Sunshine Coast

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Walks in Sunshine Coast

6 km return
3 hrs

Buckby Road, Belli Park

From the Kenilworth Eumundi Road turn left into Buckby Road just before Murray’s crossing. Park your car on the gravel at the bottom and walk along the gravel road to the Microwave tower. According to the gps it’s 6kms there and back. Beware this road is used by vehicles. Beautiful scenery.

2 km return
90 mins

Buderim Forest Park

This is a 45 hectare secluded oasis, hidden on the northern side of Buderim, less than a kilometre from the Buderim Village. This is a rainforest world of tall trees, ferns, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.
The area was purchased many years ago by the Council as a reserve for all of Buderim.
Amazingly much of the creek actually belongs to private land owners as once did the waterfall! The falls were a favourite recreational place for the region’s indigenous people and have been unofficially named “Serenity Falls”, but are widely known as the Buderim Falls.

4.3 km return
90 mins

Buderim Tramway Track

Take a walk back in time as you follow the track of the old Buderim to Palmwoods Tramway, with various information points along the way. It will transport your mind back to a time where this active rail connection was the spine of a growing community. At the same time, the setting is beautiful with a natural environment that boasts towering trees, small mosses, and fern gullies.

8.5 km return
2 hrs

Bulcock Beach to Moffat Beach

Enjoy a challenging part of the Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway, as it winds above cliffs and round Caloundra Head, with fantastic views of the Glass House Mountains, Bribie and Moreton Islands to the south and to the north the beach all the way to Point Cartwright, with Mount Coolum in the distance.

500 m
30 mins

Cilento Park

A small area of bushland in suburbia, near the hospital - very popular in summer for the lovely swimming hole at the bottom of the waterfall which is part of Tuckers Creek. Picnic tables and BBQs available. The trail is a short loop with the watrrhole at the bottom. Take care of children at the top of the falls - the area is not cordoned off.

3.1 km return
1 hr

Cooloolabin Dam

A very peaceful easy walk around one side of Cooloolabin Dam, with great views. Lots of bird life and visitors are allowed to fish from the banks.

12.9 km return
4 hrs

Coolum Beach to Mount Coolum

Walk from Coolum Beach to Mount Coolum boardwalk along footpath there and back along the beach with some rock hopping involved along the beautiful beaches.

18 km return
4 hrs

Cooroora Trail

Trail 5 of the Noosa Network Trail, this trail provides some wonderful viewing of Mt Cooroora and Mt Cooran and is largely located through Tuchekoi National Park as your route takes you from Pomona to Cooran.

7.2 km return
2 hrs

Currimundi Lake to Bokarina - SCCP 5

A deviation from the official SCCP, that takes you across Currimundi Lake exit to the sea and up through the coastal health of the Conservation Park before rejoining the pathway up to Bokarina.

8.1 km return
2.5 hrs

Dularcha NP - Roses Circuit

This multi-use recreation trail passes through dry sclerophyll forest and rainforest gullies and includes some views south to the Glass House Mountains from the top of the ridge (206m). Eucalypt forests and riparian areas with flooded gums, cabbage tree palms and rainforest plants feature here and provide habitats for a diversity of wildlife. Birdwatchers will enjoy the diversity of birds along the trail early and late in the day. Definitely take a copy of the map or a GPX file on GPS as lots of crossing tracks which can be confusing