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

Other Information

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

Queensland Parks and Forest:


The link below provides a region map of QLD as a reference to what council zones are included in the 7 geographic regions of QLD.

  1. Far North Queensland
  2. North Queesnland
  3. Central Queensland
  4. Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday
  5. Wide Bay Burnett
  6. Darling Downs South West
  7. South East Queensland

Walks in Queensland

5 km return

Cornubia Forest Park - Birdwing - Stupidty Happy - Birdwing

This walk is shared with the brave bike riders. The first half was winding down to the valleys bottom then winding back up to the top.

1 km return
30 mins

Cunnamulla Bushlands

1klm gravel path walking track showcasing Mulga Lands, Sandhills, Gidgee Stands, Mitchell Grass Plains, Brigalow Country and Wetlands.

Very Hard
14.5 km return
6 hrs

Mt Barney - Up Mezzanine - Down SE Ridge

Climb Mt Barney via Mezzanine Ridge and descend via South East Ridge.

It's a challenging climb with exposed cliff edges and climbing involved.

21 km
2 days

Aquila Loop

Remote bush camping in the remote middle section of the park, alongside picturesque England Creek at the England Creek bush camp. There are several waterholes along England Creek Road, 10 minutes south of the campsite. Look out for native daisies along the road edge flowering spring to summer. Pink rock orchids and tongue orchids can be seen growing on rock cuttings on Joyners Ridge Road in spring.

This trail can also be done as a day hike (6-10 hours).

800 m
1 hr

Atrax Circuit

Take a short walk through a wet eucalypt forest. Look closely at the forest floor and notice the ferns, mosses and fungi that thrive in the moist environment. Glimpse inside the trunk of a brush box Lophostemon confertus, a former giant of this species-rich ecosystem.

1 km one-way
15 mins

Bellbird Grove Access Trail

Trail leads from Ross Road, Upper Kedron into D'Aguilar National Park's Bellbird Grove Picnic Area following Cedar Creek and passing a pond.


Blue Gum Flat bush camp

As the name suggests, magnificent blue gums tower over this bush camp, a short walk from the scenic shores of Lake Manchester.

1.1 km return
30 mins

Bulls Falls

Part of the Mt Mee section of the park this is an easy walk which from the viewing platform includes the beauty of the Neurum Valley with its sheltered rainforest pools and rocky crags. The pathway then continues on down to the falls themselves.

17 km return
5 hrs

Bulls Falls and Mill Rainforest Walk Circuit

Starting from Gantry Day Use Area, the walk follows Neurum Creek Road to the Falls Lookout. Walk to the car park (200m) and out on the track (1.1 km return) to the escarpment lookout and the lookout over the falls. Return to Neurum Creek Road and continue to the left then turn right to Mill Rainforest Walk. Follow the road to the car park and then follow the Mil Rainforest Circuit (1 km), including the boardwalk around the base of a large fig tree.
Return to Neurum Creek Road and continue on over Neurum Creek and then ascend to a hairpin bend sign. Turn left onto a trail used by grail bikes and ascend steeply to Lovedays Road. Turn left and after about 100m turn left onto the Somerset Trail. Follow the Somerset Trail back to the Gantry Day Use Area.

15.25 km return
5.5 hrs

Byron Creek Circuit

Walk in undulating country with some steep hills to Byron Creek with its crystal clear waters, waterholes as well as mountain top views from the ridges.