Latest Walks

Medium
7.1 km return
2 hrs

Chermside Hills and Milne Hill Cct

A surprisingly diverse walk in the heart of the 'burbs' with the ability to totally lose oneself from the hectic pace of modern life, the sounds of traffic, the visual pollution of human settlement. On the two times I have done this walk I have come across a mob of wallabies in different sections of the walk.

Easy
5 km return
2 hrs

Lake Barrine

This picturesque freshwater lake has a walking track all the way around, together with Tea House and the opportunity of a Cruise on the waters. This is a water filled crater that was created some 10,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption.

Easy
9.4 km return
4 hrs

McDonalds Track

This historic track links Wright's Lookout to the Douglas Track, taking you from Kuranda down the Barron River Gorge. It provides views of the gorge from the southern side, seldom seen by the visitor unless they take the train down.

Very Easy
3 km return
1 hr

Wrights Lookout

A beautiful lookout over the Barron Gorge national park down to the Cairns' bay.

Very Easy
1.2 km return
45 mins

Barron Falls Lookout

A lovely little board walk with many information signs to a spectacular waterfall (especially in the wet season).

Easy
3.2 km return
90 mins

Carlo Sandblow

Named after one of Captain Cook's crew (Carlo), Carlos Sandblow provides magnificent 360° views. To the north is Fraser Island and Inskip Point and to the south the length of Rainbow Beach all the way to Double Island Point. Informative signs on the Sandblow are provided.

Very Hard
3 km
2 hrs

Mount Tibrogargan Summit

Almost a free climb instead of a hike.

It’s quite tricky to actually find it. Come off the Steve Irwin way at Matthew something park and drive around the back and through a tight railway tunnel then off to the right. You’ll pass some farming sheds on your right and the track to the car park is on your left.

According to Jinibara people’s lore and custom, Beerwah is the ancestral, pregnant mother. Tibrogargan is seen as the father with Ngungun, his faithful dingo, lying at his feet. The mountains around them are their children. Coonowrin is the eldest. The others are Beerburrum, Coochin, Elimbah, Tibberoowuccum, Miketeebumulgrai, Tunbubudla and, the youngest is currently known as Wild Horse Mountain.

Aboriginal people do not climb these mountains out of spiritual respect to Jinibara and Kabi Kabi peoples. They ask that visitors refrain from climbing them for the same reason.

Hard
12 km return
4 hrs

Picnic Point to Table Top

A terrific hike from the waterfall at Picnic Point to Table Top Mountain and return. Challenging in some sections of Table Top with rock scrambling and lots of gravel. The return trip to Picnic Point is also hilly. 12k is an approximate distance. You can add to this or shorten the walk with a few different options.

Easy
1.9 km one-way
1 hr

Pardalote Walk

A short walk around Picnic Point Parklands

Easy
2.6 km return
1 hr

Sandy Creek Circuit

This walk features lush rainforest with towering trees emerging through the canopy and at the falls, eucalypt forest. It follows Sandy Creek out to the western lookout of Cameron Falls, where on a clear day you can enjoy views across the valley to Mount Flinders and the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

This Track travels close to steep cliff edges, so stay on the designated track and behind the fences.

The falls are aligned such that under the correct conditions a rainbow will appear. It has been seen in the afternoon in late July.

Medium
6 km
3 hrs

The Northbrook River Trail (Northbrook Gorges)

Northbrook Gorge walking and swimming

Easy
4 km return
90 mins

Transit Hill

An easy walk along Bowker Avenue and through a dry rainforest of Greybark, Palms, Blackbutt, Maulwood and Sallywood trees, before following the pathway above Pinetrees Paddock to the viewing platform and then drop down to Blinky Beach.

Very Hard
2.9 km return
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah Summit

The highest of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Mt Beerwah summit walk is slightly easier than Mt Tibrogargan but still quite challenging. It has extensive views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Glasshouse Mountains.

History:
According to Jinibara people’s lore and custom, Beerwah is the ancestral, pregnant mother. As there is nothing more important than a mother giving birth, Jinibara people are taught to respect and protect Mount Beerwah—a deeply spiritual place. Their lore and custom teach them not to climb this mountain out of respect for its great sacredness. Tibrogargan is seen as the father with Ngungun, his faithful dingo, lying at his feet. The mountains around them are their children.

Aboriginal people do not climb these mountains out of spiritual respect to Jinibara and Kabi Kabi peoples. They ask that visitors refrain from climbing them for the same reason.

*** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ*****
PLEASE NOTE- February 2020 Due to the heavy rainfall, this track is currently CLOSED due to the risk of rock slippage.

Hard
16 km return
12 hrs

Mt Bartle Frere - Western Approach

Climb to the summit of Queensland's highest mountain (1,622m) provides a challenging way to explore this part of the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Bellenden Ker Range. This is not a race, so allow yourself two days to walk (recommended), climb and enjoy this trail. The fabulous summit views include the township of Innisfail and the coast to the east, and to the west, the undulating landscape of the Atherton Tableland.

Hard
2.9 km return
90 mins

Bald Rock Summit

Bald Rock is the largest granite monolith in Australia, situated near the Queensland - New South Wales Border just north of Tenterfield. The relatively short walk provides great views of surrounding Bald Rock National Park and neighbouring Girraween National Park.

Medium
10.8 km return
3.5 hrs

Mt Boogarem Lookout

Mt Boogarem is located on the Koonyum Range and forms part of the Mt Jesusalem National Park. You can in fact drive to the lookout, but that would take the fun out of bushwalking! The walk is from the entrance to the National Park along graded tracks, with an option to follow a horse riding track or visit a further lookout called Teales.

Medium
9.5 km
5 hrs

Gap Creek Falls

Closed due to bushfires as at 15-Feb-2020

Starts at the Mt Cordeaux carpark. The walk branches off from the track to Mt Cordeaux at the firt Fassifern Valley lookout. From here the track is downhill through the forest intitially and then more open bush. There are lovely views over the farmlands and valley. There is then a short steepish climb down to Gap creek and the top of the falls. From here you can wander along the creek a little before returning the same way. Better to do it cooler months as the return trip is all uphill and very exposed.

Easy
9 km return
3 hrs

Buhot Creek Circuit

This trail starts from the upper day-use area and allows visitors to explore Daisy Hill Conservation Park and adjoining Neville Lawrie Reserve. Take time by tranquil waterholes and enjoy views from the old quarry.

Very Hard
12.3 km return
8 hrs

Mt Gower

Not for the faint hearted, this 875m very special guided climb to the top of Mt Gower and the 'cloud forest' is the highest easily accessible rainforest in the world.
Mt Gower is rated one of Australia’s best day walks and the hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops.
Walkers traverse over 12km across the mountain’s rugged terrain, encountering some of the island’s rarest plants and wildlife along the way.
Standing atop Gower’s iconic peak, amongst its misty forest, walkers experience breathtaking 360° views of the island and its crystal blue waters.

Hard
4.6 km return
3 hrs

Goat House Cave

A steep climb through wet rainforest till you reach the cliffs of Mt Lidgbird at 400m and to your left is the large volcanic cliff overhang know as Goat House Cave, with its spectacular views of the settlement on the one side and Ball's Pyramid on the other.