Veresdale Walk

South East Queensland

King Coolum Reserve - A short walk with a few steep hills leading to a picnic area, with nice views over the scenic rim.

Getting there

Go down Veresdale Scrub Rd, turn into Worip Drive. Take the 2nd left into Panicum Cl. Follow until the end. Or continue up Worip Drive to road end.

Route/Trail notes

There are a couple of steep hills on this walk. Some slopes can be quite uneven or rocky.

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Comments

lovely open tracked walk.
Eastern Whip birds making them selves heard.
Some lovely views, would be a great place to watch the sunset. Will do that next time.

Sandra on 7 Oct, 2020

The map/sign for "King Coolum Reserve" at the top of Panicum Close is a bit confusing, so take the grassy track heading east, straight up the hill, alongside the fence. It's a steep initial climb that really gets the heart pumping! A track marker at the top of that initial climb, about 300m into the walk, signals the spot for a good, clear view west to Flinders Peak and the Range beyond. Another 100m along, the track offers views to the west from a clearing around a great tree. The view from the first seated lookout – about a kilometre (or halfway) in – is rather obscured by foliage. The track turns south and mostly downhill to a second seated lookout at the end of a siding where the view is also quite obscured. The third seated lookout however, offers good eastern views to Tamborine Mountain. Happily, there is also a table there. All the seated lookouts have a shade cover.

The initial mowed grass underfoot gives way to stony dirt that is slippery when wearing runners, particularly on the downhill sections. Our kids, as young as six, handled the course with ease: it was we middle-agers who were puffing a bit! The ridge-top track offers numerous glimpses of landscapes beyond, through breaks in the foliage. The two-kilometre, steeply undulating bush track eventually turns to the west and ends at the top of Worip Drive. From there, one may walk an equidistant route back up the track, or continue along Worip Drive and Panicum Close to complete a four-kilometre circuit back to one's car. Along the road, you'll meet the locals' horses, goats and cows that will press the fences for your attention; the circuit taking us two hours to complete at a leisurely pace. If one is keen to remain in the bush then turning back along the track from the third lookout would make for the most ‘natural’ and ‘efficient’ overall experience. Either way, the walk makes for a very enjoyable morning or afternoon hike – particularly for families and casual bushwalkers – and for such, is highly recommended.

Zlatty on 28 Jul, 2018

Quite a pleasant walk in behind some acreage houses which can be done as a circuit using Worip Dr and Panicum Close to complete the circuit. My app tells me it is a tad over 4km doing it this way. Took us about 50 minutes to complete. There are 3 lookouts on the way with a seat and shelter but to be honest the best view is about 300 metres into the walk looking back over the Scenic Rim.

ozsailor on 7 May, 2018

been GUNNA do this for so long. views are amazing . Hills are a little steep but I was already sore and had early signs of a cold. Great for dogs. Mine had a ball. Take water. Will definately be doing this again real soon.

Leslie on 14 Mar, 2018

Lovely walk. Slopes can be a bit difficult if not wearing appropriate shoes. Did have a encounter with wasps, just check the area before sitting. Enjoyable.

Teaghan on 2 Sep, 2015

We only went to the picnic ground, there are some beautiful views over the scenic rim and the path is well maintained. The hills made us puffed but I was carrying a 10kg baby on my back!

EmilyN on 5 Jun, 2014

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