Wide Bay Burnett

Summary

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

Popular Walks

History

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Features

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Access

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Maps

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Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

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

Easy
140 m return
10 mins

Archers Lookout

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

Medium
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.

Medium
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
370 m return
20 mins

Boat Mountain, Braithwaites Lookout

An easy and short walk up to the first lookout / view point of Murgon. Just a little incline with mostly man made stairs.

Medium
2.2 km return
45 mins

Boat Mountain, Daniels Lookout

Walk to the other side of the mountain to enjoy great views from North. No climbing involved , just follow track , mountain is kinda flat-ish on top. It's worth the views !!!

Medium
2.2 km return
45 mins

Boat Mountain, Silburns Vine Scrub Walk

See the vine forest and great views along the walking track. Wear protective clothing to avoid being scratched by prickly shrubs.

Easy
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.

Easy
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.