Latest Walks

Hard
22 km
6 hrs

Gheerulla Valley circuit

A pleasant day walk in the spectacular Gheerulla Valley including some steep sections from the river up and some great lookouts at the top.

Easy
3 km return
40 mins

Highfields Falls

Short walk to the top and bottom of small falls . There’s three starting points that ultimately lead to the falls. Small creek crossing (paved).

Medium
6 km
3 hrs

The Northbrook River Trail (Northbrook Gorges)

Northbrook Gorge walking and swimming

Easy
1.4 km return
1 hr

Treetop Walkway

A treetop walkway that takes you 30m up into the canopy and includes a cantilever and 47m tower that provides a spectacular vista of the surrounding mountains, lakes and forest.

Easy
1.7 km return
1 hr

Hokitika Gorge

Hokitika Gorge, often referred to as the "Blue Gorge', due to its vivid turquoise water, swing bridge and surrounding of lush native bush, looks just too good to be true.

Medium
4.5 km return
2.5 hrs

Burraga Track (Bidjigal Reserve)

Valley views. Sandstone shelter, closed Coachwood forest, Ridgetop Heathland, sandstone gullies and woodland. Wildflowers and orchids in Spring. Eastern Water Dragons at Bidgiwong Rock. Water pools, flowing streams and filtered sunlight.

Easy
2.8 km return
1 hr

Philosophers Falls

10 minute drive out of Waratah towards Savage River. It’s a magical walk that took about an hour to stroll with plenty of photo opportunities. About 200 stairs to the falls viewing platform. Such a beautiful walk, well worth the drive to Waratah.

Medium
5 km return
2 mins

Castle Hill

Castle Hill Basin lies between the Torlesse and Craigieburn mountain ranges and is characterised by its distinctive limestone rock formations. These limestone rock formations are the water eroded remnants of limestone formed during the Oligocene age 30-40 million years ago when much of present day New Zealand was covered by the sea.
The area is of special cultural, spiritual and historical significance to Ngai Tahu who named it Kura Tawhiti (treasure from afar). Hidden amongst the limestone outcrops of Castle Hill are traces of 500-year old charcoal drawings traditionally said to have been left by the Waitaha, the first people to travel through this area.

Medium
2.1 km return
1 hr

The Breakaways

Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park consists of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name ‘The Breakaways.’ The two lookouts highlight the open spaces and colourful environment, leaving an impression of the long gone inland sea that our early explorers dreamt of. As the day goes by, the passing of the sun changes the desert colours, creating photogenic scenes that appear surreal.

Easy
90 mins

Brisbane River Walk

This is my taken pathway: Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Riverwalk, Kangaroo Point on a sunny hot day! It took me 1.5h equivalent to 10k & 11,000 steps

Very Easy
1 km one-way
30 mins

Brushbox Falls Lookout

Brushbox Falls Lookout is in the eastern precinct of the Border Ranges National Park

Medium
10.3 km return
3 hrs

Hooker Valley Track

One of the most popular walks in the park, the track leads up the Hooker valley towards Aoraki/Mount Cook. It passes close to the Alpine Memorial (a great viewpoint) and Freda’s Rock before coming to the viewing point of the Mueller Glacier and the first swing bridge.

Cross the Hooker River here and carry on to the second swing bridge. Look out for many different wildflowers along the way, including celmisia and the Mount Cook buttercup/kopukupuku.

The track from the first swing bridge to the second travels between old moraine ridges and humps. Past the second bridge, the vegetation changes to more open tussock and a wider valley floor. A third swing bridge leads to the East Hooker and the source of the Hooker River. The track ends at the glacier lake, where there are amazing views to be had of Aoraki/Mount Cook, Hooker Glacier and the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana.

Return the same way, enjoying more views down valley and across to the Sealy Range.

Hard
14.9 km return
6 hrs

Roy's Peak

A very worthwhile walk to get to that famous view! It's tough on the knees & quite relentless, but the outlook makes it all worthwhile. The lookout is where most hikers stop, but the actual peak is a further 40 minutes - 1 hour further on.

Very Hard
3 km return
3.5 hrs

Mt Tibrogargan

I attempted the climb solo and found it not too difficult. Slightly easier than Mt Beerwah and the view up top was worth the climb. Got up in 45mins and down in 60 mins.

Easy
5.86 km return
84 mins

Woodgate Banksia Walking Track

A 200m paved surface leads from the entrance of the park to the boardwalk. The boardwalk is 400m in distance making a round trip from the park entrance and back about 1.4 km. The walking track varied from hard pressed dirt and grass, to quite soft sandy soil but in general was very well maintained and flat. Prams with pump-up tyres and bikes would both cope well on this track. The full circuit is 5.2km and takes about 2 hours to complete. The scenery was varied from large cabbage palms and ferns to forests of eucalypts and banksias.

Hard
8 km return
4 hrs

Yul-yan-man Track

Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, rock scrambling challenges and diverse plant communities await you are you skirt Mt Beerburrum and then transverse the Trachyte Ridge, before reaching a heath covered bluff and descending into the open eucalypt forest below.

Medium
3.5 km return
1 hr

Mount Beerburrum

A paved but very steep walk leads 700 metres uphill through a small area of rainforest, then winds up through eucalyptus woodland to a fire tower. There is a 360 degree view of the Glass House Mountains and other parts of South East Queensland from the summit. On a clear day, Brisbane CBD is visible too. when decending the fire tower, go down backwards as you would with any ladder, several people have tried to go down forward and had very nasty accidents.

Medium
5 km
2 hrs

Toohey Forest to Mt Gravatt

The track is paved then bitumen to wide track. This walk can be completed in almost all conditions.

Medium
1.2 km
30 mins

Mount Gravatt Summit Track

You will see creepers, ferns, shrubs and large trees on this winding track up the mountain. Once you reach the summit a breathtaking view is your reward. Admire the spectacular views from Mt Gravatt Outlook.

Very Easy
1.2 km return
20 mins

Hemmant Quarry Reserve

Hemmant Quarry Reserve is located on Fleming Road in Hemmant, 11 kilometres east of Brisbane's CBD. The 24 hectare reserve is part of the Bulimba Creek Catchment and contains open eucalypt forest and wetland species around an old quarry that is now a water body and wildlife habitat.

The reserve contains important habitat for a wide array of bird species and other wildlife including koalas.

Visitors can enjoy the reserve through a series of short walking tracks starting from the car park on Fleming Road, Hemmant.