Rainforest Loop
Birpai Country

15 min to 30 min

580 m
circuit

↑ 21 m
↓ -21 m

Hard track
This circuit walk in Dooragan National Park starts at North Brother summit picnic area and takes you to the Diamond Head lookout. The northern part of the loop is accessible. The southern part leads through a lush rainforest. Let us begin by acknowledging the Birpai people, 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 (-31.657074,152.7772402)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Ocean Drive, 10, West Haven.
  • Turn on to Waterview Crescent then drive for 80 m
  • Turn left onto Koonwarra Street and drive for another 820 m
  • Turn right onto Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive and drive for another 4.2 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 9 m continue straight.
After 295 m come to the "Diamond Head Lookout" (on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Diamond Head lookout with views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 235 m come to a toilet.
Continue straight.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 9 m come to the end.

Side trip to Diamond Head lookout with views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 9 m come to "Diamond Head Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Diamond Head Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 9 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Rainforest Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 580 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 590 m from the start.


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