Latest Walks

Easy
9.6 km return
3 hrs

Imbil Brooloo Rail Trail

Opened in July 2019, this rail corridor has thankfully been restored to provide a beautiful track for walkers, cyclist and horse riders. A highlight is its passage through Bell Bird Park, where a colony of more than 120 Bell Birds provide a continual chorus for visitors.

Hard
10 km
5 hrs

Mt Cougal

A walk along the border fence line to the twin summits of Mt Cougal. There are excellent views from the top!
It is hard for beginners. Make sure you check weather. Finding location is a little hard. When arrive see steel gate that states ‘please keep gate clear ta’ On side of gate you can enter, when pass the gate look to your left and see sign with with instructions. Don’t be discouraged when you start, it is a little scary, but it gets easier, but still lots of hill. Follow the barbed wired fence on your left the whole way. The track will go from very narrow to comfortable in some places. Once you reach the last 700 metres or so... it becomes much harder. You will see a thin rope to guide you - do not use this to pull you up as it will break!! You will come to a spot where the track will seem to end. Look for a tree that has arrows etched into it to guide you where to go. There’s also a small pink ribbon tied to a tree branch Up further. You have to go up! It’s hard but worth it.

Medium
3.4 km return
75 mins

Hazelbrook Four Waterfalls

This walk takes you to Horseshoe, Glow-worm Glen, Oakland and Burgess Waterfalls.

Easy
2.2 km return
1 hr

Echo Point (Lawson / Hazelbrook)

A short and easy walk to Echo Point (not to be confused with the one in Katoomba).

Medium
3 km return
90 mins

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit is three kilometres long and traverses South Lawson Park passing four very different waterfalls: Adelina Falls, sand lined Federal Falls, Cataract Falls and Junction Falls - an amphitheatre of cascading water.

Medium
800 m return
30 mins

Three Sisters Walk

A walk to the largest of the iconic three sisters at Katoomba

Easy
200 m return
5 mins

Lara Steps

148 concrete steps on part of Mount Buderim, with trees surrounding. Those into fitness go up and down these steps as many times as they can. When parked at the Lara Drive cul-de-sac, these steps do down. This "walk" is of little interest to bushwalkers - it is short with no particular features.

Easy
1.4 km return
45 mins

Eric Joseph Foote Sanctuary

The Eric Joseph Foote Sanctuary covers a huge area of 9 hectares (that’s 23 acres!) on Buderim's the eastern slopes. This land was given to the community association now known as the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) in 1948, by the local farming community’s Foote family. In 1948 the land was dedicated to the memory of their dear son Eric, killed in the fighting at the Somme during the First World War. They had been farming various crops there since 1903. Later it was put into the hands of the local council for administration, where after some time it was suggested the land should be sold due to lack of public interest. Fortunately the community outcry resulted in the formation of a voluntary committee in 1963, who took on the task to clear the overgrowth and create real public asset for all Buderim.

Very Hard
15 km return
12 hrs

Mount Bartle Frere - Eastern Approach

Mount Bartle Frere is Queensland's highest mountain. The eastern approach is a serious undertaking - after the Hannel Spur route up Mount Kosciuszko (1,800m elevation gain), it has the second most elevation gain of any summit in Australia (1,500m). Objective hazards include the boulder field below the summit which, due to the fact that orographic lifting means that the summit spends the majority of time in the cloud, is usually wet and slippery.

Very Hard
13 km return
9 hrs

Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South

Ascent of Mt Barney via South East Ridge and Descent via Peasants Ridge: a challenging but rewarding hike. The views are amazing and certainly worth the effort. If coming from Brisbane leave early and aim to be at Yellow Pinch carpark by 7:30-8am. Allow 3-4 hours for the ascent via the South East Ridge track and 2-3 hours for decent via South Ridge (Peasants Ridge) track.

Medium
3.8 km return
2 hrs

Hell Hole Falls

This is a well kept secret, that not even many of the locals know about! A strange name for such a beautiful place; it is a series of deep rock pools linked by small waterfalls before the creek plunges over the cliff into the Tweed Valley.
This rock formation is not part of Mt Warning's eruptions, but dates back before that time to the Chillingham volcanics.
A place for a cooling swim, picnic and to enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.
It is rumoured that the waters of the rock pools contain a natural hair conditioner that lasts for weeks.

Medium
2.4 km return
1 hr

Bukit Lapai

A short but steep hike up Mt Lapai where you are rewarded with excellent coastal views around Kota Kinabalu.

Hard
17 km return
2 days

Mt Kinabalu

A two day walk up the hightest mountain in South East Asia 4095m. Kinabalu is just outside the capital of Sabah on the island of Borneo...with unbelievable views of the surrounding country if the clouds clear. The walk/climb,stops near the summit where you stay over night with the final part of the walk done in the dark so you can watch the sun rise. Some people experience altitude sickness

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
2.5 km return
90 mins

Middle Island Summit

Walk from sunset beach to the far Northern point then across the Northern most of the two Eastern beaches and to the summit and back. No actual path some bush bashing and best view is from just before the summit as the summit's view is obscured by trees.

Easy
1.6 km return
30 mins

Kombartcho Sanctuary

Kumbartcho is a Flora and Fauna Sanctuary incorporating walking tracks around, lake, gardens, bridges, forests and a public park, BBQ and playground

Medium
3.6 km return
90 mins

Deer Reserve SF - T1

The northern half of Deer Reserve is a State Forest, containing native forest and hoop-pine plantations on steep mountainous slopes. It’s crisscrossed by management trails, which is perfect for hiking and mountain biking, provided you don’t mind hills.

Medium
8.5 km return
3 hrs

Brummies Lookout

A nice return walk along a rising forestry trail through tall forest and rainforest, then on to a foot trail ending at a small peak with great views towards nearby Mt Warning and the Border Ranges.

Medium
9 km return
4 hrs

Saint Valentines Peak

A nice walk preferably on a good weather day. The wind was blowing pretty hard on the summit the day I climbed. Well worth the views. Saw an echidna at the summit. The peak is approx 1100 meters and it stands alone so the views are very nice.

Hard
6.5 km
4 hrs

Mount May

Ascend by the northern ridge from the campsite then descend via the southwest ridge, then follow the 4WD road back to the Mt May reserve. You can also incorporate both the south and north summits on the same walks. Note: the northern ridge is recommended for ascent only due to loose rocks and scree.