Venman Bushland Circuit

2 h to 3 h 15 min

7.6 km
circuit

↑ 88 m
↓ -88 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Venman Road, Mount Cotton, this walk takes you on a circuit in the Venman Bushland National Park, crossing Tingalpa and Billabong creeks along the way. Named after Jack Burnett Venman, this bushland consists of eucalypt trees and lowland rainforest, along with other plant species. You may come across some fluffy koalas and greater gliders, along with not-so-fluffy eastern water dragons and lace monitor lizards. This peaceful stroll in nature can end or start with a festive picnic in the scenic picnic tables throughout the track. An insect repellent can come in clutch against the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitos). Keep in mind that dogs, horses and mountain bikes are not allowed in the park. 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 (-27.6320418,153.2046392)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 325 m
  • Turn left onto Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, 47 and drive for another 45 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, 47, SMB and drive for another 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, 47, SMB and drive for another 900 m
  • Turn left onto California Creek Road and drive for another 550 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto California Creek Road, SMB and drive for another 250 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto California Creek Road, SMB and drive for another 600 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto California Creek Road, SMB and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn left onto West Mount Cotton Road, SMB and drive for another 3.5 km
  • Turn left onto Venman Road and drive for another 185 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 140 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Venman Road, head towards the metal gate with the “National park” sign on it along the dirt path. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the wide trail as you pass by a green hip-height signpost to your right. Follow the said track for 45 metres, then turn left and join the Scribbly Break Track. Pass by the toilets to your right to continue along Venman Bushland Circuit(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the gate at the start.
After 25 m pass the picnic table (7 m on your left).
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Venman Road & Scribbly Break) turn left, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Billabong Break & Scribbly Break) continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Gahnia Break & Scribbly Break) continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of Powerline Break & Scribbly Break) continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 285 m (at the intersection of Scribbly Break & Tallow Break) continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 70 m cross the ford.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Scribbly Break & Swordsedge Break) veer right, to head along Scribbly Break.
After another 240 m (at the intersection of Shailer Break & Scribbly Break) continue straight, to head along Shailer Break.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Casuarina Break & Shailer Break) continue straight, to head along Shailer Break.
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Venman Road & Shailer Break) continue straight, to head along Venman Road.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Neville Lawrie Link & Slashed Break) continue straight, to head along Neville Lawrie Link.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Glossy Black Lane & Neville Lawrie Link) continue straight, to head along Neville Lawrie Link.
After another 940 m (at the intersection of Neville Lawrie Link & Northen Break) turn right, to head along Northen Break.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Northen Break & Glossy Black Lane) continue straight, to head along Northen Break.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Northen Break & Grevillia Break) continue straight, to head along Northen Break.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Northen Break & Tingalpa Break) turn right, to head along Tingalpa Break.
After another 520 m (at the intersection of Paperback Track & Tingalpa Break) turn left, to head along Tingalpa Break.
After another 50 m cross the ford.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Tingalpa Break & Irenes Break) veer right, to head along Tingalpa Break.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Venman Road & Tingalpa Break) turn left, to head along Venman Road.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Iris Track & Venman Road) continue straight, to head along Venman Road.
After another 90 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Billabong Break & Venman Road) turn left, to head along Jacks Track.
After another 860 m (at the intersection of Jacks Track & Boggy Loop) continue straight, to head along Jacks Track.
After another 35 m veer right, to head along Jacks Track.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Venman Road & Jacks Track) turn left, to head along Venman Road.
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Venman Road.
After another 65 m pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible. This toilet is male, female and equipped with a hand-washing basin.
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Venman Bushland Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.6 km
Time 2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 7.5 km from the start.


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