Point Glorious

Mapleton National Park

A walk in along a forest road, with the reward of wonderful views of the surroundings from the lookout, including Mt Eewah, which at 422m is just 2km in front of you.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Trail Bikes Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Yandina and head into the town. At the first roundabout, turn left into Fleming Street, which becomes Old Gympie Road and then Cooloolabin Road. As you reach the dam, turn right onto gravelled Buckby Road and follow for 3.7km before turning right into Point Glorious Road (currently un-signposted). You can park and walk in from the warning sign 'high clearance 4WD'.

You can also get to the far end of Buckby Road from the Eumundi Kenilworth Road at Belli Park and drive in.


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Route/Trail notes:

From your vehicle park, it is a straightforward walk in along the gravel road to the lookout and back.

Be aware, that this is mainly a local 4WD gravel road and as such is used/shared with 4WDs/motorbikes.



Other References/Comments:

You can drive right up to the lookout and then walk any of the surrounding tracks (mainly for horses). It's also a popular abseiling spot with great anchor points, toilets and picnic shelter.


Beautiful view and good for taking the oldies for a picnic, as you can park close to the lookout. Good facilities close by (compostable loo).

mangogirl on 29 Jun, 2022

Walk up the gravel road is not exciting but in the morning it was well shaded & pleasant. The great views from the lookout make up for the track up.

Bribie 61 on 20 Mar, 2022

Agree with the comments about the gravel road making a not very exciting walk but the views from the lookout are worth making a visit. I cheated and drove to the top, having already done a walk. The road is currently in very good condition. A low-slung sports car might struggle but anything else should be fine.

Jim Craigen on 3 Sep, 2020

Beautiful view which is worth the look. I have a Subaru Forester and made it all the way to the look out with no problems if you want to save yourself the boring gravel walk to the lookout.

MELG on May, 2020

parked at bucksby rd took 40 minutes to walk to lookout excellent views powerwalked back to car in 35 minutes got my workout and views

David Coles on 21 Apr, 2019

Yep, the reward is in the views from the lookout, as the walk in was not very exciting, being just a gravel road.

F.A.B. on 25 Feb, 2019

Whilst the crowds were on the beach checking out the swell, I headed to Yandina for a nice Sunday hike. Yes, you can drive up but as per previous hike I park the car near the 4WD high clearance sign and hiked up/down. Great views, very quite :-)

J on 24 Feb, 2019

The drive along Point Glorious Road to the lookout can be anything, from rough to almost smooth. It's a pretty easy 4WD drive at the moment. Gorgeous views over the undulating valleys and hills of the Sunshine Coast.

Kati on 19 Nov, 2017

Drove up to sign which states 4wd recommended and decided to hike the remaining 3km up. Nice lil walk , great views towards Noosa / Cooroy on one side and Maroochy other look out point.

J on 13 Aug, 2014

Brilliant views north over farmland. The drive out in the car was a lot of fun. A good place for morning tea

Viking on 8 Apr, 2011

Great views, with picnic shelter & toilet, abseiling anchor points on the cliff face as well, track can be walked up or drive upto the car park, rough track in places.

Adam on 2011


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