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

Hard
10.5 km return
5 hrs

Montserrat Lookout and Upper Portals circuit

An awesome day out taking in these two spectacular locations, enjoying the amazing views of Mt Barney from Montserrat Lookout, and exploring the Portals. There are a couple of leg-burning climbs involved, but the rewards are worth it.

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
4.2 km return
90 mins

Adungadoo Pathway

Follow the peaceful waters of Bungil Creek. Ancient river gums are a beautiful feature of this walk, while the watercourse is a must for bird watchers. Take a small detour on route to see the largest Queensland Bottle Tree.

Very Easy
2 km return
1 hr

Anstead Bushland Reserve

Mostly flat, very easy walking tracks, well signposted. Lots of local wildlife information along the walk and quiet a nice view out over the old quarry and Brisbane River.

Easy
1 km
18 mins

Banksia Track

This track rises to a knoll with westerly views. You will see grass trees and Australian native grasses. If you are lucky you may even see swamp wallabies feeding on the grass.

Picnic area available at entrance

Grade: hard, steep climb
Suited to: bushwalking, flora walking
Habitat: open grassland, eucalypt forest
Must: see the regionally rare keraudrenia species

Easy
2 km return
30 mins

Bat Cave Rail Trail Samford

This track is part of the disused rail line which went from Ferny Grove to Dayboro.

Easy
2 km return
30 mins

Bat Cave Rail Trail Track

This track is part of the disused rail line which went from Ferny Grove to Dayboro.

Hard
4 km return
78 mins

Beacon View Walk, Bellthorpe National Park

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
3 km return
1 hr

Beryl Roberts Park

Accessible toilet, barbecue (electric), bikeway network, dog off leash area (Arrunga Street), fitness station (Barham Street), picnic area (Barham Street), playground (Barham Street, Perina Street), public toilet (Barham Street), water (bubbler/tap)

Easy
16 km return
4 hrs

Blackfellow Creek Glen Rock

An easy but longer walk. Yet no hills so the little ones can go along on this hike.