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 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
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.

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.

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
2.8 km return
90 mins

Araluen Cascades Track

From Finch Hatton Gorge picnic area, a moderate circuit with uphill sections leads you through lush rainforest and between granite boulders to the lookout above Araluen Cascades. If you are keen to swim, observe safety signs, jumping and diving into the water is prohibited. Variable water depths, submerged rocks and logs, and fast flowing water combine to make this activity extremely dangerous. Accidents have resulted in serious injury and a number of deaths

Medium
3.2 km
1 hr

Araucaria walk

The Araucaria walk, the longest of the the two walks in the Jimna State Forest, begins with a short walk across a suspension bridge at the end of the camping ground. The 3.2km walk takes about an hour and takes you through open bushland at the start into a hoop pine/dry rain forest. As it winds through the forest, you ascend gently and walk around a dry river gorge. There's plenty of bird watching in the early morning and late afternoon. Look for (and hear) bell miners (bellbirds), finches, sulphur crested cockatoos, Australian wood ducks and wood swallows and many more species. Staghorns and elkhorns can be seen in part of the rainforest. Move back into grassland before reaching the suspension bridge.

Medium
3.2 km return
90 mins

Auburn River National Park , Gorge -top walk

The track follows the river on a gentle walk through open eucalypt forest along the top of the gorge. At the lookout there are spectacular views down the river,
which flows over a series of cascades to the Auburn River Falls—best viewed after heavy rain.