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Walks in Sunshine Coast

Easy
2.6 km return
90 mins

Aemula Trail , Mooloolah River National Park

Adjoining the Mooloolah River, the Mooloolah River National Park protects valuable remnants of coastal lowland habitat, rainforest, open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca forests, wallum banksia woodlands, scribbly gum open forests, wallum heath and sedgelands.

Medium
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.

Easy
4.6 km return
1 hr

Blackbutt Trail , Eumundi Conservation Park

A hilly landscape with grassy open forest features in this park. Along creeks and sheltered gullies, tall wet eucalypt forest and rainforest grows. Horseriders, mountain bike riders and walkers can enjoy the tranquillity of this park on shared trails.

Medium
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.

Easy
4.2 km return
2 hrs

Boronia Trail , Mooloolah River National Park

Adjoining the Mooloolah River, the Mooloolah River National Park protects valuable remnants of coastal lowland habitat, rainforest, open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca forests, wallum banksia woodlands, scribbly gum open forests, wallum heath and sedgelands.

Easy
2 km return
90 mins

Buderim Forest Park

This is a 45 hectare secluded oasis, hidden on the northern side of Buderim, less than a kilometre from the Buderim Village. This is a rainforest world of tall trees, ferns, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.

The area was purchased many years ago by the Council as a reserve for all of Buderim.

Amazingly much of the creek actually belongs to private land owners as once did the waterfall! The falls were a favourite recreational place for the region’s indigenous people and have been unofficially named “Serenity Falls”, but are widely known as the Buderim Falls.

Medium
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.

Easy
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.

Medium
5.3 km return
90 mins

Coobong Circuit , Parklands Regional Park

Parklands Regional Park is a valuable wildlife habitat with vegetation ranging from eucalypt forests of bloodwood and tallowwood trees (with banksia, wattle and grass tree understorey), to rainforest gullies with flooded gum, turpentine and, in protected wetter areas, groves of palms.
On dry rocky ridges clothed in casuarinas, views to the coast can be glimpsed through gaps in the trees.
A number of creeks lead to rock pools and cascades, which flow after heavy rainfall.

Easy
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.