Sunshine Coast

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Walks in Sunshine Coast

5.3 km one-way
2 hrs

Artists Cascades

This walk is part of the Conondale Great Walk and follows Booloomba Creek. You walk through subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest. There is abundant birdlife along the path as well as goannas and skinks. The cascades is a great place to have a swim after the long walk to get there. You can also take a couple of side tracks along the way to the Strangler Cairn and the gold mine.

13.22 km return
3.75 hrs

Beerburrum to Trachyte and Tibrogragan Circuits

Walk from Beerburrum to the Returned Servicemans memorial Track to Trachyte Circuit to Tibrogargan Circuit to Steve Irwin Way

24 km
2 days

Booloumba creek day use area to Wongai Walkers camp

This 2 dayer is part of the Conondale 4 day hike. Its a great weekender hike. Starting from the Booloumba Creek day use area You take the first leg of the 4 Day hike up past the Artist Cascades then onto Booloumba Falls and then the Wongai walkers camp. Maps state that its 11km, but the GPS marked it out at 12.1km. Next day is just a case of returning back the way you came. And best of all its most down hill for the return trip.

22 km return
5 hrs

Charlie Moreland to Summer Falls

Nice relatively easy straightforward hike from Charlie Moreland Campground over Mt Allan to Summer Falls and/or Summer Falls Walkers Camp.
For those who do not have a 4wd in getting to Bolumba , this makes a nice day hike , or you could even camp there for a night of peace and quite.

500 m
30 mins

Cilento Park

A small area of bushland in suburbia, near the hospital - very popular in summer for the lovely swimming hole at the bottom of the waterfall which is part of Tuckers Creek. Picnic tables and BBQs available. The trail is a short loop with the watrrhole at the bottom. Take care of children at the top of the falls - the area is not cordoned off.

4.25 km return
50 mins

Cooloolabin Dam

A short easy walk of 4.25km return around one side of Cooloolabin Dam, very peaceful. Parts of the walking track is suitable for bike riders as well.

12 km
2.25 hrs

Coonowrin Circut (almost)

This track ALMOST makes it around the entire Coonowrin Circut, infact it is only a matter of 385mts that is blocked off by a gate and heaps of Private Property signs.

1.6 km return
1 hr

Emu Mountain (aka Mt. Peregian)

An easy family walk up this hill with great views of the Sunshine Coast.

18.6 km return
5 hrs

Ewen Maddock Dam - Trail 1

This is a great family walk. The first part follows the edge of the lake, while the remainder moves out into the surrounding woodland, where you will see a mixture of Rough, Scribbly and Paperbark trees. There is plenty of bird life both on the dam and in the woodland. The path is generally shady and can be muddy after rain, with parts of it shared with bikes and horse riders.

8.5 km return
3.5 hrs

Ewen Maddock Dam. Tallow-wood walk

The first part of this walk follows the edge of the lake while the second half moves away from the water's edge. You will see a mixture of Rough, Scribbly and Paperbark trees. There are also lots of birds. The path is generally shady and can be muddy after rain. Parts of it are also used by bike and horse riders. There are quite a few side tracks, though some of these get quite muddy as they get close to the water.