Sundown National Park Southern Queensland Country

Sundown National Park is a rugged and remote wilderness on the Queensland–New South Wales border. Photo credit: Brett Roberts © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Unforgettable family camping adventures at Sundown!

A half day’s drive from Brisbane, there’s an outback adventure just waiting to happen. At Sundown National Park, you and your kids can unplug from your ‘everyday’ (no mobile connection here!) and reconnect face to face (not phone to phone) in the vastness of a breathtaking landscape. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Journeys

Walking tracks at a glance

Matching experience and expectations—to make your planning easier, simply match your expectations and experience with the most suitable track or trail.

Walks from the southern entrance

These walks start from The Broadwater camping area at the park’s southern entrance.

Track nameDistanceDurationClassification
2. Permanent Waterhole 2km return 1hr Grade 3
1. Western Circuit 4.5km return 1.5hrs Grade 3

Walks in the north-eastern section

Track nameDistanceDurationClassification
3. Red Rock Gorge lookout track 500m return 15mins Grade 3
  • Embark on a memorable riverside walk, through beautiful woodlands to magnificent valley views from the rocky outcrop of Rats Castle.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 5 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Trace your fingers across steep rock faces, through a sheltered gorge with rock pools and vine scrub where vulnerable ooline trees grow.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 3–4hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 5 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take in the serene beauty at this waterhole, where deep reflective water gives way to lichen-encrusted rocks and sculptured hills blanketed by forest.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    2km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Gaze across a deep gorge with cliffs stained red by lichen, and the rugged ranges stretching out to the south.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    500m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 15min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Leave the river for higher ground to take in expansive views over the valley and spot colourful woodland birds.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4.5km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive

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