Latest Walks

Easy
3.5 km return
1 hr

Sandy Creek Track

Walk through patches of majestic Hoop Pine forests following
Sandy Creek on this moderate level hike.

Hard
8.2 km return
3.5 hrs

Honeyeater Lookout

A walk to a lookout overlooking the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach

Medium
10.2 km return
3 hrs

Curra Moors

If you long for a challenging walk to clear the head and work the body, the Curra Moors loop track through the eastern section of Royal National Park is just the ticket. The bush meets the sea with dramatic sandstone cliffs and spectacular coastal views, so there are plenty of scenic views.

The track will lead you through woodlands of scribbly gums and angophoras before opening up to heathland. If you like birdwatching, be sure to look for the nectar loving lewins honey eater and the eastern spinebill. If you’re here in spring, the wildflowers, in particular the hakeas, are the ultimate in aroma therapy.

Stop for a break at the spectacular Curracurrong waterfall, or take the short detour north to Eagle Rock. Keep an eye out for whales, in season, as you follow the coastal track south to Garie North Head. Stop for a picnic lunch and soak up the spectacular panoramic views.

Easy
5.4 km return
90 mins

Hells Gates

Coastal track on the northern side of Noosa National Park with great ocean views before returning over the hill on the Tanglewood track.

Medium
10.98 km
3.5 hrs

Mt Mitchell

Mt Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap, is a good track walk which provides great views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and through to Mt Barney.

Medium
4.2 km return
2 hrs

Blue Gum Walk

Blue Gum Loop - also called Joe's Mountain Circuit - is a short, popular and very scenic circuit near Hornsby through Berowra Valley Regional Park, passing the Fishponds on Berowra Creek and Washtub on Waitara Creek. It's been recognised by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2015 as one of the “Six of the best bushwalks” in Sydney. A great family walk.

Hard
14.85 km return
3 hrs

Cougal Cascades to Boyd’s Butt then to Cougal and loop back

Parked car at the Cougal Cascade then walked to the old Saw Mill which is about 1.2 k easy walk on sealed path, then 150 meters up the creek we looked for a trail at the sharp bend in the river, once we found this, some good people had marked the trees with pink ribbons so we could find our track. Boyd’s View is much better than Cougal but very dangerous at the top. The walk is not difficult, it’s pretty long doing the loop but the two views are worth the trouble. We did the entire circuit and was moderate in difficulty. Here is my video which may help. https://youtu.be/cdic-lWOVss

Easy
4.2 km return
1 hr

Tomb Art Site - Mt Moffat

More than 400 stencilled motifs (images) decorate the walls of a sandstone shelter below the bluff of sandstone known as The Tombs. The Tombs once contained burial chambers for local Aboriginal people. Skeletons were wrapped and bound in bark burial cylinders. Sadly, by the end of the 20th century, the site had been robbed of this material, leaving little evidence of an elaborate mortuary culture. Take a close look at the rock art from a boardwalk with seats.

Medium
8 km return
3 hrs

Mount Vane (Jarlo Beetle Track)

The Mount Vane walking track on Minjerribah is Straddie’s latest visitor attraction. Recent completion of the track has allowed keen bush walkers to enjoy 360-degree views of Moreton Bay and Quandamooka Country from a lookout atop one of Minjerribah’s highest peaks.

Constructed by Minjerribah’s Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka People, the new walk joins two existing walks within Naree Budjong Djara (My Mother Earth) National Park to create a 10 kilometre network of trails. This offers walkers a half day of trekking to special sights like Karboora (Deep Silent Pool, also known as Blue Lake) and a number of peaks with sweeping views over 18 Mile Swamp to the Gold Coast.

Easy
400 m return
30 mins

Starlight's Lookout

Steeped in history and made famous by Australia's most well known cattle-duffer Harry Readford, the spectacular outback landscape stretches out before you. This outcrop (mesa) in the middle of nowhere, gives you a panoramic 360° view of the desolate flatness of outback Queensland.

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.

Medium
6 km return

Goomoolahra and Rainbow Falls

No need to complete the full 14 kilometre Warrie circuit, but instead walk 3 kilometres (of the 17 km track) and see at least 3 waterfalls. You are walking along the side of the cliff with sheer drops below and rock faces above.

Very picturesque and one of the nicest walks in Springbrook National Park. Not to be confused with the view of the Goomoolahra Falls from above.

Medium
9.4 km return
4 hrs

Mt Chowan

Reaching the top of Mt Chowan is a challenge, but a worthy challenge. Mt Chowan sits in the north-eastern corner of Mt Jerusalem National Park at a height of 523m. A fire trail and a track lead up along the side of the mountain until the final steep ascent.

Medium
3.5 km return
90 mins

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 descending 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.

Hard
47 km one-way
4 days

Scenic Rim Trail

The Scenic Rim Trail is a new 4-day/3-night hike near Brisbane. Our group didn’t find the DES website information particularly helpful so thought we’d add some details we would liked to have known for future hikers.

Very Hard
40 km return
9 hrs

Monadnocks & Mt Cooke loop

A long day walk along the Darling Ranges section of the Bibbulman Track, the route combines Mount Cuthbert and Mount Vincent (Sullivans Rock to Monadnocks) as well as Mount Cooke, the highest point of the Darling Scarp. It avoids backtracking by utilising the Bibbulman Track and surrounding 4WD roads.

Hard
3.5 km return
3 hrs

Uluru Summit

THIS WALK IS NOW CLOSED.

Iconic, surreal, majestic, imposing, striking, spiritual, magical. Everyone's impression is different, which might be one reason why no description is included in any Uluru promotional material of this wonderful sandstone monolith.

Easy
11.8 km return
4 hrs

Uluru Base Walk

Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed clay pans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. From Kuniya Piti you can follow the snake-like grooves along the base of the rock where Kuniya journeyed to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Encounter bloodwoods, native grasses and waterways. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.

Easy
4 km return
2 hrs

Gorge Falls

A walk from the end of Tallebudgera Road upstream to Gorge Falls and waterhole

Medium
7.4 km return
2.5 hrs

Valley Of the Winds

Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara, meaning ‘many heads’ consisting of 36 stunning domed rocks. It is an Anangu men’s site and sacred under Tjukurpa (traditional law).
Take your time and soak in this very tranquil environment with absolutely spectacular scenery. The views are breathtakingly surreal and worth the effort, as the track takes you through valleys, along creek bed and far away from everyone and everything. And when they say 'valley of the winds', there are lots of valleys and it can be very windy!