South East Queensland


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


Any interesting history for the region?


What are the standout bushwalking features?


How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?


Which maps cover the region?


Where can I stay there? or near there?


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

5 km return
3 hrs

Island Walk

A short walk in St Helena Island National Park surrounded by colonial ruins.

7.68 km return
2 hrs

Lower Beechmont Conservation Area (Eastern Section)

The trails in this area are used by horse riders, mountain bikers, bushwalkers and nature lovers. This is a rugged, natural environment and you need to be well prepared and self reliant when in the reserve. Some of the trails link with those in Nerang Conservation Park.

5 km
2 hrs

Mount Goolman

Easiest way is to start from the end of Stowers Rd. Follow fire trail keeping left at any intersections, and start of the track up is at -27.75821, 152.79298. Not an overly difficult climb, with a reasonably clear track all the way to the summit. Also a few ribbons may help you get there.

500 m return
15 mins

Mount Marlay Lookout & Summit Loop

A short loop walk around the summit with views in each direction.

5 km return
2 hrs

Mt Cotton

Great short walk up with good views out to Moreton and Stradbroke islands and surrounding areas. The view makes this one of the most rewarding walks in the area. Park at foot of 640 West Mt Cotton Rd near roundabout opposite the quarry entrance.

10.6 km return
2.5 hrs

Nerang State Forest Centre Loop

Decent walk through the State Forest

Very Easy
3.5 km return
1 hr

Palm Beach Parklands

There isn’t another location on the Gold Coast that is so diverse, where so many activities can be enjoyed in one concentrated place, from exercising your dog to wind surfing.
Along with this is the beauty of the location, its part of the Currumbin Estuary and Palm Beach Spit and a photographer’s paradise.

5 km return
90 mins

Panorama Multi Use Trail

A walk along the Tallai Range / The Panorama that offers a wide range of views between the trees.

5 km return
1 hr

Quart Pot Creek Trails

Trails around Quart Pot Creek in the Quart Pot Creek Parklands in the centre of Stanthorpe.

2.3 km return
1 hr

Rainforest Circuit

A wild, natural headland in the heart of the Gold Coast offers walks along the rocky foreshore and through rainforest, with the chance to see whales in winter/spring and sea-eagles soaring along the coast.