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Short walks and look outs - South East Queensland

 

Mt Wolvi Lookout

From the Gympie - Tin Can Bay road take the Kin Kin turn off and travel past the Wolvi school to the turn off on the right.  Take the dirt road up Wolvi Mountain, right to the end and enjoy a beautiful view to the east across the Cooloola lakes. Map

Mt Coolum

I tried this walk on the June long weekend 2010 with a group. The walk to the top of Mt Coolum was a bit of a surprise.  All up it takes about 2 hours return and it is not for the faint hearted.  There are some quite steep sections and extreme caution should be exercised if it has rained.  I slipped a few times in the dry so watch it.  The views from the top and on the way up are worth it.  Directions Pictures which aim to show the steep climb and the view at Mt Coolum

Climbing Mt Coolum View from the top of  Mt Coolum

Binna Burra

This single night stop over was really just a gear trial.  I traveled with my two youngest children and we enjoyed the night at a proper campsite not far from the canteen.  We were able to build a log fire - a welcome piece of excitement for the children. I did not really get to explore this place - will definitely have to come back.

Wild Horse Mountain Look Out

This is a very short walk just north of Brisbane.  I would not class it a destination walk but is definitely a stop over on the way home to Brisbane from a trip to the Sunshine Coast.  Many people have never been there and they are really missing a spectacular view west to the Glass House Mountains.  I did this trip with my daughter in the middle of summer and boy is it hot walking up the sealed road after midday!!  Takes about an hour. 

Binna Burra and Natural Bridge (Arch)

This was basically a recce trip.  I had been to Binna Burra many years before.  I took the trip up the mountain to the cafe and did a short rainforest walk.  This is a good place to go to in Summer as up in the mountains  it is a few degrees cooler than many other walks in the region.

It was too early to head home so we then headed to Natural Bridge. This is a beautiful place and definitely a must see destination.  It is a long drive to get there but the beauty of the waterfall and getting there and back from the car park is worth it.  It is under an hour all up with some time spent in these tranquil surroundings. 

Mt Beerburrum Lookout

This is a short (700 m each way) but very steep paved walk.  Beautiful views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Allow over an hour.  There is a fire lookout on top and you can climb to the first level. Directions  Picture of view from Mt Beerburrum lookout.

Tibrogargan Circuit

I did this walk with 2 kids early summer 2009.  3.3 K relatively flat walk around the base of Mt Tibrogargan. Make sure you look up and back - it is pretty impressive. Directions

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