Latest Walks

Hard
10 km one-way
3.5 hrs

Cambroon Lane to Charlie Moreland Camping Area

A walk through the Imbil State forest on wide dirt tracks with the last section on Sunday creek road.

Very Easy
1 km return
45 mins

Walk on Water Track

This short walk invites you to see beautiful bushland and mangroves while experiencing the Aboriginal cultural heritage that makes this area so special.

Starting from Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, you’ll follow a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and walking track through eucalypt forest, woodlands and swamp forests, before emerging among the diverse mangrove communities along Tweed River.

Read about the plants, animals, bush tucker and culture of the Minjungbal people from interpretive signage along the way. For a fascinating local perspective, why not take a guided tour from Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre?

See Bora Ring, a sacred Aboriginal site traditionally used for men’s initiation ceremonies. Today, it continues to be an important place for Minjungbal people, providing a spiritual link with their ancestors.

This easy walk also offers great birdwatching opportunities. Keep your binoculars handy to see shorebirds and waders like the greater egret and royal spoonbill.

Easy
3.5 km return
1 hr

Upland Bushwalk

A circular walk in the southern end of Maroochy Botanic Garden, on a natural rough track with creek crossings that passes through a range of ecosystems including eucalypt open forest and riparian rainforest.

Medium
3.5 km return

Piccabeen circuit at Charlie Moreland, Imbil State Forest

Nice walk through open eucalypt and piccabeen palm grove. Nice day use area to have a picnic / bbq. Part of the circuit is along side a small creek.

Easy
2 km return
45 mins

Springsure Lookout

Fairly easy hike to the lookout when leaving the car at the scenic drive and walk further up. Has some nice views of the town of Springsure

Easy
5 km return
1 hr

Eclipse Gap and Skyline Lookouts

From the FReds Gorge day use area , these two lookouts can be combined quite easy. Yet do provide very similar views other than you can't see Virgin Rock from Eclipse Gap

Easy

Blackdown Tablelands

A surprising oasis in the middle of the plains west of Rockhampton. Dirt tracks accessible to car in dry weather will take you up to the cool plateau, with short walks as signed leading from the trail to rock pools and falls. Worth the detour if in the area.

Easy
500 m return
15 mins

Yeppoon Lookout/Walking Track Circuit

A circuit track on Mt Archer with a lookout over Rockhampton

Easy
1.4 km return
45 mins

Bracken Fern Way

A short walk at the top of Mt Archer to a lookout over southern Rockhampton.

Hard
14 km
5 hrs

Zamia Walk (ascent)

Start walk from German Street car park which is unsigned. The trail begins from the carpark heading east behind the houses with creek on right-hand side. At end of housing estate is a creek crossing and sign for the park. Walk another 1-2 km until you reach another park sign and a metal post indicating the start of the walk. The path is well defined throughout although overgrown in parts. For the next 6km the path will hug the side of Moores Creek with multiple creek crossings. Take care not to lose the path when crossing the creek in the upper reaches. There is also a nice forest to walk through before the main ascent starts which has a lot vegetation when climbing the side of the mountain. Once you lose the main branch of the creek (about 7-8km) the trail will begin to ascend the mountain and cross some smaller branches of the creek with small waterfalls. The trail will then reach a ridge and subsequent lookout point with grass trees all around and view of the Beserker Ranges. The ascent is then quite easy from this point on with plenty of opportunities to take a break with rest chairs available. The walk can be frustrating at time as it follows the creek right around the base of mountain before it commences an ascent. It also has multiple minor ascent and decents on the base of the mountain which hug the creek. You think you are going to ascend only to find another creek crossing. The creek is usually flowing and very clear giving you the opportunity to fill your water bottle up at refresh at various stages before the full ascent commences. The trail is also very rocky in parts when following the creek so a high degree of care must be taken not to roll an ankle. This a challenging and sometimes demanding hike so leave plenty of time to complete. Their are plenty of signs to help you find the way from the middle section of the hike onwards which help hikes descending. Take plenty of water for this hike as it is a very humid climate. Parks recommend this climb as descent only. It is also deemed a one-way trail.

Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Capricorn Caves

These ancient above ground caves honeycomb a limestone ridge and offer more than 1.5km of passages to explore.
On a guided tour visit the labyrinth of large caves featuring beautiful decoration, amazing fig tree roots and maybe little insectivorous bats, highlighted by the 'Cathedral Cave', with its near perfect acoustics.

Hard
1.8 km return
90 mins

Mount Jim Crow

Mt Jim Crow is a volcanic plug of trachyte, sitting alone on a flat plain at over 200m high. There are a few different tracks up which include steep walks. One section is a loose rock scramble for about 60m. Beautiful views. Easy bushwalk to the base of the mountain. A quick but hard climb up to the top.

Medium
700 m return
40 mins

Double Head Track

This is a council maintained track up the southern peak of Double Head at Rosslyn near Yeppoon. It takes you to Fan Rock and a lookout towards the northern Peak.

Medium
2.3 km return
90 mins

Bluff Point Walking Track

Good enjoyable walk, I'd say it a medium difficulty level for beginners. Use to run it everyday with incredible lookouts over to the islands and overall an enjoyable time.

Medium
5 km return
3 hrs

Fisherman's to Long then Monkey then Shelving

From Fishermans Beach make your way to the old runway behind the resort which you can follow to Long Beach. Then you can head over the head land past an aboriginal shell midden to Monkey Beach then to shelving and back to Fishermans.

Medium
15 km
4 hrs

Curtis Island

This walk takes you along the eastern coastline of Curtis Island, starting from South End. There are two established camp sites along the eastern coast (Turtle St - about 15km, and Joey Lees - about 29km), and another at the northern end (Yellow Patch). This is a fairly exposed walk, along the beach in some areas and along the top of the headland in others. It would be much too hot in summer. The views are pretty spectacular the whole way and it is not busy at all - we walked on a long weekend and met one group of 4WD'ers, and no other walkers. There are no facilities along the way- you will need to bring all of your own water.

Hard
7 km return
4 hrs

Mount Larcom Walk

A steep climb up to the Mount Larcom TV relay station. The beginning of the track winds towards the base of the climb, lots of loose dirt and grass surrounding the trail. After ~400m or so, the trail becomes fairly steep. Most of the trail is covered in very loose rock and dirt, lots of tree roots sticking up out of the ground - they make excellent footholds but watch your footing as it can be slippery on the way down. The last section involves plenty of rock scrambling, almost vertical towards the peak. Bring plenty of water, even in the Winter as this is a fairly strenuous hike.

Easy
780 m return
20 mins

Rainforest Discovery Circuit

A short walk through rainforest with information boards and pictures by local school students.

Easy
1.6 km return
30 mins

Granite Bend Circuit

An extension on the Rainforest Discovery Circuit that takes you through rainforest and along Broken River.

Medium
8 km one-way
2 hrs

Credition Creek Track

A walk that follows Broken River through rainforest, linking the Broken River Visitor Area with the wishing pool Circuit.