Wide Bay Burnett

Summary

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

Popular Walks

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

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
4 km return
90 mins

Gordonbrook Dam

Gordonbrook Dam is the sole water supply for Kingaroy and a peaceful spot to unwind. Take in the beautiful dam views from the viewing platform or a variety of walking tracks along the waters edge.

Medium
1 km return
30 mins

Kinbombi Falls

Proceed to waypoint 6.5km east of Goomeri, 19km south-west of Kilkivan on Wide Bay Highway. Turn south onto Kinbombi Road and follow for 4km to picnic area. Well signed. Camping area with picnic and toilet facilities. 3 separate lookouts, accessed via short tracks with lots of stairs

Easy
4 km return
45 mins

Lake Murphy Conservation Park

Nice easy stroll along the camping area , Robinson Creek and Lake Murphy

Medium
20 km one-way
3 hrs

Mary to Bay Rail Trail

A 20k walk/ ride from Hervey Bay To Maryborough, or visa versa. Cleared packed gravel track to thicker bush tracks. Mainly flat with some flooding in wetter weather. View the bird life and early morning kangaroos feeding on tufts of grass by the track.

Easy
5 km return
1 hr

Mount Mia

Located in Wrattens State Forest . Nice quite hike as none venture out here often I say.

Medium
5.5 km return
2 hrs

Mount Perry Summit Walk

Mt Perry. The walk up to the tree line is the hardest part. About 1km , constantly going up, in the sun and warmth of the morning really takes it out of you. The track through the trees and up to the peak is quite a good one and anyone who enjoys a good bush walk should have no problem reaching the peak. Once there the views are fantastic.

Medium
10 km return
2 hrs

Mt Widgee

Nice relatively easy ,if you're fit ;-) , up to Mt Widgee to enjoy awesome views across Wratten Forrest.

Hard
3.6 km return
2.5 hrs

Mt Woowoonga

A rough trail leads through thick vine forest to the lookout before opening up into open hoop pine forest with some vine forest sections in the understory. Towering hoop pines greet hikers at the summit of Mt Woowoonga. A high level of fitness is required to make the final ascent to the summit as it is a steep and strenuous climb suitable for experienced bushwalkers only.

Easy
2.75 km return
30 mins

Pir'ri Reserve

Easy walk through rainforest to grassland and gums. Koalas 🐨 can be seen if your patient and lucky.
Trail is not very well maintained

Easy
700 m return
45 mins

The Palms Circuit

Tucked away in the hills east of Cooyar, The Palms National Park is a gem worth making an effort to visit. Small in size, but big in nature, this tiny patch of remnant subtropical rainforest is filled with impressive piccabeen palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) clinging to a waterlogged depression, towering fig trees and a rich suite of birdlife.