265-317 School Rd, Redbank Plains‚ Ipswich

As the sun sets behind the tall trees, we’ll head off to experience the sights and sounds as creatures of the day go to sleep… join our guides at dusk to discover the life of the forest at night!  The sun might be saying goodnight, but we are going on a nature adventure!  On our walking tour we’ll learn fun and interesting facts about the animals and plants that live in White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, as well as ways everyone can help to take care of Nature around us.

Where: White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, Paperbark Flats Picnic Area (end of School Road, Redbank Plains).  Park in lower car park (located at the very end).

Friday 31 May 2024 – SOLD OUT. Meet at 4.45pm for a 5pm departure, returning approx. 6.45pm.

Please plan ahead to arrive on time as courtesy to other guests, so the tour can depart and return on time.  Unfortunately, the tour cannot be delayed for latecomers. You are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure times.

Cost: $5 per person, or $15 per family (2A, 2C)* (1A, 3C)*
*Children up to 12 years

*Bookings essential for all guests.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible guardian at all times. Headlamps provided if required. This tour does not cater for infants, children and guests must be able to walk 1.5 hours / 1500m unassisted. Min 72 hours cancellation required.  Suitable for children aged 4 – 12 of reasonable fitness and balance. No refunds will be issued, however, you may nominate another guest to take your spot. Please advise the operator if required.

Please read important information below:

Important information:
Is this activity suitable for me?

  • Suitable for children aged as specified
  • This walk is expected to take around 1.5 hours
  • The walk is an unsealed bush track of moderate difficulty and includes rocky, loose and sloping surfaces
  • The return walk will be after dark (headlamps provided – or bring your own)
  • This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness and good balance
  • Wildlife including snakes may be encountered on this walk, please be careful where you tread and stay on the trail
  • This walk is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs and or mobility aids.

Please bring

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • A light jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothing

You will be required to read and acknowledge the Risk, Responsibility & Waiver Form when booking, and is available to read here: Risk Waiver Acknowledgement

*This Estate remains sacred to the Traditional Owners of Ipswich.  Some of the Cultural Landscapes within this estate include White Rock, the caves and outcrop overhangs.  These sacred sites are very important to the Traditional Owners as they provide a link between Country and personal identity and allow the passing on of cultural knowledge.  As per Cultural Protocol the Traditional Owners have requested no one climbs White Rock.  Pictured above is the view from the Main Ridge Lookout.

Acknowledgement of Country
Ipswich City Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners as custodians of the land and waters with which we share.  We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, as the keepers of traditions, customs, cultures and stories of proud peoples.

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