12 EASY Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast walks

08 August 2018
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Explore the outdoors this weekend! Whether your kids are up for a challenge or prefer a gentle stroll, you are sure to find a walk that suits the whole family here.

Sunshine Coast Walks

Kondalilla Falls, Kondalilla National Park

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Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville

A beautiful, slightly sloping walk leads you to the first waterfall. You can turn around at this point, or continue for a moderately easy walk further into the park and down to the stunning falls below. Take a picnic and chill out on the rocks and splash in the pool before making your way back up – you might even catch a glimpse of the resident water monitors!

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/kondalila

Image credit: Damien Dempsey on www.flickr.com

Maroochy Botanical Gardens

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31 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

A beautifully kept garden, with lots of different walks to choose from, including the 1km lagoon walk and the 2km creek walk. Be sure to explore the sculpture garden and the whipbird walk, where children can discover fantasy creatures such as a giant spider and exotic butterflies.

www.friendsofmaroochybotanicgardens.org.au

Image credit: www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastCouncil

Coolum Boardwalk

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Beach Road, Coolum

A very easy walk that’s pram friendly and follows the stunning Coolum beach all the way to Point Arkwright. There are lots of seated rest areas along the way, it is well lit at night and the lookout points offer great views along the coast.

www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Image credit: Andy Hay on www.flickr.com

Maroochydore to Mooloolaba

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Alexandra Parade, Cotton Tree

Walk as far as you like along this 4km coastal pathway. Start at Alexandra Parade in Cotton Tree and follow the flat path all the way to Mooloolaba Esplanade for a great lunch or cup of coffee. Break up the journey for the kids by stopping at the many park en route and jump on and off the beach as often as you like!

www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/en/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Sports-and-Leisure/Pathways-Tracks-and-Trails/Coastal-Pathway

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Walks Gold Coast

Regatta Waters Lake

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Watersport Lane, Upper Coomera

Enjoy this pram-friendly walk all the way round the lake. There is a playground, BBQ stations and café and you can bring your pooch too! The walk is just under 4km long.

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Image credit: www.facebook.com/RegattaWatersLake

Evandale Park

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Ouyan Street, Surfers Paradise

Enjoy a short walk around the lagoon in the middle of Evandale Park with views over the Surfers Paradise skyline. Head for a dip in the lagoon to refresh afterwards, or take the kids for a play on the park.

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Image credit: Jason Thien on www.flickr.com

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk

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Rain Tree Glen, Coombabah

Just how far you walk is up to you, with many different tracks to choose from such as the Koala Track and Kookaburra Track – and, yes, you might spot some of these along the way, as well as kangaroos, wallabies and wading birds. This is a mostly flat walk.

Walking Map PDF

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Natural Bridge, Springbrook

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Nerang–Murwillumbah Road, Springbrook

This walk is 1km long and it is an easy one if you do it clockwise, which makes the long set of stairs easier. You will journey through a forest, cave and see a spectacular waterfall. Be sure to check out the cave in the evening as the glow worms switch on their lights.

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook

Image credit: Josselin Bergeron on www.flickr.com

Walking tracks Brisbane

Southbank

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Victoria Bridge, Brisbane

Start at the Victoria Bridge and walk along the river to the Goodwill Bridge, taking in the swimming lagoon, playgrounds and community garden along the way. Stop for a coffee or a bite to eat and continue over the Goodwill Bridge into the City Botanical Gardens for a longer walk – if little legs permit!

www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Image credit: Brisbane City Council on www.flickr.com

JC Slaughter Falls

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Mt Coot-tha Road, Mt Coot-tha

Choose from the easy Aboriginal Art Trail which leads to a lookout point over the falls, or a slightly harder, steeper Summit Track, which continues to the top of Mt Coot-tha where you can enjoy the stunning views and grab a coffee and cake from the kiosk.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Image credit: Lenny K Photography on www.flickr.com

Boondall Wetlands

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31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall

Try the Tabbil-ban dhagunBoardwalk in the wetlands for an easy 1.5km walk. The path takes you through the mangroves and you can observe the birdlife from a hide overlooking the tidal flats.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Image credit: Brisbane City Council on www.flickr.com

Daisy Hill Conservation Park

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Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill

Take the 3km Buhot Creek Circuit to the quarry where you can enjoy a picnic overlooking the water. You can continue on to do a complete circuit, making a 7k walk in total, or return the way you came. Keep an eye out for wallabies and koalas.

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/daisy-hill

Image credit: www.facebook.com/qldnationalparks

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