The Curtisii Trail directs visitors to the highest point in Karawtha Forest, winding through dry eucalypt forest and ascending a series of rocky outcrops and high ridgelines. The enormity of these boulders will amaze you! This vantage point provides stunning views across 900 hectares of bushland and the surrounding regions.
The Curtisii Trail is graded as "difficult" due to:
some steep and rocky sections near the peak
lack of barriers at the top poses safety risks. The boulders are extremely large and the drop-off is quite sheer in some sections.
Despite this rating, the majority of the walk requires only average fitness levels. The main limitation of this track is its proximity to the motorway. Specifically, there is a section that travels right along the fence line, detracting from the nature experience.
The Curtisii Trail is approximately 2.2 kilometres in length. However, to access this trail, users need to firstly walk part of the Casuarina Trail, veering off along Swamp Box, Mahogany or Lomatia Trails (trail map). Before embarking on your journey, consider which trail combinations are most suitable for your particular group.
the slope of the boulders is more gradual towards the rear of these outcrops (facing the motorway). It is from this direction that many visitors choose to explore.
the ridgelines are quite wide - there is ample room for users to walk / observe without nearing the edge
provide level of care and supervision required for accompanying children
wear sturdy walking shoes
The aforementioned details are based on entry to Karawatha Forest via the Illaweena Street carpark. Please be advised that this car park fills very quickly in the mornings, subsiding as the day progresses.
Toilets and picnic shelters are provided for convenience of patrons.
There are currently 30 tracks at Karawatha Forest, ranging from 488m to 3kms. Learn about other tracks here.