Bush Walks Brisbane

Walking tracks brisbane

In this “Bush Walks Brisbane” Guide, you can find a list of all the bush walks in or around Brisbane.

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 from the hustle and bustle of the city, some of these beautiful tracks are great scenic walks and leads you to amazing views.

D’Aguilar National Park

Bush walks Brisbane

This is one of the bush walks in Brisbane which is closest to Brisbane city. This is one of the thing we love about this bush walk is that we do not have to drive hours to see this national park. It is only a few mins drive hence we kept it at the top of the list of Brisbane bushwalks.

Its closes national park to the Brisbane city towards northside. After you pass The Gap northern suburb very soon you will start seeing green area while driving and soon you will enter this national park. There are a few different trails you can take in the D’Aguilar National Park, from the moderate to the more advanced, depending on your abilities and experience. The Park offers spectacular views to Moreton Bay and the chance to explore subtropical rainforest, hoop pines, waterfalls, eucalyptus forests and remote gorges. If you’re unsure where to start, try the 1.9km Rainforest Circuit.

Start your park visit at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Then travel into the cooler forests of Southern D’Aguilar to enjoy scenic lookouts, walking tracks and shady picnic areas. At Jolly’s lookout (wheelchair-accessible), cook a barbecue while taking in the views over Samford Valley. At Boombana, take a short rainforest walk among strangler figs and climbing vines.

In the northern Mount Mee section of the park, discover the remains of an historic sawmill in the Gantry day-use area. Fit walkers can hike the Somerset trail for views of Somerset and Wivenhoe lakes. The rockpool at Rocky Hole is surrounded by eucalypt forest and is a great place for a cooling swim in summer. Campers can stay at Neurum Creek or the more remote Archer camping area (four-wheel-drive access only).

Curtis Falls – Mt Tamborine

This is one of the bush walks in Brisbane, 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.

Lamington National Park

Do a nice green foresty drive from Brisbane to Lamington National Park and then enjoy the bushwalk. It is home to a collection of stunning natural splendours that should be at the top of everyone’s Brisbane bush walking bucket list. The Morans Falls track easily takes the prize for best bushwalk near Brisbane, winding through layers of volcanic lava flows and a subtropical rainforest before ending with killer views over Morans Falls and the surrounding valley.  A lot of picturesque scenes on the way while you do your bush walk.


Springwood Conservation Park – Springwood

This is one of the bush walks in Brisbane, 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

This is one of the bush walks in Brisbane with stunning falls 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.

Scenic Rim Trail


The Scenic Rim is one of Australia’s most accessible World Heritage Listed regions located just outside of Brisbane city in Queensland. The area spans 4254sq km (2643sq miles) and offers stunning scenery and plenty of hiking opportunities to visitors of all ages. Hiking along the Scenic Rim Trail can be done in many different ways. Many locals opt to explore the region on day hikes, conquering one part of the trail after another, while avid hikers can set out on multi-day hikes, carrying all of their equipment and provisions with them. The idea of roughing it on the trail no longer sounds appealing to us, so we were pleased to discover a challenging yet comfortable way to experience the Scenic Rim Trail with Spicers Retreats


Bunyaville Conservation Park – Albany Creek

This is one of the bush walks in Brisbane 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. Summit Track is one of the most iconic bushwalks in Brisbane for very good reason. This trail, located only a hop, skip and jump from the CBD, features an aboriginal art trail, a gushing waterfall (after a good rain day) and spectacular views over the city from the summit.

Mt Barney Bush Walk

It’s 1 and half hr drive from Brisbane. The 3-hour return walk along a rocky trail to the Lower Portals is well worth it. As well as being a pretty hike, the pools at the end are a sight to see, framed on either side by granite boulders. It’s a stellar spot for a summer dip, you can also camp nearby, though you will need to score a permit in advance.

Mt Warning

It is located between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. The hike takes around an hour up the mountain, culminating in a hardcore vertical rock climb up at the end. While you are here, you must checkout Mavis’s Kitchen, a few minutes from the base of Mount Warning is a stunning spot for a well-deserved post-hike lunch and glass of wine.

Mt Tibrogargan

Mount Tibrogargan is also located in the Glass House Mountains.This is the place where mountains touch the skies. One of the tallest hills in Qld. Standing at 364m tall, Tibrogargan combines challenge, natural beauty and amazing views all in the one package.