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

Very Easy
1 km return
15 mins

Arthur Earle Park Broadwalk

Short smooth walk along the Nerang river

Easy
5 km return
2 mins

Bayview Conservation Area

Many trails through the bush area for walkers, bikes and horses. There are a few areas with healthy mozzie populations so be prepared!

Hard
4.42 km return
5 hrs

Branch Creek

From the Stony Creek day use area, the junction of Branch Creek with Stony Creek is at the main swimming hole. Branch Creek goes west from here. Can be very slippery after wet weather. Lots of rock hopping, and a few places to climb waterfalls.

Medium
1.2 km return
1 hr

Browns Falls

Located only 4.5 kms outside of Killarney in the Scenic Rim. The 15m waterfall requires a 600 metre walk along a rough track involving plenty of climbing over rocks and under fallen trees. It is definitely worth the walk.

The start of the walk is at the Browns Falls Picnic Area and head down under the road along the concrete path.

Once the concrete path finishes the remainder of the track is not all that well defined and is marked with round reflective road sign markers screwed to the trees. The track meanders both sides of the creek as you follow the watercourse up to the falls.


Easy
3.89 km return
30 mins

Bunya Crossing Reserve

There are several easy short dog-friendly walks in the area (about 2kms in total). There is a lovely shaded picnic area and a swimming hole with rope swing. It is not so much a picturesque walk but a good place to take the family for a relaxing picnic and to take your dog for a stroll and swim.

Easy
14 km one-way
4.5 hrs

BVRT - Coominya to Mt Hallen

Part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. A great section for bird watching.

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.

Medium
24.5 km one-way
6 hrs

Coominya to Esk - Part of BVRT

This walk is part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, starts and finishes at the railway station. Coominya and Esk are small towns but have all services. Several large and impressive rail bridges along the track but not accessible, a lower river crossing. The walk passes through farm lands but mainly bush walking so plenty of gates to open and shut but not a walk to complete in Summer months. The trail is well marked so maps are not required. Coominya is accessible after a turnoff on the Brisbane Valley Highway. Public amenities and car parking at both ends of the walk but no public amenities on the track. No permits or costs for the walk.

Very Easy
40 m return
10 mins

Daggs Falls Lookout

A lookout over Daggs Falls.

Easy
3 km return
45 mins

Elanora Wetlands

Elanora Wetlands Habitat is a Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) reserve in the upstream estuarine reaches of Tallebudgera Creek. Adjacent to tidal wetlands, a scenic walking track follows the perimeter of the Water Quality Control Centre (WQCC). There are excellent views of mangroves and saltmarsh vegetation along the track where they form a thin fringe along the creek.