amount of elevation change.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This is a loop track that branches off a main out-and-back track. It is recomended to do the loop in an anticlockwise direction.

getting there

The trail starts from the Blackbean day-use area on National Park Road in Ravensbourne, approximately 1.75 hours drive west of Brisbane.

Parking is ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

Early in the morning is a great time to see wildlife.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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