Mt Ninderry

Sunshine Coast

A pleasant walk following a stepped track to a large plateau with two viewing platforms. One covers the west, overlooking Yandina and the Blackall Range, the other is to the east overlooking Mt Coolum.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Yandina and head west onto the Yandina Coolum Road, away from the mountain. Carry on straight through the roundabout(s) onto Coulson Road and then right along School Road at the railway line. At the end of the road turn right onto Ninderry Road, back over the Highway and up the hill. Follow this till Eucalyptus Circle and look for a cement drive up to the car park on the right.


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Route/Trail notes:

From the car park follow the track to the right up the northern ridge and over the saddle till it reaches a steep rocky stepped section, with two small viewing areas on your left. Just after the second lookout, you take the right fork to the western lookout, then continue across the top of the mountain to the eastern lookout, before heading back down to rejoin the original track.

Alternatively bush bash and rock hop around the top for further views.



Other References/Comments:

It is a shame, that despite the money Sunshine Council have put in here (2017), they have failed to provide a safe viewing area to look south across the Sunshine Coast and the Glass house Mountains, which would be awesome.


GPS Tracks


A nice walk with some great views... fairly basic and dog friendly.

Hogey Bear on 5 May, 2024

A great quick walk but still got the heart going. Lovely view from the top, some good spots to sit and take it all in too. Cool that the dogs can come along.

Forbsey on 4 May, 2024

Great walk a for you and your doggo, uphill can be a bit of a challenge for some, loads of wild steps (uneven, varying heights) and rocky terrain. greats views from the top. 2 parking areas are offered but the place can also get quite busy.

Stellar on 4 May, 2024

Love this walk, 50min return trip to the carpark

Everestdunc on 25 Feb, 2024

Mount Ninderry offers Stunning views from the east and west lookouts, offering many places to stop at the top for a snack while you take in the view.

Mount Ninderry is good to do as a group or alone, and it is pet and child friendly. Not too far from the mountain is the township of Yandina, with a few nice cafes to stop for lunch or, on Saturday, the morning markets, which offer a wide range of fruit and vegetables and a fair few food outlets. If that isn't what you're after, it's a 20-minute drive to Coolum Beach or a 10 minute drive to Wappa Falls.

brad on 5 Aug, 2023

Good walk, nice to be able to take my dog. Easy to visit both lookouts. Interesting to see masses of Hoya australis in the wild. Found a couple of plants new to me - Cassinia subtropica and Smilax glyciphylla.

Adrienne on 2 Jul, 2023

steep walk. nice view from the top.

Rach on 19 Mar, 2023

Pleasant walk, technically easy but gets the heart pumping. Took our dog along, some spots with loose rocks made the trip down a little slow when trying to command a dog that wants to run down the hill. Other dogs on the trail were friendly and controlled. Nice spots for views. 40 mins up, 20 down.

Tegan on 9 Jul, 2022

An easy urban walk with Steve and many dog owners. Many pretty view points.

Kaz Manley on 2 May, 2022

Fantastic walk, a 30-45 min. hike to the summit. Great for the trail runners, dog walkers or adventurous kids. There is a section that’ll get your heart beating, but if you take it at your own pace, you’ll be rewarded at the top! 2 great lookouts, one for sunrise, the other for sunset. Time your hike to see the best one.

NatureFan77 on May, 2022

Loved this one was very scenic and still got the heart racing. but not a hard walk

TrinaAtley on 5 Feb, 2022

Lovely walk. Expected to be longer. Took us only 30min to go up. Nice that you can bring doggy :)

Gerda & Elliott Rogersons on 2 Nov, 2021

Easy walk with serval lookouts along the way

Jonno on 25 Sep, 2021

Beautiful shaded walk with amazing views at the top!

Annie Vega on 24 Jul, 2021

Easy walk although steep in parts with rocky stairs

Stacey Missen on 12 Jun, 2021

I enjoyed that the three lookouts on top were located a short distance from each other. This makes for pleasant walking on the summit.

Wanderlust on 3 Apr, 2021

Nice walk up Mount Ninderry with the family. Well maintained track with steps leading up - not too far for small kids - plenty of people doing the right thing with dogs on leads. Nice views East and West.

Juiced Pixels on 12 Mar, 2021

Lovely day for it plenty of shade and even 3 mountain bikers and their bikes doing it.Lots of dogs and owners too. So worth it on this great day.

Sasee65 on 20 Feb, 2021

Agree with other comments, allowing that one person's "nice easy climb" is another person's "uphill challenge". It is a short but reasonably steep uphill walk - not a climb or a scramble but enough to get the heart pumping for all but the very fit. Stairs in a few places help and the track zig-zags across the uphill to make things a bit easier (unlike Mt Mike for example, which goes straight up). However it's not that far and the view is well worth it, especially to the east looking over Mt Coolum and the coast. Even the not-so-fit should give this a go, just take breaks when you need to.
My extra comment is for those, like me, who find heights with exposure a bit difficult. This walk is fine. Plenty of tree coverage all the way so you never get that staring into space feeling. For context, Mt Elimbah beat me - I had to turn back when I got above the tree-line.

Jim Craigen on 3 Nov, 2020

This is a lovely canopied walk. It is a gentle climb and the views are just lovely. One for the whole family

Tania Waring on 12 Oct, 2020


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