The Sunshine State
Queensland has a wealth of bushwalking opportunities including multiple World Heritage Listed rainforests such as the Daintree and Lamington National Park, great coastal and island parks like Fraser Island and Hinchinbrook Island.
A great little stroll to look out over Bustard Bay.
Amamoor creek camping area
This walk starts across the road from the main stage at the top of the hill at the muster site, and winds up hill through thick bush allowing no views. Crossing a couple of dry creeks,(even though there has been rain here)until it hits a foresty road and follows it up another hill, before you start the down hill run. A lot of bunya pine and little else. the track is well defined.
This track rises to a knoll with westerly views. You will see grass trees and Australian native grasses. If you are lucky you may even see swamp wallabies feeding on the grass.
Picnic area available at entrance
Grade: hard, steep climb
Suited to: bushwalking, flora walking
Habitat: open grassland, eucalypt forest
Must: see the regionally rare keraudrenia species
Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls and back
A stroll through the SE Queensland rainforest, with spectacular views down Obi Obi creek.
Battleship Spur (Carnarvon National Park). Start at the Ranger Hut and walk up the gorge until you reach Boowinda Gorge. Walk up Boowinda Gorge and ascend gap in wall. Walk another 4km to the spur ascending 4 false summits and ridges. Take care on rock scree about halfway up to summit. Plenty of steps and markers to guide the way. Hard day walk recommended only for great walk months of the year. Take plenty of water. Possible Telstra Next G (blue tick) phone reception at summit depending on phon
Billai Dhagun Cct
Billai Dhagun Circuit is part of the Boondall Wetlands, and after rain this walk can get quite wet. It is still quite an easy walk though. The name means 'Place of She-oaks', and you will see plenty of these here. There is a bird hide along the walk so that you can watch the water birds at the opening to Nundah Creek.
Bluff Point (Capricorn National Point)
Start at the carpark and make your way up the Bluff to two lookout points. The first has a view down a cliff where you can see green turtles swimming. A fun and easy family walk for all ages. Great views of the Capricorn Coast.
Walk through tall open forest and discover this scenic creek's cascades, waterfalls and rock pools.&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;At the junction of Peters and Booloumba creeks view The Breadknife rock formation.&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;Swim in the pool at the base of the falls, wow ! beautiful cool mountain water on a hot summers day.&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt
Broken River walk
A walk through Eungella NP, passing through lush rainforest. Sky Window lookout is part way through the walk and an ideal rest stop with an amazing view. Walk ends at Broken River. Follow the winding road back to your car.
Stop back the Eungella Chalet for a cold drink and amazing views after the walk :)
Brooyar State Forest
This walk looks like it is in the process of being redeveloped... poorly marked at the start but once on the track it's fairly well defined. The walk takes you through scrub forest with many grass trees and the endless deafening chatter of cicadas. You climp up the hill from the waterhole and meander across the top of the rock face but there is little to view from here unless you leave the path, and then find your way back to the park ground near the toilet block.
World Heritage Areas
- Fraser Island
- Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Lamington NP, Springbrook NP, Mount Chinghee NP, Mount Barney NP, Main Range NP)
- Great Barrier Reef
- Wet Tropics (Daintree NP, Barron Gorge NP, Cedar Bay NP, Girringun NP, Wooroonooran NP)
Environmental Protection Agency - Parks and Forests - http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/