Central Queensland

Summary

Central Queensland goes the entire length from the east coast to western Queensland.

Popular Walks

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

Like the rest of QLD the majority of stuff to do is on the East coast. With some jumpups heading out west in the desert country.

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Council Areas:

  1. Diamantina Shire
  2. Boulia Shire
  3. Winton Shire
  4. Barcoo Shire
  5. Blackall Tambo Regional 
  6. Longreach Regional
  7. Barcaldine Regional
  8. Central Highlands REgional
  9. Banna Shire
  10. Gladstone Regional
  11. Rockhampton Regional 

Contact details

See QLD national Parks for information

Medium
2.3 km return
90 mins

Bluff Point Walking Track

Good enjoyable walk, I'd say it a medium difficulty level for beginners. Use to run it everyday with incredible lookouts over to the islands and overall an enjoyable time.

Easy
1.4 km return
45 mins

Bracken Fern Way

A short walk at the top of Mt Archer to a lookout over southern Rockhampton.

Easy
600 m return
45 mins

Camoo Circuit

Located in the Camoo section of the National Park, wander along a 600m self-guided walk through remnant dry rainforest clinging to limestone karst and uncover the secrets this fragile ecosystem holds. Read about the bitter battle between limestone miners and conservationists and how the dispute was finally resolved.

Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Capricorn Caves

These ancient above ground caves honeycomb a limestone ridge and offer more than 1.5km of passages to explore.
On a guided tour visit the labyrinth of large caves featuring beautiful decoration, amazing fig tree roots and maybe little insectivorous bats, highlighted by the 'Cathedral Cave', with its near perfect acoustics.

Medium
15 km
4 hrs

Curtis Island

This walk takes you along the eastern coastline of Curtis Island, starting from South End. There are two established camp sites along the eastern coast (Turtle St - about 15km, and Joey Lees - about 29km), and another at the northern end (Yellow Patch). This is a fairly exposed walk, along the beach in some areas and along the top of the headland in others. It would be much too hot in summer. The views are pretty spectacular the whole way and it is not busy at all - we walked on a long weekend and met one group of 4WD'ers, and no other walkers. There are no facilities along the way- you will need to bring all of your own water.

Easy
2.1 km return
45 mins

Discovery Trail

This circular walk around Agnes Water Headland, including its Lookout, provides great views north up Agnes Water Beach to 1770 Headland and to the south along Chinaman's Beach.

Hard
800 m return
40 mins

Double Head - Northern Peak

A steep climb up the northern peak of Double Head at Rosslyn near Yeppoon.

Medium
700 m return
40 mins

Double Head Track

This is a council maintained track up the southern peak of Double Head at Rosslyn near Yeppoon. It takes you to Fan Rock and a lookout towards the northern Peak.

Hard
4.5 km
3 hrs

Emmet Pocket walk

Emmet Pock is in Idalia National park whick is 113kms south west of Blackall. This is a difficult walk with steep grades up and down the gorge walls but is well worth the effort. I found walking poles were worth there weight in gold. There are four walks to do while in this park all easier than this one.

Easy
720 m return
30 mins

Ganoonga Noonga Lookout

Enjoy a short, steep climb to panoramic views over the eastern lowlands and mountain ranges to the west.
Pass through grassy, open woodland with bloodwood trees and rusty gums on this steep lookout walk. With sensational views over the surrounding coastal lowlands, the steep trip is well worth the effort—just make sure you bring your camera!
From the vantage point 60m above sea level, you can view the Ganoonga Noonga (low grounds) of swamps and heath that cover the parallel dunes below.
Enjoy sweeping vistas of Munro Range to the west, and Bray Hills and Bustard Bay to the north. Keen eyes might also spy Bustard Head Lighthouse on the rocky headlands to the north.