Wide Bay Burnett


From Gympie to Bundaberg. This region is known for...

Popular Walks


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Council Areas

  1. Gympie Regional 
  2. South Burnett Regional
  3. North Burnett Regional
  4. Fraser Coast Regional
  5. Bundaberg Regional

Contact details

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Walks in Wide Bay Burnett

140 m return
10 mins

Archers Lookout

Archers Lookout sits atop Duke Mountain with 360 views over Gayndah.

3.2 km return
90 mins

Auburn River National Park , Gorge -top walk

The track follows the river on a gentle walk through open eucalypt forest along the top of the gorge. At the lookout there are spectacular views down the river,
which flows over a series of cascades to the Auburn River Falls—best viewed after heavy rain.

1.5 km return
1 hr

Auburn River National Park , Riverbed and rockpools walk

This is a strenuous walk and should only be attempted by fit walkers. This rough track winds down the side of the gorge to the river, travelling through dry rainforest, eucalypt forest and creek vegetation. The swollen trunks of bottle trees are a forest feature. Before exploring the river: take time to observe the immediate area to ensure you will be able to find the trail on your return. Take care when walking on wet rock surfaces, as they can be slippery.

600 m return
15 mins

Auburn River National Park, Gorge Lookout walk

This short stroll leads to impressive views across Auburn River gorge. Take a camera and capture views of the river and its distinctive boulders. The 'Giant's Chair' can be seen from the lookout; so too is a peregrine falcon's nest—easily detected because of the 'white-wash' marks on the cliff face below a collection of sticks and debris which make up the nest. Unfenced lookout: Stay well back from the edge and supervise children at all times.

3.3 km return
1 hr

Baldwin Swamp

A walk around a series of lagoons and home to a variety of birds. There is also a large colony of flying foxes. The length of the walk will vary depending on which tracks you take. Note motorised bikes must be registered and dogs must be on a leash.

370 m return
20 mins

Boat Mountain, Braithwaites Lookout

A walk up to Boat Mountain's first lookout with views towards Murgon, through healthy, partly-shaded bushland.

While this is a short and easy to follow track, the walk begins with a long staircase (approx. 190 steps), making this a Grade 3-4 track.

2.2 km return
45 mins

Boat Mountain, Daniels Lookout

This track winds up Boat Mountain then follows along the ridge at the top to offer sweeping views to the north.

There is a long man-made staircase at the beginning of this walk (approx. 190 steps), making this a Grade 3-4 difficulty trail, but the upper section of the track is mostly flat and very easy to follow, with views that are well worth the effort.

900 m return
45 mins

Boat Mountain, Silburns Vine Scrub Walk

Boat Mountain is named for it's shape, which looks like an overturned Viking ship. Silburns Vine Scrub Walk is a side track off the main trail. It winds through a shady section of dry rainforest that contains many interesting vines and plants (you may wish to wear protective clothing to avoid being scratched by prickly shrubs).

4.4 km return
2.5 hrs

Coalstoun Lakes

A short walk up over the ridge and down in to the 1st crater. Between 1st and 2nd crater watch for orb spiders. Can be stunning when the lakes have water.

800 m return
30 mins

Coomba Water Hole

Follow the staircase down to this hidden water hole and water fall/cascade. Beautiful spot for a picnic and to cool off on a hot summer's day.