Albert River Circuit, Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section

An all day bushwalk where the reward is definitely worth the effort. Rainforest, waterfalls, lookouts, mountain, Albert River circuit has so much to offer. Quick Info Location: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Qld 4275 Walking Distance: 21.7km Return Elevation: Approximately 350m Time: 6-8 hours Difficulty: Moderate Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required Opening Times: Only closed … Read more

Tree Top Walk, Booyong Walk, Rainforest Return, Mountain Garden, O’Reily’s, Lamington National Park, Green Mountain Section

Within 1km of the Green Mountains trailhead are numerous areas worth exploring. The Tree Top Walk is a free, approximatelty 200m, suspended walk with tree top lookout platforms. The Mountain Garden is a mini botanic gardens, a short walk from the Tree Top Walk. And the Rainforest return is an easy 1.4km bushwalk through the … Read more

Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Section

Coomera Circuit is a gorgeous bushwalk in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. 5km of the 17km track criss-crosses the Coomera River and it’s feeder creeks multiple times, making it an adventurous and rewarding bushwalk. Quick Info Location: End of Binna Burra Rd, Binna Burra, Qld 4211 Walking Distance: 17.4km Return Elevation: Approximately 800m … Read more

Daves Creek Circuit, Binna Burra Section, Lamington National Park

Daves Creek circuit is a 12km, relatively straight forward bushwalk. It is located in the beautiful Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. Traversing a wide variety of vegetation, it is an intriguing nature experience. Quick Info Location: End of Binna Burra Rd, Binna Burra, Qld 4211 Walking Distance: 12km Return Elevation: Approximately 600m Time: 4 to … Read more

Ships Stern Circuit, Binna Burra Section, Lamington National Park

Ships Stern circuit is a whole day, vegetation diverse bushwalk. It is located in the Binna Burra Section of Lamington National Park. Several lookouts and waterfalls along the track make this a very rewarding hike. South East Queensland’s weather makes it accessible at any time of the year. Quick Info Location: End of Binna Burra … Read more

Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock Bushwalk, Main Range National Park, QLD

Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock are part of the Cunninghams Gap section of Main Range National Park, which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Mt Cordeaux is a straightforward out and back climb that takes you to just below the 1135m peak (the summit is not accessible). With views to … Read more

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

Warrie Circuit Bushwalk, Springbrook National Park, QLD

Warrie Circuit is my new all time favourite bushwalk. All the bushwalks in Springbrook National Park are amazing, however Warrie circuit is a level above. Perhaps it is due to the 9 waterfalls the track takes you past, or the hours you spend in rainforest walking next to flowing creeks, or maybe it’s the extended … Read more

Natural Bridge Bushwalk, Springbrook National Park, QLD

It’s no wonder Natural Bridge is the poster child for advertising Springbrook – it is stunning. From the moment you enter the parking lot, you know you have arrived somewhere special. While you could complete the 1km circuit in 15 minutes, this is a track to slow things down and take an hour – or … Read more

Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pools Bushwalk, Springbrook, QLD

There is good reason why the Gold Coast City Council uses pictures of Purling Brook Falls along the M1 to advertise Springbrook National Park. Purling Brook Falls is breathtaking. Tranquil in times of dry, and thunderous after heavy rain – Purling Brook Falls is worth visiting in all seasons. Quick Info Location: Forestry Road, Springbrook, … Read more

Kondalilla Falls Bushwalking Circuit, Sunshine Coast QLD

Tucked away in the hills of Montville, Kondalilla Falls is a beautiful oasis. This rainforest track encourages you to forget your worries and instead be filled with the surrounding serenity. So much loveliness here. Location: Kondalilla Falls Rd, Montville, 4560 QLD Walking Distance: 4.7km Return Elevation: 240m Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate Costs/Permit: No cost, no … Read more

Mt Coolum Sunrise Summit Bushwalk, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Mt Coolum is a surprising amount of sweat for such a modest mountain. The diverse vegetation and jagged cliffs makes for an interesting bushwalk. Climbing Mt Coolum is lovely way to begin a day out at the beach. Location: Corner Tanah St West and Jarnahill Drive, Mount Coolum, 4573 QLD Walking Distance: 1.8km Return Elevation: … 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

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

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

Strickland Falls Bushwalk, Strickland State Forest, NSW

Adjacent to the M1, Strickland State Forest is an ideal spot to have a picnic and stretch your legs while travelling between Sydney and Newcastle. 10 minutes from the freeway entrance, the forest is home to Strickland Falls. Quick Info Location: Strickland Forest Road, Somersby NSW, 2250 Walking Distance: 1.6km Elevation: Some hills Time: up to 1 hour Difficulty: Easy/Moderate: … Read more

Karawatha Forest, QLD

Hidden in the midst of suburbia, Karawatha Forest is a credit to Brisbane City Council. The forest is set on over 900 hectares and encompases dry eucalypt forest, lagoon and wetlands, natural playgrounds and an interactive discovery centre. With over 20km of tracks there is something to suit everyone. Quick Info Location: 149 Acacia Rd, Karawatha … 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

Belmont Hills Reserve, QLD

A well kept secret nestled between the Gateway Motorway and Carindale shopping centre, Belmont Hills Reserve is the result of local residents petitioning the council to reclaim green spaces. Quick Info Location: 132 Scrub Rd, Carindale QLD 4152 Walking Distance: Around 5km of unique tracks – some tracks may be used multiple times Elevation: Very hilly Time: 1-2 … Read more

Witches Falls, Tamborine Mt, QLD

One of the most popular bushwalks on Tamborine Mountain, Witches Falls contains all the magic the mountain has to offer. If you only have time for a couple of bushwalks on Tamborine Mt, this needs to be one of them. Quick Info Location: 132-138 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain, QLD, 4272, or a 2nd access … Read more

Joalah National Park, Tamborine Mt, QLD

Joalah National Park is one of the most popular and most beautiful bushwalks on Tamborine Mountain. The Joalah Section is home to Curtis Falls and the Lower Creek Circuit. Curtis Falls has to be one of the best reward for effort waterfall bushwalks in existance. At less than 1km return it is a must see. … 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

Daisy Hill State Forest, Buhot Creek Circuit Bushwalk, QLD

Buhot Creek Circuit in Daisy Hill State Forest is one of the longer trails in the forest. The circuit is ideal for an immersive experience –  just take a map with you so you don’t immerse yourself for longer than expected! Quick Info Location: Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill, 4127 Walking Distance: 9km Elevation: Numerous hills Time: 3+ hours … Read more

Twin Falls Circuit and Blackfellow Falls, Springbrook National Park, Queensland

Twin Falls Circuit in the beautiful Springbrook National Park is one of Queensland’s treasures. Set amongst lush rainforest, the sheer cliffs and waterfalls make this circuit something special. Springbrook National Park is the perfect place to visit when the Queensland heat begins to mess with your mind. Significantly cooler than Brisbane (1.5 hours away) or … Read more

Daisy Hill State Forest, Old Quarry Bushwalk, QLD

The Old Quarry is an unexpected treasure in Neville Lawrie Reserve, which adjoins Daisy Hill State Forest. I’d lived in the area for 20 years before I heard about the Old Quarry, and have since visited regularly to make up for lost time. The quarry is a welcome oasis in the midst of the usually … Read more

Wild Horse Mountain, Glass House Mountains, Summit Bushwalk

Challenging enough to feel like you have achieved something when you arrive at the summit, with the added benefit of coming away better educated from the information on display at the fire tower lookout. Quick Info Location: Walking Distance: 1.4km return Elevation: 123m Time: 1 hour – allowing time to explore the sheltered fire tower platform Difficulty: Moderate … Read more

Curtis Falls Bushwalk, Tamborine Mountain, QLD

The Curtis Falls bushwalk track is an ideal beginners bushwalk, suitable even for very young families. At a little over half a kilometer from the carpark to the constantly running falls, there is a very small effort to reward cycle that young families and reluctant teenagers will appreciate. And it’s beautiful! Stunning! Glorious! Quick Info … Read more

Dove Lake Circuit Bushwalk, Cradle Mountain, TAS

I was expecting Dove Lake to be amazing – unfortunately I was underwhelmed. Dove Lake Circuit is promoted as one of the must do activities for those holidaying around Cradle Mountain. For me, the hassle involved in getting there took the shine off the experience. Quick Info Location: Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306 Walking Distance: 5.7km circuit … Read more

Mt Ngungun Summit Climb Bushwalk, Glass House Mountains, QLD

Mt Ngungun, (pronounced noo-noo), is one of the Glass House Mountains in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. At 253m elevation and 2.8km return, it is ideal for young families or for anyone with an hour or two to spare. The summit provides spectacular 360° views and is especially stunning at sunrise. Quick Info Location: Fullertons Rd, Glass … 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

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