Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Nestled between Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD, the City Botanic Gardens are a welcome reprieve from the busyness of city life. Set on 20 hectares/49 acres, the gardens provide around 5km of interconnected paths encompassing rainforest, formal lawns, lagoon and avenues of mature shade trees. Thank you Brisbane City Council for maintaining these beautiful gardens … 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

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

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

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

Best of all Lookout Bushwalk, Springbrook National Park, QLD

Wow! Be transported into Tolkien’s Middle Earth in this bushwalk. The 350m walk to the lookout, which really does live up to its name, is something straight out of Lord of the Rings. Mysterious, misty and gloomy – but without the fear of giant spiders or wargs – this bushwalk is a truly unique experience. … 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

Rainforest Track and Ocean View Track Bushwalk, Burleigh Head National Park, Gold Coast, QLD

A beautiful blend of bush meets beach, Burleigh Head National Park is a bushwalking gem well used by locals and visitors. With 27 hectares, two access points, and plenty of parking available at Tallebudgera Creek Park (just across the bridge), it’s no surprise this is a well used space. Quick Info Location: Southern entrance: Tallebudgera … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 Beerburrum Summit Climb Bushwalk, Glass House Mountains, QLD

Don’t be deceived by the lure of only 700m to the summit – those 700m will be among the steepest you will ever encounter on a paved walk.  Ridiculously steep! But worth it for the views of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland that await you at the summit. Quick Info: Location: Beerburrum Rd, Beerburrum, QLD 4517 … 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

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

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