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

Mt Tibrogargan Base Circuit Bushwalk, Glasshouse Mountains, QLD

Beautiful, easy, accessible; there are so many reasons to experience The Mt Tibrogargan Base Circuit. A great place to take the kids to disconnect them from technology for a morning or afternoon. Location: 127 Marshs Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD 4518 Walking Distance: 4km return Elevation: mild undulations Time: 1-2 hours Difficulty: Easy, a few tree roots to navigate … Read more

Cedar Creek Falls, Tamborine Mountain QLD

The Cedar Creek Fall Section of Tamborine Mountain is amazing. Differing from the other five sections – there is no rainforest here – it is a stand out unique experience not to be missed. Whilst it is very small as far as bushwalks go, it is very big as an immersive nature experience. Pack a … Read more

Palm Grove Section, Tamborine Mt QLD

After setting a goal in 2020 to complete all the bushwalks on Tamborine Mountain, I finally completed the Palm Grove Section. Despite living in Brisbane for 25 years and visiting Tamborine Mountain dozens of times, I had never been to the Palm Grove Section. Without the fancy drawcard of a waterfall that most of the … Read more

The Knoll Section, Tamborine Mt, QLD

Home of Cameron Falls and boasting views to Brisbane City, The Knoll Section of Tamborine Mountain does not disappoint. With plenty of picnic areas and a lookout 100m from the carpark, The Knoll Section is popular with tourists and locals alike. Quick Info Location: 48/50 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272 Walking Distance: 2.6km return Elevation: Some … Read more

Brisbane Koala Bushland, Stockyard Creek Circuit Bushwalk, Burbank QLD

Nestled in the outskirts of Brisbane, between Logan City and Redlands City, Brisbane Koala Bushlands is the result of money well spent from the Bushland Preservation Levy and some kindly donated lands. The Stockyard Creek Circuit is ideal for an intergenerational family experience. Quick Info Location: 137 Alperton Rd, Burbank QLD 4156 Walking Distance: 1.4km of sealed … Read more

Point Cartright Bushwalk, Sunshine Coast QLD

Point Cartright is vibrantly alive. The power and relentlessness of the ocean sets the tone for this bushwalk/beachwalk. Quick Info Location: Lot 577 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575 Walking Distance: 500m return Elevation: Small incline, stairs to the beach Time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required Opening Times: Only closed occasionally for maintenance Facilities: … Read more

Southbank Rainforest Walk, QLD

So wonderful that in the midst of Brisbane’s largest leisure area, Brisbane City Council saw fit to create the Rainforest Walk. A beautiful oasis surrounded by so much doing, the Rainforest Walk provides an opportunity to stop and just be. Quick Info Location: Clem Jones Promonade, Southbank QLD 4101 Walking Distance: 200m Elevation: A few stairs Time: 5 minutes … 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

MacDonald Section, Tamborine Mt, Qld

The most beautiful aspect of this section of Tamborine Mountain is that the land was generously donated to the Crown, by Miss Jessie MacDonald, so that it could be enjoyed by many for all time. With generosity underpinning its existance, it’s no wonder this is a beautiful rainforest bushwalk. Quick Info Location: 44 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine … 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

Buderim Forest Park Bushwalk, Serenity Falls, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Buderim Forest Park is a treasured gem amongst the many jewels the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Home to the aptly named Serenity Falls and Serenity Bridge, it is an oasis just 1km from the gorgeous township of Buderim. Lush, tranquil, and enveloping, Buderim Forest Park is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature … Read more

Bullimba Creek Walking Track

Located in the midst of Carindale, Bullimba Creek Walking Track is a great little spot to unwind from the busyness of suburban living. Walking distance from Westfield Carindale, the track provides an alternate form of entertainment for those who grow weary of retail therapy. Quick Info Location: Bullimba Creek Walking Track, Access via Eromanga Street Park, … Read more

Mt Gravatt Summit Bushwalk

The Mt Gravatt Summit Bushwalk track is a gem in the midst of suburbia. Well used by locals, this 2km return walk will inspire you to spend more time in nature. Fabulous views of Brisbane City, the Glasshouse Mountains and Mt Coot-tha await you at the summit. Quick Info Location: Start at Gertrude Petty Place, … 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

Girraween National Park Bushwalks

Girraween, Aboriginal for ‘Place of Flowers’, is a mind boggling stunner. One could be excused for mistaking it for a giants playground. Enormous boulders balanced precariously will leave you wondering HOW!!! Girraween National Park is a testament to the power of the natural elements and time. This is a unique nature experience, one that hopefully … Read more

Mt Tamborine Botanical Gardens

One of the truly glorious places in South East Queensland, Mount Tamborine Botanical Gardens is a sheer delight. The volunteer run gardens are ideally suited for a leisurely stroll, allowing time to soak in the ambiance and discover the hidden treasures. The gardens include a lake centerpiece, rainforest walk, Japanese gardens, a children’s discovery walk … Read more

Fitzroy Falls Bushwalk and Lookout

Fitzroy Falls, in the Southern Highlands of NSW, is an 81 metre waterfall  flowing down a sandstone escarpment into the valley below. It has only been know to dry up once in living memory, so odds are it will be flowing for your visit. The picturesque drive there comes close to surpassing the beauty of … Read more

Minnippi Parklands

Minnippi Parklands is a welcome spot for a relaxing stroll. While not technically a bushwalk, the Parklands are a welcome nature escape for the surrounding suburbs of Tingalpa and Carindale.  A wider than average footpath, that is suitable for all abilities, circles Minnippi  Lake. A viewing platform overhanging the lake is an ideal vantage point … Read more

Daisy Hill State Forest, Paperbark Trail, Lake Dennis, QLD

Daisy Hill State Forest is a treasure trove of tracks and facilities. Whether you have a hour to spare or the whole day, Daisy Hill State Forest has something to offer. The forest caters to diverse users such as: bushwalkers, school groups, mountain bike riders, rogaine adventurers, wedding parties and horse riders. A 2km ring road, … Read more

Berrinba Wetlands Bushwalk Walking Track

Stunning loveliness! I came away truly impressed from my jaunt to Berrinba Wetlands. This free community nature playground is a credit to Logan City Council. The extremely well maintained and much wider than average footpaths make for an enjoyable social nature experience. Even if you just make it to the viewing platform, your trip to Berrinba … Read more

Underwood Park Duck Pond Lagoon Boardwalk and Surrounds

Underwood Park’s lagoon and boardwalk is a place of tranquility and loveliness. It is especially beautiful at sunrise or sunset when golden light filters through the paperbarks and shimmers on the lagoons surface. An ideal place for a solitary contemplative walk, or equally good for a walk and chat with a friend, or even a … Read more

Springwood Conservation Park Bushwalk

Hidden away in the middle of suburbia, just to the south of Brisbane, is Springwood Conservation Park. Previously an old quarry, this area was transformed into a nature reserve thanks to the local council and passionate community members. It’s vision was to create “a place from which you leave restored, more aware, more responsible and … Read more