Queensland

Summary

The Sunshine State

Queensland has a wealth of bushwalking opportunities including multiple World Heritage Listed rainforests such as the Daintree and Lamington National Park, great coastal and island parks like Fraser Island and Hinchinbrook Island.

Popular Walks

 

Highlights

World Heritage Areas

  • Fraser Island
  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Lamington NP, Springbrook NP, Mount Chinghee NP, Mount Barney NP, Main Range NP)
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Riversleigh
  • Wet Tropics (Daintree NP, Barron Gorge NP, Cedar Bay NP, Girringun NP, Wooroonooran NP)

Contact details

Environmental Protection Agency - Parks and Forests - http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/

 

Walks in Queensland

Easy
1.9 km one-way
1 hr

Pardalote Walk

Very Easy
600 m
30 mins

1770 Headland

A great little stroll to look out over Bustard Bay.

Easy
1 km return
30 mins

Adjinbilly: Cascades

Adjinbilly Cascades are reached by a short 2 minute walk from the Ruby campfire area. It is a beautiful place, deserving to be called the ‘heart’ of Adjinbilly. It is a ‘must’ to visit early in your stay, with the small cascading waterfalls and enveloping rainforest creating a unique, secluded setting. You can walk up to the falls (beware of slippery rocks), get wet or sit and enjoy the special feeling of just being there.

There is a table and chairs where you can share a meal (perhaps a candlelight dinner for a special occasion).

Medium
2.5 km return
1 hr

Adjinbilly: Circuit Track

This is an ungraded track mostly following old logging tracks along the creek. This beautiful walk has a myriad of highlights, from the many cascades and the beautiful views of the creek to the amazing strangler figs and the magnificent epiphytes high in the trees.

It is a walk with plenty of ‘ups and downs’, and you might get your feet wet as you cross the creek. There are seats at selected beauty spots – wonderful places where you can reflect and soak up the ambience or take special photographs.

Easy
2.6 km return
90 mins

Aemula Trail , Mooloolah River National Park

Adjoining the Mooloolah River, the Mooloolah River National Park protects valuable remnants of coastal lowland habitat, rainforest, open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca forests, wallum banksia woodlands, scribbly gum open forests, wallum heath and sedgelands.

Medium
2.5 km return
1 hr

Agnes Water Lookout

Track from Agnes Water beach caravan park to lookout and across to 2 other beaches and back via inland track.

Medium
2.2 km return
40 mins

Amama Walking Trail

Follow the pleasant Amama creek up to a set of cascades then up to Diamondfield Lookout.

Easy
2.5 km
30 mins

Amamoor creek camping area

This walk starts across the road from the main stage at the top of the hill at the muster site, and winds up hill through thick bush allowing no views. Crossing a couple of dry creeks,(even though there has been rain here)until it hits a foresty road and follows it up another hill, before you start the down hill run. A lot of bunya pine and little else. the track is well defined.

Medium
8 km return
2 hrs

Amamoor State Forest Lookout

This is a shared trail for 4wd , Motorbikes , horse riders and hikers. This one starts opposite the 2nd car park entrance of Amama day-use area. You noticed a gate when looking up, just follow.
Follow the track to the right at the first intersection , then to the left at second intersection , then again keep following to the left. You will hit a rather steep section again full of rocks and gravel leading up to the lookout tower. Notice there's currently no ladder to get into the tower yet still have nice views though.

Medium
8.6 km return
4 hrs

Amphitheatre, Canarvon Gorge

Amphitheatre—8.6km return (3–4 hours) Class 3
Hidden inside the walls of the gorge is a 60m deep chamber, gouged from the rock by running water. Resounding acoustics add to the awe-inspiring atmosphere within the Amphitheatre.