Boat Mountain Conservation Park Southern Queensland Country | Sunshine Coast

Views from Daniels Lookout, Boat Mountain Conservation Park. Photo credit: © Karen Smith

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted in Boat Mountain Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is accommodation in and around Murgon. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Exploring Boat Mountain

    Relax and enjoy nature in this small park. Have a picnic with a view on the edge of the park. Only picnic tables are provided. Walk to two lookouts for views over the surrounding countryside.

    See the dish-shaped depressions on the track made by the black-breasted button-quail as it spins around feeding. Bandicoot diggings can be seen along the track.

    Camping is not allowed in the park.


    The walking track leads through vine forest and provides great views over the surrounding countryside. Wear protective clothing to avoid being scratched by prickly shrubs.

    Braithwaites Lookout

    Grade 4

    Distance: 500m return

    Time: Allow 30 minutes

    Climb stairs hewn into rich, red volcanic soil for expansive views south over Murgon and towards Bunya Mountains in the distance.

    Daniels Lookout

    Grade 4

    Distance: 2.6km return

    Time: Allow 1-1.5 hours

    Once on top, walking is easy and the stunning 270 degree panoramic views are worth the hike.

    Silburns vine scrub walk

    Grade 4

    Distance: 940m loop off Daniels Lookout track

    Time: Allow extra 40 minutes

    Meander through dense softwood scrub to the calls of eastern whipbirds and thuds of startled black-striped wallabies.

    Viewing wildlife

    Go birdwatching. The park has at least 46 species of birds including rufous whistlers, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes, double-barred finches, red-backed wrens, honeyeaters, fantails, doves and pigeons. You might also see black-striped wallabies and echidnas by day or pygmy-possums and sugar gliders at night.

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