Mt Mitchell Summit Bushwalk, Main Range National Park, QLD

Mt Mitchell is located in the Cunninghams Gap section of Main Range National Park, which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. 116km west of Brisbane, Mt Mitchell is a great place to escape the busyness of city life and enjoy a nature adventure. Quick Info Location: Crest Carpark, Cunninghams Gap, … Read more

Cascades Circuit, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

With around a dozen creek crossings, Cascades Circuit is the most fun bushwalk in Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section. The multiple creek crossings also makes it the most photogenic. Location: End of Forestry Reserve Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking Distance: 6.5km Elevation: 250m Time: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderately Hard Costs/Permit: No … Read more

Dalrymple Circuit, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

Dalrymple Circuit is a beautiful little bushwalk, adjacent to Manna Gum camping area, that follows Dalrymple Creek. Strategically placed seating, with views of the creek, makes this is a track to pause and reflect as you go. Location: End of Forestry Reserve Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking Distance: 1.2km Elevation: Negligible Time: 30 … Read more

Araucaria Falls Track, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

The Araucaria Falls track has much to offer: a creek crossing, waterfall, rock hopping, vine pony, and a rock pool to swim in. There are so many gems waiting to be experienced in this rainforest bushwalk. Location: Approximately 3km from the start of Lookout Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking Distance: 3.6km Elevation: … Read more

Sylvesters Lookout Track, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

Sylvesters Lookout track is a lovely short bushwalk, idealy completed in conjunction with other tracks, during a day in the Goomburra Section of Main Range National Park. Location: 1.5km from the end of Lookout Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking Distance: 1km Elevation: 47m Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Moderate, due to uneven path. However, a very … Read more

Mount Castle Lookout Track, Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

With views to Brisbane on a clear day, over 100km away, Mount Castle Lookout is definitely qualified to boast spectacular views. The 480m walk through lush rainforest to get there makes it a very small effort to reward bushwalk. Location: End of Lookout Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking Distance: 1km Elevation: 43m Time: 30 … Read more

Main Range National Park, Goomburra Section, QLD

Home to Araucaria Falls and the beautiful Cascades circuit, Main Range National Park Goomburra Section is an unexpected rainforest oasis. With over half a dozen tracks to choose from, many fitness levels are catered to. The walks vary in length from 1km to 12km. Location: Lookout Road, Goomburra QLD 4362 (2.5 hours SW Brisbane) Walking … Read more

Mt Coot-tha Sunrise Summit Bushwalk, QLD

Seeing Brisbane City awaken for the day is a remarkable experience. Catch sunrise on the top of Mt Coot-tha and set yourself up for an extraordinary day. If you’ve already enjoyed the summit bushwalk in daylight, a dawn bushwalk adds a whole new element. Location: Start from JC Slaughter Falls, 37 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, … Read more

Enoggera Dam Reservoir Bushwalk QLD

Don’t be tricked by the lack of blue on the map, Enoggera Reservoir really does have water in it. The tracks that circuit the reservoir can be easily accessed from the Park n’ Ride at The Gap. While there isn’t one easy to follow circuit track, having GPS on hand will help keep you on … Read more

Mt Edwards Summit Bushwalk, QLD

Prepare for the most exhausting 3km of your life! While not technically challenging, Mt Edwards will challenge your mental stamina. The 3km hike to the summit involves 500m of elevation – guaranteed to get your heart pumping. If you pace yourself and have a moderate level of fitness, this mountain is totally achieveable. Quick Info … Read more

Queens Park, Toowoomba, QLD

Toowoomba, The Garden City, is home to the beautiful Queens Park. Set on 25 hectares in the east of the city, Queens Park is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whilst not strictly a bushwalk, Queens Park is too beautiful not to share. Quick Info Location: 43-73 Lindsay St, East Toowoomba … Read more

Ravensbourne National Park, QLD

A great place to stop if you are travelling between Brisbane and Toowoomba and need to stretch your legs. Ravensbourne National Park is an oasis in the middle of a dry land. Quick Info Location: Dodds Rd, Ravensbourne QLD 4352 Walking Distance: 1.7km Elevation: 100 stairs Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required Opening … Read more

Lake Manchester, QLD

Lake Manchester was confusing. So much hard work for very little reward, yet it felt like an achievement. Baffling that a bushwalk around a lake would contain so few views of said lake. Having said that, the few views that were glimpsed were quite lovely. Quick Info Location: 667 Lake Manchester Road, Lake Manchester QLD 4306 … Read more

Mt Coot-tha, JC Slaughter Falls, QLD

Minutes from the Brisbane CBD, JC Slaughter Falls in the Mt Coot-tha Forest precinct is a beautiful oasis. One of Brisbane’s most popular picnic spots, it is also the starting point for many of the Mt Coot-tha Forest bushwalks. Quick Info Location: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Mt Coot-tha QLD, 4066 Walking Distance: 2km-15km Elevation: Some hills, some very steep … Read more

Mt Coot-tha Forest Bushwalks, QLD

Just 5km from the Brisbane CBD, Mt Coot-tha Forest is a must do nature experience. Introduce interstate and international visitors to the best of Brisbane with a day at Mt Coot-tha Forest. Quick Info Location: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Mt Coot-tha QLD, 4066 Walking Distance: 2km-60km Elevation: Some hills, some very steep hills Time: 1 – 8 hours Difficulty: Easy to … Read more

Mt Glorious Bushwalk, QLD

Nestled in the southern section of D’Aguilar National Park, Mt Glorious lives up to its name—glorious! Start your nature experience early by winding down your car windows on the drive there; the bush sounds and beauty start well before the bushwalking tracks do. Quick Info Location: Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious QLD, 4520 Walking Distance: 2km – … Read more

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Bushwalk

Queensland’s premier botanic gardens, just a short drive from Brisbane City, is a wonderful place to experience a different type of bushwalk. With loads to discover, come for an hour or pack a picnic and come for the day. Quick Info Location: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong QLD, 4066 Walking Distance: Various, from 1km Elevation: Gentle hills Time: 1+ hours … Read more

Mt Coot-tha Summit Bushwalk, QLD

I love it when local councils invest well in free nature experiences that are suitable for families. The bushwalk from J.C.Slaughter Falls to the summit of Mt Coot-tha is one such experience. Superbly planned and consistently maintained, this bushwalk is a must do for all Brisbane families. Make that all South East Qld families; and everyone … Read more