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

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:
https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/

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.

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
4 km return
1 hr

Bush Walk Lake Boondooma

Easy walk from the lake side up to the lookout, about 4km's one way

Very Easy
2.85 km return
90 mins

Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Brisbane's Ferny Grove Rail Trail, a 1.8km bush track which connects the Samford Valley foothills to Ferny Grove, may be short and lack romantic trimmings such as old stations and railway bridges, but of all the country's rail trails, it distinguishes itself with an infamous and tragic history.

Hard
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).

Easy
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.

Easy

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.

Easy

Cabbage Tree Creek bush camp

This open grassy bush camp is named after the nearby Cabbage Tree Creek, a tributary of Lake Manchester. It provides an excellent starting point to explore the creeks and peaks of this section of the park.

Very Easy
400 m
18 mins

Cypress Grove

A small isolated cypress grove.

Easy
3 km
1 hr

Dundas Road bush camp walk

Dundas Road bush camp.Remote bush camping in open eucalypt forest. Enjoy picturesque wet eucalypt forest on your walk to the campsite. This campsite is the most accessible remote campsite in the park and suits overnight campers with some walking experience and fitness.
This is a great place to base yourself to go exploring other areas.