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.

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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.


None found.

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.



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.


GPS Tracks


1.5 hour round trip. Beautiful views.

Adelaine Ingham on 25 Oct, 2019

On the end of Ninderry road

Kristina on 27 Jul, 2019

Small but quite enjoyable views

Deon Krahe on 23 Jul, 2019

Lovely walk, fantastic views

Jane Noon on 21 Jul, 2019

Lovely walk! Not too challenging. Quite a view from the Eastern lookout - makes you realise how high up you are!

Naomi Bradley on 2 Jul, 2019

Some of the best views are off the set track, though there is a clear path circling around the top of the mountain.

JayWalker on 26 May, 2019

Great hike. Good set of stairs the plateaus out up top.
East & West viewing platforms

Ian Gibbs on 11 May, 2019

Well worn easy track. Nice lookouts both east and west. Carparking can be limited.
Well behaved dogs welcome

Nathan Boyce on 19 Apr, 2019

Great little walk. Nice veiws.

Craig Buchan on 3 Mar, 2019

Enjoyable. Little bit steep, lots of cool rocky steps. Great views of the coast, Mt Coolum and Mt Tinbeerwah. Follow the path around to the west for other viewpoints.

Linda on 25 Feb, 2019

Nice gentle climb. About 1hr30min return. Can take dogs!

Adam on 8 Feb, 2019

First time doing this one was our 5th for the day, it rained for our hike but the paths were good and not slippery pity we missed the view at the top due to the rain.
23min 30 sec up, 21min 46sec down

Juanita on 3 Feb, 2019

5/6 in the mountain challenge. Rained the whole way up so really didn't get to see the view at all. Great mountain to climb and will definitely do it again. 23:30 up. 21:46 down.

Steve on 3 Feb, 2019

This one was better than I thought because of the large rocks slightly off the trail that you can get amazing views from! Better views than I expected too! Loved it!! I post photos of my hikes to am based in the Sunshine Coast :)

Hannah MC on Feb, 2019

A great walk with good views of the coast and Hinterland, even better when it's on your back door step!

Eric Bates on 1 Jan, 2019

Great walk with kids.

Luci Carter on 11 Nov, 2018

Great climb and spectacular view from top, very clear track, recommend to go to Western lookout first and follow marked track from there to eastern lookout.

Marcella on 26 Oct, 2018

Just outside Yandina. This is an easy hike more than a climb and though 304 meters high it’s a very easy two and a half kilometre return.
The track is always in good condition (though as with all bush/mountain walks beware of wet conditions that make such treks very slippy and thus dangerous) and the starting point is found just behind the picnic area. It is apparently an aboriginal sacred area with a hidden midden not far away at the base.
Having done it twice I was amazed that I only found one fellow climber –which suited me fine. It does give one pause to think though that one ought to advise a trustworthy reliable friend that will follow up if you do not report back by a certain time - even on a simple climb—for accidents happen. (Snakes, twisted ankle, falls, heart or asthma attacks)
Plenty of unusual coloured flowers to photograph and an easy-ish walk up and down some valleys and then leading up stony rubble-like pathways that gradually steepen as one ascends. There are many mini paths leading off towards viewing type platforms and outcrops from which one can record the great views—and have a rest.
About 2.8 km return and you can allow an hour or so there and back.
Sadly there have been suicides up these mountains and some of them are recorded by memorial plaques on this one. Perhaps not a good idea for those poor depressants. Hopefully those of you who start off up this track can leave their pains at the top-having climbed on top of them all to make the mountain figuratively higher as they unburden—then having rejuvenated themselves by the climb and views of the world and life before them, will climb back down with a stronger “I can overcome it’ attitude.
So take note of such descriptions as that means you need good-grip climbing shoes as there is more than a tendency to loose balance and injure oneself.
There is a meteorological building at the top. Views look over cane fields, forests, roads and rivers that lead to the sea with Mount Coolum standing proud amid the picture views.
Amazingly this climb advertises one can take dogs-presumably on a lease. This may or not be a good idea but so long as all pet owners keep control over their furry friends fellow walkers wont complain.
The apex has very restricted views and perhaps, for the sake of the tourists, might do with a trim in selected areas to better view the surrounds, otherwise just enjoy ticking off another challenge.

Paul on 28 Jul, 2018

The track is not as well formed a Mr Coolum but still a good climb. There are viewing points on the way but when at the very top there are no views as it is surrounded by trees. You will know when you are at the top because there is an emergency services relay beacon there. Good views at the look outs.

Maxine K Stringer on 14 Jun, 2018

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


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