South East Queensland

Summary

Boarding NSW and the pacific Ocean, it is not uncommon for hikes to have views of both worlds (ocean and hinterland). Hikes here are typically on the great dividing range.

Popular Walks

History

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Features

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Access

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Maps

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Accommodation

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Camping

Council Areas:

  1. Scenic Rim Regional
  2. Gold Coast City
  3. Logan City
  4. Redland City
  5. Ipswich City
  6. Lockyer Valley Regional
  7. Brisbane City
  8. Somerset Regional
  9. Moreton Bay Regional
  10. Sunshine Coast Regional
  11. Noosa Shire

Contact details

See Qld National parks website

Medium
3.74 km return
1 hr

Applegum Walk and Hartmanns Park Circuit

A track connecting Bullocky's Rest Park and a network of walks in Hartmann Park in Crows Nest. We returned via William St and Esk St to the car park at Bullocky Rest.

Easy
2 km return
30 mins

Bat Cave Rail Trail Samford

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

Easy
5 km return
2 mins

Bayview Conservation Area

Many trails through the bush area for walkers, bikes and horses. There are a few areas with healthy mozzie populations so be prepared!

Medium
1.2 km return
1 hr

Browns Falls

Located only 4.5 kms outside of Killarney in the Scenic Rim. The 15m waterfall requires a 600 metre walk along a rough track involving plenty of climbing over rocks and under fallen trees. It is definitely worth the walk.

Easy
3.89 km return
30 mins

Bunya Crossing Reserve

There are several easy short dog-friendly walks in the area (about 2kms in total). There is a lovely shaded picnic area and a swimming hole with rope swing. It is not so much a picturesque walk but a good place to take the family for a relaxing picnic and to take your dog for a stroll and swim.

Easy
14 km one-way
4.5 hrs

BVRT - Coominya to Mt Hallen

Part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. A great section for bird watching.

Easy

Cedar Creek Falls

Not to be confused with Cedar Creek at Mount Tambourine, this spot is located approximately 20 minutes from the village of Samford on Brisbane’s north side.
To access Cedar Creek, begin at Samford and drive north along Mount Samson Road, then turn left into Cedar Creek Road.

This is a great place to take a dip and cool off in summer or soak up the sun on a large rock in winter. Kids will also be kept busy with exploring the local surrounds.
There are no established bushwalking paths in the area, so best to stay near the creek.

Easy
4.4 km return
90 mins

Clagiraba Creek Trail

The Clagiraba Creek trail (5.3 kilometres return from the Bellis Road entrance) takes you deep into the green tranquillity of subtropical rainforests. It's possible to access the Clagiraba Creek trail from Barcoo Court, but be prepared for a more challenging route with steeper hills, popular with mountain bike riders and horse riders.

Medium
24.5 km one-way
6 hrs

Coominya to Esk - Part of BVRT

This walk is part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, starts and finishes at the railway station. Coominya and Esk are small towns but have all services. Several large and impressive rail bridges along the track but not accessible, a lower river crossing. The walk passes through farm lands but mainly bush walking so plenty of gates to open and shut but not a walk to complete in Summer months. The trail is well marked so maps are not required. Coominya is accessible after a turnoff on the Brisbane Valley Highway. Public amenities and car parking at both ends of the walk but no public amenities on the track. No permits or costs for the walk.

Easy
3.5 km return
45 mins

Cormorant Bay Wivenhoe Dam

A 3.5km circuit commencing at a locked gate in the carpark area of Cormorant Bay, Wivenhoe Dam, just south of the dam wall. Drive past the old cafe and around the one-way road watching for the gate on your left. The lower track meanders along the lake, but not on the shore line, with views across the water, then a slight incline leads to a ridge which in turn leads back to the gate. The area is alive with birdlife. Some vegetation is still recovering from a bushfire. There are a couple of sections of pebbles which could be slippery. This is an easy walk suitable for all. Takes about 45 minutes.