Mt Ninderry

Sunshine Coast

A pleasant walk following a 4wd track to a large plateau with great views of the sunshine Coast.

Getting there

Turn left off the Bruce Highway at Yandina and at the round-a-bout turn into Ninderry Rd. Folow this till Eucalyptus Circle and look for a cement drive up to the carpark on the right.

Maps

Nil

Route/Trail notes

From the carpark follow the 4wd track to the right up the hill. This goes up and down a few times till it reaches a steep rocky section that you follow up. There is a turn in the path. When it eases off follow the path through long grass and light forest to a tower site with great views. There is a memorial near the tower for a person who suicided up there. Follow around the top rock hopping and light bushbashing for more excellent views. Simply retrace your steps  to return to your car.

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

The Peak Baggers guide to the Sunshine Coast. Gary Cobb.

http://www.sunshinecoasteguide.com/Mt-Ninderry.php

Comments

After 14 years living on the Sunshine Coast, decided to do this walk with the whole family. Went up the new track (good), came back down via the old track (more challenging with lots of loose material). Took us 1h45 enjoying the views and birdlife included. Recommend this walk, just mixed feelings about the memorials at the top...

Hugues Debeyser on 17 Sep, 2016

We enjoyed the walk though I wouldn't class it as easy. Probably easy for a mountain though. The directions to the mountain were a bit confusing. To get there we came off the highway at the Yandina exit. At the roundabout we turned left towards Yandina, then straight through the next roundabout and followed the road round the bend. When we came to a T intersection we turned right into Ninderry Rd. We followed the 4wd track to a small clearing. From there there were two walking tracks. The one to the left as between two big rocks. We took that one on the way up. That is the new track and was quite easy really. Steps have been formed along the way to make it easier. We came down the other track. It was obviously the old track and very rocky. There are quite a few tracks at the top and a few ni e lookouts.

Ian and Sue on 17 Sep, 2016

I hadn't been on this hike for a while. The council has completed track upgrades. Now you don't have to go straight up the steep rocky path, I think they would prefer you take the new path which is more interesting and has views to the Coast. There are also paths at the top to lockouts to most directions.

Nichola Wallace on 25 Jun, 2016

Nice short (steep) walk. Only 2.8km return.

The stones where loose, so a bit slippery on the way down.

Great views!

Liz on 18 May, 2016

Enjoyed this walk and the views today. I think the distance is only 2.5km return not 5km.

Pi on 14 Mar, 2016

There are two 4WD tracks that begin at the carpark - be sure to take the one behind the the sheltered picnic table. Once you get to the summit, there is a track that leads around the mountain top and then back to the main trail.

Dave on 16 Jan, 2016

beautiful walk this one. one of the regulars i do. Bit slippery after rain last night.

ezza1386 on 28 Dec, 2015

A quick little calf burner. It took us about 25 mins to reach the top. The start and end are pretty easy going, but the middle section is a bit of work. It's steep for a good 15 mins and is very loose rock. I'd wear sturdy shoes if scaling this mountain. From the top, there are very nice views overlooking the Coast from Coolum down to Mooloolaba. A couple of other little lookouts on the way up give you a nice view north. Definitely worth doing and one the whole family came enjoy.

tbate54 on 19 Jul, 2015

Not so keen on this walk. A lot of rubble like rocks and view not as good as other mountains. You can walk around the top where you can see a few plaques of RIP but view doesn't get much better.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 7 Jun, 2015

5th mountain of the day so was feeling a little off balance by this stage. Made it all the way with Coolum left to do and that was it!

julieo on 3 May, 2015

Great calf burner but definitely worth it for the views from the top. A bit difficult on the way down due to loose rocks.

Alice on 6 Apr, 2015

Did this hike this morning instead of cardio at gym. Does require decent footwear as steep at times and plenty of loose rocks. When you get to car park, notice the picnic table , trail is behind that. Water tower has a tap so dogs can have a drink too ;-)

Adventurous Jaye on 20 May, 2014

Tried to summit Mt Ninderry from Barcrest Rd but found hill overgrown with tall cane like grass. Took me over an hour to reach base of cliffs. Skirted base and decided to follow track to right and back down to another road and followed road back to car. Ended up walking over 8km and did not make it to the summit this time. Next time I will follow directions on Aussie Bushwalking site.

Grumps on 9 Dec, 2013

Steep some of the way, rewarded with a very pleasant view.

Adam on 3 Mar, 2012

Heard of this walk but couldn't find it till found this web site. Nice view at top. When we walked past the communications centre at the top some sort of alarm went off.

gone walkies on 4 Feb, 2012

Great walk, though the road up to the carpark is unmarked.
However, would rate this walk as normal rather than easy as it won't be for everyone with some steeper sections echoing Mt. Coolum. Great views towards the coast, though be careful on edge as some loose rocks.

Walkabout on 5 May, 2011

A wet and slippery walk. The grass was high on top.

Laurence Hallam on 16 Dec, 2010

Mount Ninderry track starts on an easy grade then enters a section that will set your heart pumping then back to easy for the final section to the lookout. There are interesting rock formations up top to be explored but be careful near the edge. A communications facility and a Memorial plaque also occupy the summit area. There is some evidence of surface workings (gold) near the track.

exo karpos on 28 Nov, 2010

A great walk but the grasswas high at the top and bit muddy on the way down.

Laurence Hallam on 29 Sep, 2010

A great walk on a windy day!

Laurence Hallam on 12 Aug, 2010

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