Compared to other activities, Bush walking gives you a unique experience. An experience that brings you closer to the nature and gives you a sense of adventure. Brisbane has a variety of walking trails or bush walking tracks. Away form the hustle and bustle of city, some of these beautiful tracks are great scenic walks and leads you to amazing views.
Curtis Falls – Mt Tamborine
This is a 1.5km circuit walk through lush rainforest and to the beautiful Curtis Falls. You can view the falls from a viewing platform and they run all year round. Make sure you look out for Lyrebirds as well. Please know that it is forbidden to leave the track and viewing platforms. You can however, have a swim if it is a warm day.
Springwood Conservation Park – Springwood
This was formerly a quarry site and was saved by the local community. You will experience paradise among balancing rocks, caves, cliffs and gorges. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for koalas, sugar gliders, possums or swamp wallaby.
Kondalilla Falls – Maleny
These stunning falls are located at the Blackall Ranges in the Sunshine Coast. These falls are home to many species of animals including 32 species of frog, 107 species of bird, wallabies, platypus, goannas and bush turkey. There are plenty of walks and picnic areas surrounding the falls and if it is hot you are welcome to cool off in the water.
Bunyaville Conservation Park – Albany Creek
This park located in the middle of suburbia is a wildlife sanctuary. Keep your eyes peeled for koalas, wallabies, reptiles, insects, native birds and beautiful plants. The park offers walks, bike tracks and picnic areas.
Burleigh Head National Park – Burleigh Heads
This park is home to the best view of the Gold Coast. Walkers have access to two pleasant walking tracks. The Oceanview walk leads to the headland while the Rainforest walk leads uphill to the 88m above sea level summit. In winter and spring you may even see humpback whales from the viewing platforms. If you aren’t steady on your feet or have a pram, the Oceanview track is best for you.
Simpson Falls Walk – Mt Coot-tha
This is a 2.8 km bush walk from Simpson Falls. The walk offers barbecue areas and a beautiful view of the falls and Brisbane city.