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.
Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls and back
A stroll through the SE Queensland rainforest, with spectacular views down Obi Obi 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.
Bunyaville State forest reserve
Nice to find a piece of bushland so close to brisbane, not a lot to see, but there is a small boardwalk with a tree discovery section .. was very wet when I was there
Camp site 3 to Cooloola sandpatch
12 km return/4 hours
several walks amounting to aprox 16kms drive to Monto and follow the signs ... the tracks are well marked and easy .. great photo oppunities and better after a wet season.
Carnarvon National Park - Lonesome Section
Carnarvon National Park - Lonesome Section. Good views of Arcadia Valley to the north. Remote walk.
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/