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Put on your walking boots and explore the beauty and splendour of Queensland’s parks.
There’s no better way to refresh and reconnect with nature than walking in national parks. Our walking tracks will lead you through diverse environments, ranging from rugged rainforest gorges to peaceful forested creeks and long sandy beaches.
You’ll discover much more on foot than from the car window! Get up close to delicate ferns beside the track, glimpse flashes of colourful birds and butterflies flitting through foliage or gaze in wonder at picture-perfect views.
Walking tracks are designed to be enjoyed by everyone, from families with small children in strollers and visitors with limited walking abilities or who use wheelchairs, through to serious hikers seeking more challenging walks.
Tracks are graded from easy to difficult so you’re sure to find one to suit your preferences and abilities.
Your options for short walks through Queensland’s parks are virtually endless. Explore cool rainforests, coastal scenery, waterfall lookouts, bushland oases and much, much more…
If you are looking for more challenging bushwalking experiences (from half-day to full-day walks), you’ll find many rewarding hikes in Queensland’s parks. Strap on your hiking boots and discover hidden wonders as you trek up mountain peaks, traverse scenic gorges, ramble through rocky landscapes or tramp through deep forests.
You’ll enjoy a true sense of freedom on multi-day hikes (ranging from 2–8 days), which include iconic trails such as the world-renowned Thorsborne Trail and Queensland’s Great Walks. Connect more deeply with nature as you explore wild and remote environments, far away from everyday life.
- Conondale Range Great Walk
- Cooloola Great Walk
- Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
- Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
- Carnarvon Great Walk
- K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk
- Scenic Rim Trail
- Misty mountains wilderness walking tracks
- Bartle Frere trail, Wooroonooran National Park
- Goldfield trail, Wooroonooran National Park
- Juwun and Jambal walks, Wet Tropics Great Walk
- Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Topographic maps for some of the walks are available for download or available for purchase.
Before setting out, choose your park and track carefully. Plan to walk early morning to avoid the heat of the day or mid-week to avoid crowds. Pick a walk that suits your time and fitness level.
Please respect other park users by keeping your walking group small. Permits may be needed for larger groups, depending where in a park you walk.
Wherever and whenever you’re walking remember to look after yourself and the environment and walk with care.