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.
Agnes Water Lookout
Track from Agnes Water beach caravan park to lookout and across to 2 other beaches and back via inland track.
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.
Amphitheatre, Canarvon Gorge
Amphitheatre—8.6km return (3–4 hours) Class 3
Hidden inside the walls of the gorge is a 60m deep chamber, gouged from the rock by running water. Resounding acoustics add to the awe-inspiring atmosphere within the Amphitheatre.
Art Gallery, Canarvon Gorge
Over two thousand engravings, ochre stencils and freehand paintings adorn the 62m-long sandstone walls of this significant Aboriginal site. The Art Gallery contains one of the best examples of stencil art in Australia.
Located within a gap in Clematis Ridge, Baloon Cave is part of an entry point to the gorge used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years. This short walk among the fan palms and cycads leads to a small sandstone overhang featuring a fine example of stencilled Aboriginal rock art.
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
Big Bend, Canarvon Gorge
A natural pool in Carnarvon Crrek lies in an elbow of the gorge beneath looming sandstone walls. Rest here in the shade of large spotted gums and watch catfish and turtles swim in the tranquil waters of the upper reaches of Carnarvon Creek. A composting toilet and picnic table is located here. If you are planning to stay overnight at Big Bend, visit the park's visitor centre before you start, to record your trip details in the registration book, and log out of the book when you have completed yo
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/