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The Sphinx and Turtle Rock
3.5 Hours  / 7.4 Kilometres

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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.


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  • 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.
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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


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 Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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The Sphinx and Turtle Rock Track

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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.



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