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/

Regions:

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Queensland#/media/File:Qld-regions-map.gif

  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

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
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 Track

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

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.

Easy
15 km one-way
3 hrs

Borallon Station Road to Fernvale - Part of BVRT

This is a nice part of the BVRT, the scenery changes quite a bit along the walk, bush track to farm land to open pasture looking out to the mountains. You'll need to do a quick crossing of the Brisbane Valley Highway, easy, but just keep your wits about you. Along the way you'll pass Wanora and Fairney View stations. Just after Fairney View is a lovely little creek where a bridge once crossed, a nice spot for a break. After this there is the slightest of inclines, but that incline continues all the way to Fernvale. But once there you've got a great excuse for a pie!

Medium
13.5 km return
3 hrs

Bracalba Running Trail

This is where the Glasshouse Mountains Parkrun is held on a Saturday morning. It's a lovely hiking area too that includes rainforest and bush surroundings. There's some great steep hills and a couple of different tracks adjoining to make your hike longer if you desire.

Hard
5 km return
2.5 hrs

Brian Burke Reserve / House Mountain (Samford)

Moderate climb on well defined vehicle track. Some good views over Samford Valley toward Mt Nebo. Traverses up ridge line enjoying any breeze that's going, also making it a reasonable summer walk/climb, if there's a decent breeze. Very accessible from Brisbane.

Easy
8 km return
110 mins

Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Loop

Bullocky Rest is a peninsular stretching out into lake Samsonvale. Being surrounded by water on three sides and with plenty of shade trees.

Start at either Bullocky Rest or Forgan Cove (the new watercraft launch area).

Easy
650 m return
15 mins

Bunyaville State forest reserve

Featuring a boardwalk and interpretive signs, this walking track starts and finishes at the northern end of the day-use area. Meander through dry open forest and discover the diverse range of eucalyptus species found in this peaceful reserve. Koalas are occasionally seen here—look out for their grey bodies high in the trees.