Distance: 2.3 km
Average Gradient: 4%
Elevation gain: 84 metres
Road Surface: Gravel
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Bourkes Creek Road is an absolutely stunning road to climb taking you through some very impressive rainforest. The climb finishes at the R.J Chambers Flora and Fauna Reserve which offers some very steep hiking.
R.J Chambers Flora and Fauna Reserve
This reserve is located in Pakenham Upper. The reserve is a 121.4 hectares and is home to 88 bird and 336 indigenous plant species. Four creeks run through Chambers Reserve: Bourkes including the Shelton and Swampy Creek which all join Toomuc Creek. Definately worth paying a visit.
The climb begins just after you pass the Dewhurst Farm.
There is 500 metres of easy climbing before you come to a hairpin. You’ll find that the road flattens for a short distance.
This is a single lane road so keep an eye out for cars.
There are lots of free flowing corners to help break up the climb and you’ll find it a very enjoyable climb.
And it’s easy on the eye.
Bourkes Creek Road is one of those rare climbs that you can sit back and just enjoy the moment.
The climb finishes at the entrance to the R.J Chamber Flaura & Fauna Reserve.
If you’re like me and just love to climb. Either turn right at the gates to the R.J Chambers Flora & Fauna Reserve and keep on climbing up to the top of the reserve. Otherwise you can turn left and keep climbing up Matters Road. Either way is super steep and will be guaranteed to finish off your legs.