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

Cougal Cascades Bushwalk, Springbrook National Park QLD

Cougal Cascades is part of Springbrook National Park, however, like the Natural Bridge, is not accessed via Springbrook Road. Instead, Cougal Cascades is accessed from Currumbin Valley. The drive to the cascades sets the scene for the experience, with Currumbin Creek Road following the gently meandering Currumbin Creek for the last few kilometres. The drive … 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

Goomoolahra Falls Picnic Area and Bushwalk, Springbrook, QLD

A lovely addition to your day at Springbrook, Goomoolahra Falls bushwalk and picnic area is an ideal place to refuel between longer bushwalks. Visit here in combination with Twin Falls circuit or Purling Brook Falls to complete your day at Springbrook National Park. Quick Info Location: 2922 (end of) Springbrook Road, Springbrook, Qld 4213 Walking … 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

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

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

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 experienced the serenity of 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 … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Warning Summit Climb Hike

One of my all time favourite bushwalks. Beautiful rainforest, flowing creek, inspiring views and crisp mountain air, with a challenging rock scramble at the end – all on a well maintained path. The super elite may be able to complete the hike in 2 hours, but anyone with a moderate level of fitness will have … Read more