South East Queensland

Summary

Boarding NSW and the pacific Ocean, it is not uncommon for hikes to have views of both worlds (ocean and hinterland). Hikes here are typically on the great dividing range.

Popular Walks

History

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Features

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Access

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Maps

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Accommodation

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Camping

Council Areas:

  1. Scenic Rim Regional
  2. Gold Coast City
  3. Logan City
  4. Redland City
  5. Ipswich City
  6. Lockyer Valley Regional
  7. Brisbane City
  8. Somerset Regional
  9. Moreton Bay Regional
  10. Sunshine Coast Regional
  11. Noosa Shire

Contact details

See Qld National parks website

Easy
1.6 km return
30 mins

Bunyaville Track

This track leaves from the northern end of the day-use area and leads through open eucalyptus forest to the southern end of the day-use area. You may be lucky enough to see a carpet python basking in the sun or a large grass-yellow butterfly Eurema hecabe flutter by. Watch and listen for the pied currawong and laughing kookaburra.

Very Easy
1.6 km return
20 mins

Carole Green Walkway

A short walk through a variety of vegetation types which leads to the Pine River

Hard
18 km
6 hrs

Cedar Creek - Black Creek

A nice loop along the creeks, falls and pools. Some hard steps requiring a little bit of easy climbing, sometimes impressive, especially when going down.

Easy

Cedar Creek Falls

Not to be confused with Cedar Creek at Mount Tambourine, this spot is located approximately 20 minutes from the village of Samford on Brisbane’s north side.
To access Cedar Creek, begin at Samford and drive north along Mount Samson Road, then turn left into Cedar Creek Road.

This is a great place to take a dip and cool off in summer or soak up the sun on a large rock in winter. Kids will also be kept busy with exploring the local surrounds.
There are no established bushwalking paths in the area, so best to stay near the creek.

Medium
7.1 km return
2 hrs

Chermside Hills and Milne Hill Circuit

A surprisingly diverse walk in the heart of the 'burbs' with the ability to totally lose oneself from the hectic pace of modern life, the sounds of traffic, the visual pollution of human settlement. On the two times I have done this walk I have come across a mob of wallabies in different sections of the walk.

Hard
5 km return
2 hrs

Christies Loop Glen Rock State Forest

A 5km shared trail that starts off easy then head straight up the range before doing a loop coming back down again. Quite steep at times and rocky / gravel track. Does provide some nice views of Mt Philip and Glen Rock as you get higher up.

Easy
4.4 km return
90 mins

Clagiraba Creek Trail

The Clagiraba Creek trail (5.3 kilometres return from the Bellis Road entrance) takes you deep into the green tranquillity of subtropical rainforests. It's possible to access the Clagiraba Creek trail from Barcoo Court, but be prepared for a more challenging route with steeper hills, popular with mountain bike riders and horse riders.

Very Easy
2.2 km return
40 mins

Cliveden Avenue Reserve

A short easy walk around Corinda Horse and Pony Club.

Easy
20 km one-way
5 hrs

Coolum Beach to Noosa Heads

Steady and easy walk

Easy
3.5 km return
45 mins

Cormorant Bay Wivenhoe Dam

A 3.5km circuit commencing at a locked gate in the carpark area of Cormorant Bay, Wivenhoe Dam, just south of the dam wall. Drive past the old cafe and around the one-way road watching for the gate on your left. The lower track meanders along the lake, but not on the shore line, with views across the water, then a slight incline leads to a ridge which in turn leads back to the gate. The area is alive with birdlife. Some vegetation is still recovering from a bushfire. There are a couple of sections of pebbles which could be slippery. This is an easy walk suitable for all. Takes about 45 minutes.