Starting from Bullocky Rest Park off Forgan Road, Joyner, this walk takes you to Forgan Cove and back via a set of scenic wide tracks along Lake Samsonvale. Take in the panoramic views over the lake as you’re hiking on the peninsulas that are filled with wildlife and birdsong. Speaking of, try to spot some koalas on treetops.The picnic area has all kinds of amenities for you and your family to enjoy, and the cove at the end is actually a launching spot for kayaks and canoes. The wide and undulating tracks will let you overtake people comfortably as you run/ride. Come early and set up a picnic on a secluded spot to enjoy a tranquil morning breakfast by the lake. 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.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Anzac Avenue, 71 and drive for another 4.8 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Dayboro Road, 58 and drive for another 1.4 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Dayboro Road, 58 and drive for another 900 m
Turn left onto Youngs Crossing Road and drive for another 1.1 km
Turn right onto Protheroe Road and drive for another 1.7 km
Turn right and drive for another 370 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the disabled parking spots marked with blue and white signs in Bullocky Rest Park(off Forgan Road), head towards the metal gate next to the bollard. Pass through the gap between the bollard and the gate to join the wide dirt track towards the lake. Follow the said track as you pass by a sheltered picnic table to your left. Stay on the track and head towards the end of the peninsula to continue along Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the Bullocky Rest at the start.
After another 4 m veer left.
After another 9 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 5 m veer left.
After another 7 m turn right.
After another 30 m veer right.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 510 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 170 m turn right.
Then head down the steps
After another 380 m head into the "Forgan Park".
After another 55 m pass the toilet (5 m on your right).
After another 55 m pass the water tap (40 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the BBQ (50 m on your right).
After another 230 m turn right.
After another 20 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 2.1 km continue straight.
After another 820 m turn right.
After another 30 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
Continue another 240 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.9 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove
2 h 15 min to 4 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 2.4 km apart with the largest gap of 8.4 km.