Our three boys aged 9, 11 and 13 were keen to see whether there are really any “White Rocks” to be seen, and they weren’t to be disappointed.
Looking up at the pockets and overhangs offered a great perspective of the shapes that have been eroded over time by wind and wild weather.
Photo time, of course!
Traditional owners of the land have requested that people do not climb on White Rock itself, and this ridge offers an alternative way to see the area from a height.
When we left White Rock, the trail drops down into a gap and then we started climbing back up on to the ridge that would take us down the hill. After a little bit of easy scrambling/climbing, we popped out onto the rocky ridge. We stopped here to appreciate the view – there was a great view of the whole area. Looking back over to White Rock was really cool too. Zach really enjoyed the high perspective of the outlook, where you could see the suburbs of Springfield and to Brisbane. Children need to be supervised here as there are cliffs.
From there the track follows the ridge line, the path is clear and well-defined and the noise of birdsong made us appreciate the diversity of birds in the area, even if we couldn’t see them. The boys found the hike easy and it would be manageable and fun for most kids.
*Pictured above is the view from the Main Ridge Lookout.
The White Rock hike has everything a good hike should – an interesting trail, great views, variety in flora and wildlife and a bonus – a really cool big White Rock to check out! We’ll definitely be back – might see you there!