The Great Walks of Queensland offer some of the most captivating scenery in Queensland. From spectacular beaches and crystal-clear lagoons, to lush green rainforests, the Great Walks explore some of our best natural areas.
Each of Queensland's Great Walks offer something different, from short easy strolls to overnight treks. Use the links below to navigate your way around Queensland's Great Walks, and go ahead... take the opportunity to explore, experience and enjoy Queensland's parks and forests.
The stunning Fraser Island (K'gari) World Heritage Area is the setting for the Fraser Island Great Walk that winds for 90 kilometres between Dilli Village and Happy Valley. Towering rainforests, crystal-clear lakes, coloured sands and vast sand dunes are just a few of the natural wonders you will discover on the walk.
Start Point: Dilli Village
Finish Point: Happy Valley
|Gold Coast Great Walk ebrochure
Discover beauty, mystery and history along the 54 kilometre Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. The walk takes you to secluded, unspoiled places through a species-rich Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which is recognised internationally for its ecological importance and inherent beauty.
What to expect? Stunning cliff views, palm-filled valleys, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers, and mist covered mountain tops.
And it's all a mere 90 minutes drive from Brisbane, or 30 minutes from the Gold Coast.
Distance: 55 kms
Duration: 3 days
Category: Multi-Day Walk
Type: One way
Start Point: The walk can be walked in either direction. Most people start at O'Reilly's, in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, and commence along the well-known 'Border Track' towards Binna Burra.
Finish Point: After traversing the Numinbah Valley, passing Woonoongoora walkers camp and Apple Tree Park, the walk finishes at Purling Brook Falls and The Settlement campsite. Alternatively, commence your walk here and finish at O'Reilly's.
Stunning scenery including dense rainforest, deep gorges, steep escarpments and tranquil farming communities make the Mackay Highlands Great Walk a very special experience. The track traverses Eungella National Park, Crediton State Forest, and Homevale Resources Reserve and National Park.
Start Point: Pine Grove, Eungella township
Finish Point: Moonlight Dam or Mt Britton
Winding through the spectacular Blackall Range, a cool retreat in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Great Walk traverse some of Queensland's most scenic natural areas in Kondalilla and Mapleton Falls National Park.
Start Point: The car park before the picnic area at Baroon Pocket Dam.
Finish Point: Delicia Road, in Mapleton Forest Reserve.
Passing through North Queensland's Wet Tropics World Heritage listed area, the Wet Tropic's Walk is located in Girringun National Park. A variety of walks are available including short walks, overnight adventures, and for more self-sufficient walkers, a unique wilderness experience.
Start Point: Wallaman Falls
On the rugged Conway Range behind Airlie Beach lies Conway State Forest, home to the Whitsunday Great!Walk. Walking through this wildlife haven is a unique experience as the seasons come and go with different sights, smells and sounds.
Start Point: The Brandy Creek car park.
Finish Point: Kara Crescent, Airlie Beach.
The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail takes in the best the Whitsundays have to offer. From easy, short strolls to challenging, lengthy hikes all you have to do is choose — visit one or visit them all.
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See what Queensland's Department of Environment and Resource Management has to say about the Great Walks of Queensland. More info from DERM>
National Parks Map
Queensland has over 200 national parks and many world-class walking tracks. Take the time to review the map and start dreaming about your next nature-based adventure. Click here for the PDF version of the Queensland National Parks Map>