JCBK Circuit(Jacksonia, Cockatoo, Bellbird, Kokoda)

1 h 15 min to 2 h

45 min to 1 h 15 min

3.9 km
circuit

↑ 200 m
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Moderate track
Starting from Sir Samuel Griffith Drive(Tourist Drive 7), this walk takes you on a circuit in the diverse woodland of Mount Coot-tha Reserve mostly via the Jacksonia and Kokoda tracks. It also features multiple creek crossings and a picnic area midway through the hike. If you’re here in the morning, prepare to be welcomed by the harmonic sounds of cockatoos and cicadas throughout the journey. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of having a peaceful picnic in the Gap Creek Reserve as well. The multi-use tracks will give you decent cover from the sun as you make your way through the dense forest.The said tracks are mostly undulating but the steepness of the Kokoda Track and the amount of steps along the Jacksonia Track are not to be underestimated. Good hiking shoes and poles are recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive & Jacksonia Track (-27.4729902,152.9434562)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Frederick Street, 5
  • Turn on to Mount Coot-tha Road then drive for 325 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 145 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Coot-tha Road, T7 and drive for another 1 km
  • Keep left onto Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, T7 and drive for another 2.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, T7 and drive for another 2.3 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Sir Samuel Griffith Drive(115 metres southeast of Channel 9 TV Station), head towards the green signpost along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Join the dirt walking track(Jacksonia) and follow it gently downhill, keeping the said TV Station to your right. Stay on the designated track as it meanders deeper into the woodland to continue along JCBK Circuit(Jacksonia, Cockatoo, Bellbird, Kokoda). This is the counterclockwise direction of travel, featuring lots of downward steps and a steep dirt ascent on the other end.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive & Jacksonia Track Start heading along Jacksonia Track (a footpath).
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Lorikeet Link & Jacksonia Track) veer left, to head along Jacksonia Track.
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Jacksonia Track & Bandicoot Byway) continue straight, to head along Cockatoo Trail (a highway|bridleway).
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Cockatoo Trail.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Cockatoo Trail & Koala Trail) turn right, to head along Cockatoo Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area, where there are BBQs, picnic tables and a water tap present. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Bellbird Trail & Cockatoo Trail) turn left, to head along Bellbird Trail.
After another 50 m cross the ford (about 25 m long)
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Echidna Trail & Bellbird Trail) continue straight, to head along Bellbird Trail.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Bellbird Trail & Koala Trail) continue straight, to head along Bellbird Trail.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Echidna Trail & Bellbird Trail) continue straight, to head along Bellbird Trail.
After another 220 m (at the intersection of Bellbird Trail & Kokoda Track) turn left, to head along Kokoda Track.
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Kokoda Track & Cubberla Creek Trail) continue straight, to head along Kokoda Track.
After another 760 m (at the intersection of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive & Kokoda Track) continue straight, to head along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive (a road).
After another 25 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area, where there are BBQs, picnic tables and a water tap present.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bellbird Trail & Cockatoo Trail Start heading along Bellbird Trail (a highway|bridleway).
After 180 m head into the "Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area".
After another 20 m pass the toilet (5 m on your right).
After another 25 m come to a BBQ.
A water tap.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 220 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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JCBK Circuit(Jacksonia, Cockatoo, Bellbird, Kokoda)


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.9 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 2.1 km (plus an extra 200 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2.1 km[toilet]
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