Upland Bushwalk

Sunshine Coast

A circular walk in the southern end of Maroochy Botanic Garden, on a natural rough track with creek crossings that passes through a range of ecosystems including eucalypt open forest and riparian rainforest.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Leave the Bruce Highway onto the Sunshine Motorway. Take the first exit (Sippy Down) onto Tanawha Tourist Drive and after 1.7km turn into Main Creek Road. From here, follow the signposts to the Botanic Gardens, where there is ample parking.


Maroochy Botanic Garden

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park take the Lagoon Walk through the Open Lawns, Rain and Whip Bird Gardens in order to join the Upland Bushwalk at its southern end. From here, follow the track as it meanders through the forest, before joining the Creek Walk that takes you back to the car park.



Other References/Comments:

Maroochy Botanic Garden Walks

Leave yourselves enough time at the end to also visit the Bushland Sculpture Garden, which is accessible from the car park.



Great walk! I'm a slow walker and it takes less than an hour to do the loop.

Skye on 23 May, 2020

Great way to spend a good couple of hours, easy to find & lots of parking, great choice of different areas in the Botanic Gardens. The Upland bush walk is just that, a lovely walk within bush areas, so remember to be aware of all wildlife, I encountered a snake on the pathway, just remember to keep cool & wait for them to move on.

LizH on 9 Mar, 2019

Well, didn't realise this place existed. Quite nice lil walks in here, rather easy and peaceful on a Sunday morning too.

J on 25 Mar, 2018

Good walk Trails kept in good condition. Nice and close to all on the Sunny coast.

Mac on 4 Mar, 2018

This walk and others in the gardens are right on my doorstep and I never knew it!

F.A.B. on 7 Oct, 2017


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