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Large rock removed from Burleigh's Rainforest Circuit

1 February 2016

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers have today removed a large rock that rolled a short distance onto the Rainforest Circuit at Burleigh Head National Park on Sunday 31 January.

Principal Ranger John Carter said the rock had rolled less than a metre from a spot beside the park’s least-used track.

“The section of track is not identified as a rockfall risk zone, and no rockfalls have been previously recorded in this area,” Mr Carter said.

“The rock popped out of position late on Sunday afternoon and rolled less than a metre onto the track.

“Rangers inspected the site early this morning, moved the rock off the track, and found there were no dangerous or large rocks remaining in or around the source area.

“Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service regularly monitors boulder fields and weather conditions in the park to minimise exposure to risk.

“We close the Oceanview Track for through walks during periods of significant rainfall, high winds and low temperature; however, the amount of rainfall since Friday was not enough to trigger a closure.

“A significant number of boulders were removed along the Oceanview Track below the Rainforest Circuit last year to reduce the risk of rockfalls,” Mr Carter said.

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1 February 2016