Emu Mountain (aka Mt. Peregian)

Sunshine Coast

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

Lookouts
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
75m
Maximum Elevation
68m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Emu Mountain is about 3 km north of Coolum beach. From Coolum Beach follow the David Low Way north. Turn left at Havana Road East and follow this road up to the State High School, where you can park. The gates at the start of the walk are opposite.

Maps:

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/pdf/emu-mt-peregian-track-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes:

From the east or west gate at either end of the car park, follow the track towards the hill. There are a number of tracks that lead off the main track, which all lead to the top. At the top there are a number of rocky outcrops the children love to climb. From the top you can view the different tracks around the mountain that can lead you back to your car.

Permits/Costs:

None

Comments

Great little walk. Views from Noosa to Coolum

Ian Gibbs on 6 May, 2019

Hello, i want to know if in this track we arrive to the Peregina beach, which is called The Ocean Beach walk

Katy Rodriguez on 11 Mar, 2019

Easiest mountain hike I have done. Much more bushland in the view than Mt Coolum 3km away. Multiple places you can stand so you get a view of everything. It got its nickname due to the emus that lived up here. I post photos of my hikes to instagram.com/spring_beans and I am based in the Sunshine Coast :)

Hannah MC on 14 Feb, 2019

Great short walk. Interesting bushland. No emus anymore unfortunately.

Linda on Feb, 2019

Really easy walk and several good spots to make photos

Alex on 22 Sep, 2018

A short walk but with impressive views both north and south. Only 10 minute walk to the summit so nowhere near the 1 hour return walk as suggested.

Troy on 10 Sep, 2018

Great walk. Beautiful ocean views. Easy to do with kids.
Good route for people who want to have a run.

Smitho on 3 Jun, 2018

It's beautiful in spring! If you're lucky you'll see a lizard or two sunbathing.

The Lizard King on 2 Sep, 2017

Nice short walk with good views.

Ian and Sue on 17 Jun, 2017

Lovely little stroll with beach views :)

courtlalala on 14 Oct, 2016

Started along the Hakea track that runs parallel to the summit track. The open/scrub terrain was just right for some light 'scrub bashing' / rock scrambling. I couldn't resist, so I cut across to the summit track before reaching the Hakea and Summit track link. After reaching the summit, I came back down the summit trail.

Dave on 30 Jan, 2016

Took the kids up. Was the perfect difficulty for their young legs (5, 3 and 3 years old).

Richard Mason on 2 Dec, 2015

Lovely little walk 30min up and back. Small gradient on a rubble surface so watch your step. Kids loved running all over the many paths and climbing the rocks.

F.A.B. on 4 Oct, 2015

A nice walk with coastal views :)

Alice on 3 Apr, 2015

Nice views

drosera88 on 27 Sep, 2014

Nice easy walk , perfect for a sunny winters Sunday. Checked it out as never heard of it until this site....

J on 15 Jun, 2014

This is also known as Emu mountain. An easy walk/run to the summit but great views 360 degrees with Mt Coolum dominating the view to the south.

Grumps on 9 Dec, 2013

A great family walk with stunning views.

Laurence Hallam on 16 Dec, 2010

A great walk to stretch the legs.

Laurence Hallam on 4 Dec, 2010

Used to do this for school cross country

Shell on 1993

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