Mt Ninderry

Sunshine Coast

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

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

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


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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.



Other References/Comments:

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


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

Walk was pretty easy and quick. Good views from the top - including views of the Solar Farm.

Chanelle 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

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 ;-)

J on 20 May, 2014


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