Buhot Creek Circuit in Daisy Hill State Forest is one of the longer trails in the forest. The circuit is ideal for an emersive experience – just take a map with you so you don’t emerse yourself for longer than expected!
Location: Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill, 4127
Walking Distance: 9km
Elevation: Numerous hills
Time: 3+ hours
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Opening Times: The park and ring road are open to vehicles from 9am to 4pm or 5pm during the hotter months, however walkers and cyclists can assess the park outside of these times. The park may close during times of extreme weather or for maintenance.
Facilities: Toilets, BBQ, picnic tables, mountain bike riding, horse riding, dogs on leash, koala information centre.
What to take: Water, camera, insect repellant
Buhot Creek Circuit can be started from various points. The most logical starting point is from the upper day use area; turn right immediately after entering the Daisy Hill Forest precinct to access the parking area. For the most part Daisy Hill State Forest is a dry, open, eucalypt forest. There are splashes of green, mostly around Buhot Creek, but this is a very slow flowing creek, if it’s flowing at all.
About half of the Buhot Creek Circuit takes you out of Daisy Hill Conservation Park and into the adjoining Neville Lawrie Reserve. Most of the junctions are well signed although a few aren’t and even with a map it can be tricky to stay on course. Stay alert to wildlife, there is plenty to be seen. Mobile reception isn’t accessible in all areas so be sure to take sensible precautions – like packing a snake bandage!
A very small detour off the circuit will give you spectacular views of the Old Quarry. On the far shore there is easy access to the water. People and dogs swim here, however proceed at your own risk.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park has so much to offer. One day isn’t nearly enough to explore it all!