Hiking National Parks around Brisbane…

Light walking trails:

Lamington National Park | Split into two sections, Greens Mountains and Binna Burra.


  • Lamington is a national park in Queensland, Australia, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border. Wikipedia
  • Address: Binna Burra QLD 4211
  • Area: 206 km²
  • Phone: 13 74 68

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Sandy Creek Circuit | Mt Tamborine, 2.6km hike.

Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (Mt Tamborine, Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland (“The green behind the gold”).

Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours. The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades.


The Honeyeater Track, MtCoot-tha | Brisbane, 2km hike.

The Mt Coot-tha Reserve track map offers different walks for you to go on, lets you know the grade, who they are suited to, what habitat you will see and the best things to do.

Download the Mt Coot-tha Reserve track map (PDF – 1Mb).

This track begins 375 metres from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, off Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and provides access to the Chapel Hill area.

Grade: steep over short sections
Habitat: open eucalypt forest
Must: visit the Hut Environmental Centre

Honey eater

Giraween National Park | The Granite Belt. ‘Girraween has 10 different walks ranging from an easy 800m circuit to a difficult six-hour hike to Mt Norman’. Take a tent and camp in this beautiful place. There are many wineries dotted around this area as well to visit.


  • Girraween National Park is an area of the Granite Belt in south-east Queensland, Australia reserved as a national park. Girraween is known for its spectacular flowers, dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife. Wikipedia
  • Address: Pyramids Road, Girraween QLD 4382
  • Area: 117 km²
  • Phone: (07) 4684 5157

Burleigh Head National Park | Gold Coast. A few different, easy walks are available. The oceanview walk is a 1.2 kilometres one way that leads around the headland from Tallebudgera Creek to the southern edge of the Burleigh Heads township. The rainbow walk is 2.3 kilometers return and will take approximately 45 minutes. Keep your eyes peeled at the lookout for any humpback whales passing by.


Noosa National Park | Noosa, The Sunshine Coast. There is 9 tracks to choose from ranging from 1 kilometre to 5.4 kilometres.


  • Noosa National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 121 km north of Brisbane. It is situated near Noosa Heads between the Pacific Ocean and the Sunshine Coasts’s northern area of urban … Wikipedia
  • Address: Park Road, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
  • Area: 40 km²
  • Hours:

    Open today · 9:15 am – 4:45 pm
  • Phone: (07) 5447 3522

Cooloola Great Walk | Noosa North Shore and ends in Rainbow Beach (or reverse). 102 kilometre hike available for those that dare. ‘The walk itself winds through rainforest, beaches and eucalypts, with some major landmarks including the Noosa River and the Great Sandy National Park’.


Cooloola offers something for all visitors. Four-wheel drive past towering coastal sand cliffs and coloured sands, fish straight from the ocean, canoe on tranquil waterways, hike through rainforest remnants and across vast sandblows and camp among blooming wildflowers.

Long beaches backed by high sand dunes, tranquil waterways, wildflower heaths, freshwater lakes, woodlands and forests make Cooloola a popular holiday destination and a vital refuge for coastal wildlife.

Permits are required before setting up your camp, fees apply. Vehicle Access Permits (VAPs) are also required when traversing beaches and some inland sand tracks in the Cooloola Recreation Area (PDF, 2.3M)*.

Many tracks within the park are 4WD only – day tours and safaris are available. Attraction URL: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/


D’Aguilar National Park | on the doorstep of Brisbane. Hikes range between 16 kilometres and 24 kilometers. Enjoy rainforest, lookouts, waterfalls, streams, and hoop pines.

Between 10 km and 35 km north-west of Brisbane’s city centre

Discover remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expanses of eucalypt woodland and spectacular views to Moreton Bay, all within an hour and a half’s drive of Brisbane.

D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park) totals approximately 36,000 ha, protecting the core of the D’Aguilar Range’s vast bushland area.


  • D’Aguilar is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 31 km northwest of Brisbane. The southern part of the park was formerly known as Brisbane Forest Park, while the northern part of the park is at Mount Mee. Wikipedia
  • Address: Mt Nebo Rd, The Gap QLD 4306
  • Area: 20.5 km²
  • Phone: 13 74 68


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King greenhood orchid on the Morelia Track, D’Aguilar National Park. View from Fred’s Gorge, Minerva Hills National Park
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Lamington National Park | Split into two sections, Greens Mountains and Binna Burra. Hikes vary here. You can enjoy a 10 kilometre walk return trip up to a 24 kilometer hike, one way.


Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area an outstanding place to visit.


  • Lamington is a national park in Queensland, Australia, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border. Wikipedia
  • Address: Binna Burra QLD 4211
  • Area: 206 km²
  • Phone: 13 74 68


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