Mt Ninderry

Sunshine Coast

A pleasant walk following a stepped track to a large plateau with two viewing platforms. One covers the west, overlooking Yandina and the Blackall Range, the other is to the east overlooking Mt Coolum.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
319m
Total Climb
200m

Getting there:

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Yandina and head west onto the Yandina Coolum Road, away from the mountain. Carry on straight through the roundabout(s) onto Coulson Road and then right along School Road at the railway line. At the end of the road turn right onto Ninderry Road, back over the Highway and up the hill. Follow this till Eucalyptus Circle and look for a cement drive up to the car park on the right.

Maps:

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Route/Trail notes:

From the car park follow the track to the right up the northern ridge and over the saddle till it reaches a steep rocky stepped section, with two small viewing areas on your left. Just after the second lookout, you take the right fork to the western lookout, then continue across the top of the mountain to the eastern lookout, before heading back down to rejoin the original track.

Alternatively bush bash and rock hop around the top for further views.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

It is a shame, that despite the money Sunshine Council have put in here (2017), they have failed to provide a safe viewing area to look south across the Sunshine Coast and the Glass house Mountains, which would be awesome.

 

Comments

Did this one on our way back from Mt Cooroora. In comparison a lot easier, steady well marked climb to the top that is still enough to get the heart rate going. Really nice view at the top, better than Cooroora. If you walk up a bit from the main lookout there is a nice rocky outcrop that you can sit on and get a nice view on the Sunshine Coast in private.

Vonsnrub on 14 Apr, 2018

easy walk with the 2 kids, 7 and 4 years old. 1 hour up and 45 down.
bit confusing up the top just go left every time and you'll go clockwise around the top. and get views east, south and west, but not all at once its very dense up there.

father&son on 8 Apr, 2018

This was #5 of a 6 peaks in one day challenge I did with my daughter, daughter-in-law, and 12yr old granddaughter. Some slippery rocky sections but not difficult. I use a trekking pole which helps when slippery. The view from the eastern lookout is spectacular looking to Mt Coolum. Highly recommended.

Lone Ranger on 8 Jan, 2018

The view from the top is great but if you're feeling lazy the lookout at the half-way is just as good

Rob Nicholson on 13 Aug, 2017

Make sure your shoes have good grip. Lots of loose gravel, stunning scenery at a couple of key points.

The Lizard King on 5 Aug, 2017

Very enjoyable, lots of lookout points to explore on the way up and at the top.

luvwalking on 1 Jul, 2017

The new concrete track makes it a lot easier, but less of a challenge. And, the 'platform' at the top is less than impressive given the publicity hipe. The old tracks are now off limits.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 28 May, 2017

Great walk with kids, great views

Pumpkin Peta on May, 2017

Great little walk. 145m of elevation gain from the car park and took just over an hour return.

Scott on 23 Apr, 2017

It took me about 30 minutes to reach the top with stopping a couple of times along the way. Beautiful views from the top ⛰ Lots of different tracks at the top for you to take in different directions, but I think you would eventually get back down mountain no matter which one you took. Be prepared to see a few sad plaques up on top 🙏💕

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Mel on 2 Apr, 2017

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

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

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 lookouts 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

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