Dularcha NP Eastern Circuit

2 h to 4 h

1 h to 2 h

8.6 km
circuit

↑ 253 m
↓ -253 m

Hard track
Starting from the corner/intersection of Beech Road and Cunningham Avenue, Landsborough, this walk takes you on a circuit in the diverse woodland of Dularcha National Park, going through a historic railway tunnel along the way. Also known as the North Coast Line No 1 : Mooloolah Tunnel, this heritage-listed tunnel is home to large-footed bats and blue/purple moths. Besides the historic tunnel, expect an adventurous hike through the mixed forest that will push you at times. The tracks are well-shaded and provide you glimpses of the surrounding area between the trees. You’ll be sharing the tracks with mountain bikers and horse riders, so keep an ear out at all times. Try to schedule the journey on a dry week as it can get quite muddy and slippery after some rain. Keep quiet and avoid using your flashlight etc. whilst in the tunnel to not disturb the wildlife inside. The signposts along the track can be misleading, therefore a printed map or a gps device is recommended. Hiking poles may come in handy for steep parts as well. 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 Cunningam Avenue & Beech Road (-26.7954745,152.9644127)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 630 m
  • Turn left onto Roys Road and drive for another 6.9 km
  • Continue onto Kilcoy Beerwah Road, 6 and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Steve Irwin Way, 24 and drive for another 5.9 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 55 m
  • Turn left onto Railway Street and drive for another 295 m
  • Turn slight left onto Landsborough-Maleny Road, 23 and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Cribb Street and drive for another 600 m
  • Turn left onto Gympie Street North and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn right onto Myla Road and drive for another 640 m
  • Continue onto Cunningam Avenue and drive for another 390 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 1 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner/intersection of Beech Road and Cunningham Avenue, head towards the dirt trail as you pass by a black&white striped end of road sign to your left. Head along the said trail as you follow the wooden fenceline to your left. Stay on the designated trail as it veers left and aligns with the railway(to your right). 1.23 kilometres into the track, veer left at the fork and join the Roses Circuit Track to continue along Dularcha NP Eastern Circuit(clockwise). The signposts along the track can be misleading, stick to the horse riding trail if in doubt.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cunningam Avenue & Beech Road Start (a vehicle track).
After 100 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 225 m continue straight, to head along Tunnel Track.
After another 900 m (at the intersection of Tunnel Track & Roses Circuit) veer left, to head along Roses Circuit.
The starting point of an alternate route. This alternate route significantly shortens the the journey, taking you to the northeastern part of the main route via the Roses Circuit and Gully Track. Take this route if Myla Circuit proves too steep for you. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 370 m (at the intersection of Roses Circuit & Myla Track) continue straight, to head along Myla Track.
After another 1.7 km (at the intersection of Roses Circuit & Myla Track) continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 630 m turn right, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 970 m (at the intersection of Gully Track & Roses Circuit) continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 450 m continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Roses Circuit & Ridge Track) continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 590 m (at the intersection of Connection Track & Roses Circuit) turn left, to head along Roses Circuit.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Rose Road. Details below.
After another 160 m turn right.
After another 150 m turn left, to head along Tunnel Track.
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Tunnel Track & Connection Track) continue straight, to head along Tunnel Track.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Tunnel Track & Roses Circuit) continue straight, to head along Tunnel Track.
After another 900 m continue straight, to head along Tunnel Track.
After another 325 m come to the end.

This alternate route significantly shortens the the journey, taking you to the northeastern part of the main route via the Roses Circuit and Gully Track. Take this route if Myla Circuit proves too steep for you.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Myla Track & Roses Circuit Start heading along Roses Circuit (a vehicle track).
After another 275 m (at the intersection of Ridge Track & Roses Circuit) continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Gully Track & Roses Circuit) veer right, to head along Gully Track.
After another 1.3 km come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

An alternate access point from/to Rose Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Roses Circuit.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Roses Circuit.
After another 430 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Dularcha NP Eastern Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 8.6 km
Time 2 h to 4 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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