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Duck creek road is the only way a 4wd should go up to O'Reilly's. The road is in fair condition and there were fallen rocks on the road. The road is clay base and wet weather is advised to avoid. The steep decent with clay may cause an accident. Please note signs are posted on the road warning about it. Duck Creek road runs through private property and leaving the road isn't recommended as you could find a upset farm/owner.

The track recorded gives an easy path to find the road from Beaudesert. Some video will be available in the near future on

Difficulty: Easy Track Easy
Length: 10km to 30km
Features: Sand, Mud, Steep ascents/descents, Clay
Latitude: -28.214085
Longitude: 153.124132
Duck Creek to Beaudesert
Duck Creek to Beaudesert
Duck Creek to Beaudesert

Driver Track Log

2015-04-12 Holden ColoradoEightyeight Easy main track, lots of traffic. Some stock expensive jeeps with low profile tyres did it easy. Side tracks are where the fun is at
2015-01-18 Mitsubishi Tritonevilstig Ok everyone else must using a different track... this is not even considered 4wd its 90% Sealed roads and 10% of extreme easy drive through someones farm with about 4 gates. Might take the girlfriends Micra next time to make it a semi challenge.
2014-12-29 Mitsubishi PajeroMaurice
2014-10-12 Toyota LandcruiserBLO Tidy little track. Not hard core.
2014-09-15 Toyota Landcruisermypizzaiscold
2014-02-24 Suzuki Sierrajtayl153 went up again yesterday with mates (needed a spotter for one of the side tracks). Great fun! Stock Jimny got up there no problem! Only needed 4L for 2 minutes whilst crawling up a rocky side track. awesome fun!
2014-01-27 Subaru ForesterFletch59 Lovely drive, fair bit of traffic on the public holiday. Had some fun on a few of the side tracks. Road was in good condition - no trouble at all. Nicer than the drive back down the bitumen.
2014-01-26 Nissan Navaramotorsyko
2014-01-05 Subaru OutbackOutback2011 Went from Beaudesert up to O'Reilly's. Hot and dry day, little traffic. Easy in the dry, my mainly standard Outback and a mates Volvo XC70 had no trouble for SUV's (they do want to grow up to be real 4WD's). Could be a dangerous track if very wet & slippery, particularly if coming down from O'Reilly's. We stopped on one corner about half way up at a farmer's gate entrance and looked over the edge to see the remnants of a 4WD tray back that had gone down a very steep incline some 30 metres, only retrieved what they needed to, so caution as always is required (hopefully the vehicle rolled over the edge whilst the farmer opened his gate & left the handbrake off) - Good easy track in the dry.
2013-6 Ssangyong Mussob1zz1ebees
2013-12-23 Nissan PatrolTiziri Came down from Lamington NP with the camper trailer. Much more interesting than the black top on the way up from Canungra. Weather was warm and dry. No traffic.
2013-09-14 Toyota 4RunnerD9runner
2013-09-14 Toyota 4RunnerD9runner
2013-04-28 Nissan Pathfinderozjeff My 1st 4x4 drive. Very easy up and down, some great views and nice drive up to O'Reilly's for a lunch. Don't forget to bring $3 for the honesty donation box. Watch out for the camels down below and the odd snake.
2013-04-06 Mitsubishi Challengerlast_raiden Went here only 2 weeks after purchasing our new Challenger XLS 2012. Easy 4wd track for beginners (like myself). Don't need anything fancy. Just take your time and choose a good line. There are some deep ruts if you want the challenge.
2013-03-27 Mitsubishi PajeroDolive8989 Was A Very Good Family Day Out Very Flat though but Great Views
2013-03-07 Isuzu Mumkemp28 Easy Drive, nice scenery. One large mud hole about halfway, the only spot where 4WD is really needed.
2013-01-09 Mazda BT-50chevy This is a dirt track now that could be completed by a Mobility Scooter. About 1/2 way up though hang a left and there are some short tracks that lead to some look outs. Further up these tracks from the right will cross the main road and go to the right side of the track. These are a mixture of easy to hard and all the hard parts have alternative tracks. There was a bit of mud around as well which was also good fun. But the main track is a flat as a tack
2013-01-06 LandRover DiscoveryBeakerman This track is unbelievably different to when I didn't two months ago. It has now been totally graded and I reckon can be done in a 2wd with no problems. Even after a bit of rain it hasn't cut up. Sadly will no doubt mean it will become busy and will not be the same idyllic drive it used to be.
2012-12-29 Toyota LandcruiserMJT73 Recently been graded, very easy, didn't need to use 4wd. Will go again at a later date, hopefully a bit more fun after some wear and tear.
2012-11-28 Nissan Patrolangryassdrummer easy, but fun. been graded recently for summer tourists to oreilys. still a good spot for a few hours, have lunch at the look out etc best spot in the sth east for new drivers to practice on
2012-11-04 Toyota 4RunnerBenHendo Although a short track, we made a whole day out of 4x4ing and O'Reilly's! Track in great condition.
2012-09-10 Toyota FJ CruiserKatabolism
2012-09-01 Jeep Wrangler UnlimitedSlntKngt Great track. Completed twice with the wife and had great fun doing it.
2012-09-01 Mitsubishi Pajerosymo Bit rougher than expected, lots of ruts but did it easy in 4H. Probably not suited to soft roaders at the moment.
2012-09-01 Nissan PathfinderFricken Barry Good track as discribed good side track for difficalty great veiws, don't forget your 3 buck (suggested) honesty donation at the gate :)
2012-08-22 Jeep Grand CherokeeRThomson1
2012-07-29 Toyota Landcruisernumbnuts38
2012-07-22 Holden Rodeostevemcfallan Did this track with my young fella, fun easy drive very scenic, mostly dry track with a few simple climbs, bit of 'rally' type driving along the top although blind corners and some large potholes make sure you cant go crazy. Tree top walk when you get to the top is interesting - esp if you have a few issues with wobbly bridges :)
2012-06-17 Mitsubishi Pajeroarmadilloc I did this track in the dry and found it quite easy (and enjoyed some nice scenery along the way), although some friends from work were not able to complete it one week earlier after some rain.
2012-05-19 Suzuki Sierravolvodriver Did this both directions today, was a good day out, not hard at all, never actually felt the need to lock in the hubs. There's a few challenging sections off the side that i wouldn't mind trying if i have a second car as backup. I can see how it would be a nice challenge in the wet too.
2012-05-19 Suzuki Sierravolvodriver Did this both directions today, was a good day out, not hard at all, never actually felt the need to lock in the hubs. There's a few challenging sections off the side that i wouldn't mind trying if i have a second car as backup. I can see how it would be a nice challenge in the wet too.
2012-04-09 Mazda BT-50chevy Great Track, it took about 70mins to get up and down the track with traffic. It was washed out a bit in places and soft roaders would certinaly struggle. Great trip, a must do.
2012-04-08 Mitsubishi PajeroNigel82
2012-02-12 Nissan TerranoFilV Nice challenges on a couple of side tracks. Great drive with great scenery.
2011-12-20 Toyota Hiluxtractormack This track offers great views and I would say,suits beginners when dry. The drive is not so much of a challenge but when I went, there were some large rocks on the track that had only recently dislodged from the cliffs above due to rain. Has some great picnic spots along the way.
2011-11-13 LandRover Discoverygords Easy little run, fair few other 4BY's / trail bikes on the track but it was a Sunday so I can't say I was surprised. Was dry and track was in decent condition, nothing challenging. Great sunday drive.
2011-09-10 Toyota PradoJimboPrado Good learner track. Some semi-rough and steep sections but quite trafficable with care. Great fun drive with some nice views too. Track was open and in decent condition. Enjoy!
2011-08-20 Mitsubishi PajeroColinV Done the first run up this road in 2003 with a Toyota Surf...this time in NJ Pajero. No matter how many time I go up Duck Creek Road, I love it...the scenery and stopping points for a bite to eat or a cuppa. Is very easy drive, great for someone just kicking off in their 4WD. Just remember, take your rubbish with you, and have a great time. O'Rielys is a great spot, do the tree top walk on the swinging bridge...they have accomodation, gift shop and you can get a feed in the restaurant of cafe, hand feed lorrikiets (small fee for bag of feed).
2011-02-14 Mitsubishi PajeroPajNut Run up Duck Creek Rd last week, at night, on the way home from Rathdowney... Should have heeded the Road Closed Ahead sign that was posted waaaaaay back on Kerry Road.. It was about 7:30PM by time we hit the gates at the bottom and took us nearly an hour to climb. Very deep ruts, many large dangerous washouts. Most of the dangerous stuff was on the bottom 1/4; once up the top it wasn't too much worse than normal. When we got out of there and up to O'Reillys there was a large Road Closed sign blocking the exit/entrance which we had to move to get out (but then put back)... Just an update for others, I don't know when it will be fixed and re-opened as there was quite a lot of damage from the floods.
2011-01-31 Ford Territorybathtub Good drive down not as much water in the creeks at the bottom as I expected after all the rain. Deep ruts, Washouts in track had to really pick a good line. Still easy have to try up next time also.
2009-05-23 Toyota PradoBig Rig Always a nice drive. Would like to camp in the area close by to hike to the Stinsons wreck
2009-03-15 Toyota PradoSheppyG
2008-01-13 Toyota Landcruiservikingdownunder
2003 Toyota Hilux SurfColinV
Mitsubishi PajeroMaurice

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Climatic data for Duck Creek to Beaudesert

Mean Max Temp °C29.3°28.3°27.4°25.6°22.7°20.5°20.3°21.8°24.4°26.4°27.6°29.4°
Mean Min Temp °C18.5°18.6°16.8°13.9°10.9°7.4°5.3°5.8°8.7°12.3°14.9°17.1°
Avg Rainfall mm206.2233.0216.6145.8117.787.076.452.841.2106.8102.2169.8
Likelyhood of rain*35%42%42%29%26%19%16%16%16%26%26%32%
Weather data obtained from TYALGUM (COODGEE STREET), located 18.2kms from Duck Creek to Beaudesert
* Likelihood of more than 1mm rain falling on any day in the given month.

Latest LIVE weather - April , 2015
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Last 7 days of Rainfall
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Live weather data obtained from HINZE DAM, located 24.4kms from Duck Creek to Beaudesert, courtesy of the BOM
* Data is fetched for yesterday's rainfall at 12.30pm each day.
track chatTrack Talk
Mar 10 2012, 22:51pm
Duck Creek Road, first time I went along this road was in 1993 in a Toyota Surf. Since then could not count using both fingers and toes how many time have gone up and down Duck Creek Road. And each time I love it, scenery, stopping along the way grab a bite to eat and that hot cuppa (especialy in Winter) over looking the valleys below. It is a easy track, excellent if you are just kicking off into the world of 4WD (IMPORTANT : DO NOT TRY THIS TRACK AFTER OR DURING HEAVY RAIN IT IS CLAY BASED AND GETS EXTREMELLY SLIPPERY AND DANGEROUS) Also take your rubiish with you if you stop off along the way, reach the top then turn right and head off to O'Rielys is not far away. There is accomodation, Cafe, Retaurant and Gift Shop...walking tracks a plenty, you have to head off along the tree top walk on the swinging bridge...grab a bag of feed and hand feed the Lorrikiets, they are extremelly friendly. Then relax before you head off down Duck Creek Road.
Rubicon Rat
Jul 16 2012, 23:17pm
Rubicon Rat
Great easy track to "cut your teeth on". Some mushy bits, washouts and deep wheel ruttes which make it fun. Low clearance 4wd/AWD may struggle.
Dec 28 2012, 12:09pm
this track is fun and close to brissie. been on it dozens of times. been graded recently by O'Reilys for their bus tours. a standard car can drive it when graded, when its been wet and ungraded for a long time its a lot more fun. best spot in sth east qld for new 4x4ers to practice too. highly recommended. just dont go there expecting too much, its very very easy
Dec 30 2012, 18:14pm
A bit of a let down, heard alot about this track, but has recently been graded, came down this track from O'Reillys yesterday and didn't even need to engage 4wd. Will have to look at going again at a later date after the track has had a bit of wear and tear.

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