Duck Creek Rd 4wd Track

Caption:Duck Creek Part 1

What to Expect

Adventure Camping Scenic Difficulty

Duck Creek Rd is south of Beaudesert and is a maintained off-road track heading up the back way to Lamington national park. It is a very scenic track winding up the mountain range until meeting the bitumen rd at the top to follow on to O'reilly's tourist centre and walking tracks. There are many camping areas at the top among the tourist areas, there are also a number of picnic areas along the Duck Creek Rd as you make your way to the top.

Detailed Information

Duck Creek Rd is a fairly well maintained off road track due to its purpose, it was first commissioned and is still used by some of the farms running off this track. For some this is the only access to their farmland, there is also a closed gate and donation box to help keep up the maintenance on this track, it is asked that you make a $2 donation to the upkeep of this wonderful track.

Duck Creek is one of the most scenic touring tracks located in close proximity to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Due to its natural landscape and it entering the picturesque rainforest of Lamington National Park.

The track is suitable for any offroader or 4wd camper. One of the most impressive aspects of the Duck Creek track is the view of the Gold Coast hinterland then driving through amazing rain forest tracks. The road quickly turns from hard clay to soft mud as the rain forest is approached. The track can be weather dependent so it is good to call the information centre before making the trip down. During the winter months the tack won’t change too much, however after a heavy rainfall huge ruts and landslides will make the track impassable to some vehicles.

Camping and Accommodation

Once duck creek rd has been traversed and you find the bitumen at the top you can follow this through to Lamington National Park where there is one major camping site. This is also where you will find detailed maps and information regarding the bushwalking to be done in this amazing rainforest. At the top there is also a restaurant and accommodation with all facilities. There are some areas to stop for a picnic along Duck Creek Rd, however I would not camp there as it is private land and you might find some very unhappy farmers.

Summary

This is one of my family’s favoured outings south of Brisbane simply because it offers simple 4wding for myself and is not too hard on my family. There are countless places to stop and take photos along the journey, the scenery is some of the most amazing you will experience south of Brisbane. Once at the top it’s a wonderful place to stop and have a hot cup of coffee or experience one of the many scenic bush walks.

Getting There

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