Latest Walks

Medium
19.8 km return
7 hrs

Toolona Creek Circuit

A beautiful walk along Toolona Creek and an endless number of waterfalls! Many creek crossings and beautiful, lush areas deep in the valley.

Medium
21.8 km
7 hrs

Border Track

Direct connection between Binna Burra and O'Reillys. Graded, well used and partly very muddy after rain.

Easy
1.5 km return
30 mins

The Palms National Park

Tucked away in the hills east of Cooyar, The Palms National Park is a gem worth making an effort to visit. Small in size, but big in nature, this tiny patch of remnant rainforest is filled with impressive piccabeen palms, towering fig trees and a rich suite of birdlife.

At the heart of The Palms is an almost-exclusive stand of piccabeen palms Archontophoenix cunninghamiana clinging to a waterlogged depression. Encircling the palms is subtropical rainforest and dry vine forest, leading to open eucalypt forest on drier exposed locations.

Wildlife finds refuge in the forest where it is moist, and thrives at the junction between different forest types.

The Palms is a great place for a stopover en-route to the Bunya Mountains, or when driving between Cooyar and Yarraman.

Easy
1 km return
30 mins

Coomba Water Hole

In the small town of Maidenwell, look for the sign to Coomba Water Hole near the General Store ( opposite the turn-off to The Bunya Mountains ).
Once at the Coomba Water Hole Carpark, follow the very well maintained timber pathway to the water hole. There are a few sets of stairs on this pathway, but nothing difficult.
Beautiful spot for a picnic !

Medium
4.8 km return
2.5 hrs

Mt Peel Bushland Reserve

There are about five different trails in the reserve, and you can do them in any order. This means you can do a few short walks or map out your own route and do a longer walk. Most of the walks are easy, with the exception of the climbs to the top of the two lookouts which are quite steep rough rock climbs. The views from both lookouts are well worth the effort though. The tracks have some signage, but it is still easy to get lost as the signs are too few and too far apart. There are a few tables and chairs at the lookouts so they make a good place to catch your breath, enjoy the view and maybe have something to eat. The walks are all through very open Eucalypt Forest and dry grass land. There are also a few dedicated mountain bike tracks in the reserve as well.

Medium
2.12 km one-way
50 mins

Firetail Walk

This is one of the short walks from Picnic Point in Toowoomba.

Medium
900 m one-way
30 mins

Fantail Walk

This walk is partly paved and has some stairs. It is great for bird watching and has views out to the South East.

Medium
8.2 km return
100 mins

Toohey Forest Park Loop

This is a nice loop of Toohey Forest Park. Beautiful bushland, but not really fond of the paved path. I guess it does support erosion control though. Otherwise, great ecosystems throughout, going from the dry Eucalypt forest, down to the riparian system at lower elevation.

Great native flora and fauna everywhere.

Easy
1 km return
10 mins

Grass Tree Track

Beautiful uphill track, starting at the end of Cheval St, Tarragindi, that joins onto the Toohey Ridge Track.

Hard
6.4 km return
4 hrs

Little Bally Mountain and Bally Mountain

A loop that begins with a hike to the right of Little Bally Mountain, followed by a dramatic ridge traverse to Bally Mountain and return to start point.

Easy
7.5 km one-way
2.5 hrs

East Creek Park

An easy walk through connecting parks along the reserve of East Creek in Toowoomba.

Medium
1.5 km one-way

Hell Hole Track and Falls

A short steep track through bush to a little creek and falls.

Very Easy
1 km
1 hr

Willy Wagtail Circuit

Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve is located only five
minutes drive from Ipswich Central, yet offers spectacular
views of the Scenic Rim. From Ipswich Central travel
northwest along Burnett Road toward Brassall. Burnett Road
will become Hunter Street. Turn left from Hunter Street onto
Haig Street (travelling west) and drive directly into the main
parking area.
This park has a beautiful display of wildflowers in spring and
has many water birds that live in and around the pond.
Visitors are advised to contact Ipswich City Council on
(07) 3810 6666 for access requirements if they wish to:
• Venture away from the designated picnic area or
graded track system
• Undertake organised group activities
• Undertake activities of a commercial nature
Under Council’s Local Laws, conducting or engaging in the
following activities is prohibited:

Very Easy
800 m one-way
1 hr

Bearded Dragon Circuit

Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve is located only five
minutes drive from Ipswich Central, yet offers spectacular
views of the Scenic Rim. From Ipswich Central travel
northwest along Burnett Road toward Brassall. Burnett Road
will become Hunter Street. Turn left from Hunter Street onto
Haig Street (travelling west) and drive directly into the main
parking area.
This park has a beautiful display of wildflowers in spring and
has many water birds that live in and around the pond.
Visitors are advised to contact Ipswich City Council on
(07) 3810 6666 for access requirements if they wish to:
• Venture away from the designated picnic area or
graded track system
• Undertake organised group activities
• Undertake activities of a commercial nature
Under Council’s Local Laws, conducting or engaging in the
following activities is prohibited:

Easy
1.5 km return
45 mins

Brandson Saw Mill

This rugged national park features open eucalypt forest, rainforest and cascades along picturesque Stony Creek. Remnants of Brandon’s Timber Sawmill can still be seen on West Bellthorpe Road. Branch Creek Road offers a moderately challenging and picturesque 4WD opportunity as it winds up through the middle of the park.
Although this is predominantly a 4wd and horse riding park , there’s nothing stopping you parking your car at a gate or side of road and walk to the destinations.

Hard
4 km return
78 mins

Beacon View Walk

This rugged national park features open eucalypt forest, rainforest and cascades along picturesque Stony Creek. Remnants of Brandon’s Timber Sawmill can still be seen on West Bellthorpe Road. Branch Creek Road offers a moderately challenging and picturesque 4WD opportunity as it winds up through the middle of the park.
Although this is predominantly a 4wd and horse riding park , there’s nothing stopping you parking your car at a gate or side of road and walk to the destinations.

Very Easy
500 m return
10 mins

Stony Creek

This rugged national park features open eucalypt forest, rainforest and cascades along picturesque Stony Creek. Remnants of Brandon’s Timber Sawmill can still be seen on West Bellthorpe Road. Branch Creek Road offers a moderately challenging and picturesque 4WD opportunity as it winds up through the middle of the park.
Although this is predominantly a 4wd and horse riding park , there’s nothing stopping you parking your car at a gate or side of road and walk to the destinations.

Hard
4.42 km return
5 hrs

Branch Creek

From the Stony Creek day use area, the junction of Branch Creek with Stony Creek is at the main swimming hole. Branch Creek goes west from here. Can be very slippery after wet weather. Lots of rock hopping, and a few places to climb waterfalls.

Easy
3 km return
45 mins

Toohey Mountain Track & Mayne Ridge Track

A short walk in Toohey Forest Park from the Mayne Estate Picnic Area to the top of Toohey Mountain and to Pegg's Outlook.

Easy
4.4 km return
90 mins

Lake Broadwater

This track joins the two campgrounds. It starts just west of the campground and the lake and make its way around the lake before heading towards Wilga Bush Camp. There are lots of birds in the area. The track is mostly sandy but easy to follow. It passes the old dingo fence. There is also a lot of signage identifying trees.