Short Cut Loop 

Town Walks
3.4 km
2 hours
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

The shorter option of the Plateau Loop, aptly named the Short Cut Loop gives you a glimpse of the picturesque valleys, pine plantations and Stanley Barge Dam.

This walk can be extended up to the Mount Stanley picnic spot and lookout by walking a further 4km or jump in the car to reach the views faster!

Signage for this walk will be installed in 2022. Until then, stick to marked trails and take caution to watch for fallen debris and native animals.