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.

    Key to track standards

    The classification system is based on Australian Standards. Please note that while each track is graded according to its most difficult section, other sections may be easier.

    Grade 4 walking trackGrade 4 track

    • May be extensively overgrown; hazards such as fallen trees and rocks likely to be present.
    • Moderate level of fitness required.
    • Ankle-supporting footwear strongly recommended.

    Grade 4 walking trackBraithwaites Lookout—500m return (30 minutes)

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

    Grade 4 walking trackDaniels Lookout—2.6km return (1–1.5 hours)

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

    Grade 4 walking trackSilburns vine scrub walk—940m loop off Daniels Lookout track (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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