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The Sphinx and Turtle Rock
3.5 Hours  / 7.4 Kilometres



Description

Appreciate some of Girraween National Park's most distinctive features and magnificent views on a walk to The Sphinx and Turtle Rock. Enter the track on the southern side of Pyramids Road, opposite the visitor information centre and branch off before Castle Rock for a mostly easy walk leading along a ridge top with some granite slabs. The Sphinx is a granite pinnacle bearing a large balancing tor, whereas Turtle Rock is a large granite monolith resembling a turtle's back. Warning: steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces. Keep to the track and supervise children closely.

The Sphinx is a distinctive feature of Girraween National Park
The Sphinx is a distinctive feature of Girraween National ParkEnjoy a walk in Girraween National Park
Enjoy a walk in Girraween National Park


Journey Details

Duration3.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance7.4 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


The Sphinx and Turtle Rock Full Itinerary

The Sphinx and Turtle Rock Track

The Sphinx and Turtle Rock track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.


Route Details

Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
Distance: 7 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

Experiences
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4
Other Information
Children: Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near watercourses and on rocky pavements which can be slippery when wet. Warning: summits have steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces.



Other Information

Children:
Yes. Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near watercourses and on rocky pavements which can be slippery when wet. Warning: summits have steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces.


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

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