Emu Mountain (Mt. Peregian)

Sunshine Coast

An easy family walk up this hill with great views of the Sunshine Coast.

No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Emu Mountain is about 3 km north of Coolum beach. From Coolum Beach follow the David Low Way north. Turn left at Havana Road East and follow this road up to the State High School, where you can park. The gates at the start of the walk are opposite.


Emu Mountain

Route/Trail notes:

From the east or west gate at either end of the car park, follow the track towards the hill. There are a number of tracks that lead off the main track, which all lead to the top. At the top there are a number of rocky outcrops the children love to climb. From the top you can view the different tracks around the mountain that can lead you back to your car.



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What a great length and type of walk to do with our 2-year-old! The trail is rocky enough to provide interest and a feel of adventure, but not ever being too tiring. Even the reluctant 11-year-old whi would rather be looking to screen found this an enjoyable, picturesque walk.

Dvette on 6 Apr, 2024

Good views from the top & much quieter than Mt Coolum

Bribie 61 on 17 Jan, 2023

Easy and great view

BushwalkerBro on 2 Jan, 2023

Beautiful walk. Lots of bird life with a rewarding view at the top 😎

Frange74 on 15 Aug, 2022

With Jon, Lu, Chris & Dinah, Lucia, Xiqian, Sharon and Lyn!

Eleasa on 2 Apr, 2022

Nice short walk

TrinaAtley on 5 Feb, 2022

Quick and exposed walk through coastal heath vegetation

Boofy king on 16 Dec, 2021

Beautiful view and easy to do with little kids!

Lindsay Stuart on 26 Jan, 2021

Awesome. On pair with wildhorse in difficulty.

Leigh James on 19 Sep, 2020

The sunsets here are divine!

Chesspeople on 9 Aug, 2020

Quick and easy walk which rewards with beautiful views of the coast and hinterland.

Caroline on 26 Jul, 2020

Easy walk. Nice to do late afternoon and enjoy the sunset

Graeme "Watto" on 10 May, 2020

The mountain is very low but the view is much better than what you might expect. A lot less crowded than mount coolum.

Thomas M on 2 May, 2020

Very easy walk, took about 10 minutes to reach summit. Nice views of the surrounding areas still.

Darren on 25 Jan, 2020

Great little walk. Views from Noosa to Coolum

Ian Gibbs on 6 May, 2019

Hello, i want to know if in this track we arrive to the Peregina beach, which is called The Ocean Beach walk

Katy Rodriguez on 11 Mar, 2019

Easiest mountain hike I have done. Much more bushland in the view than Mt Coolum 3km away. Multiple places you can stand so you get a view of everything. It got its nickname due to the emus that lived up here. I post photos of my hikes to instagram.com/spring_beans and I am based in the Sunshine Coast :)

Hannah MC on 14 Feb, 2019

Great short walk. Interesting bushland. No emus anymore unfortunately.

Linda on Feb, 2019

Really easy walk and several good spots to make photos

Alex on 22 Sep, 2018

A short walk but with impressive views both north and south. Only 10 minute walk to the summit so nowhere near the 1 hour return walk as suggested.

Troy on 10 Sep, 2018


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