Hiking Trails

Sunshine Coast Hikes – Hiking around the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Regions

Hiking is an excellent way for families and individuals to get exercise and get into the great outdoors. Following is a growing list of locations for some Sunshine Coast hikes. Additionally these hiking trails are free to use and are easily accessible. These Sunshine Coast hikes are not too far from civilisation and other great Sunshine Coast attractions.

gympie river to rail trail

Gympie River to Rail Trail

The Gympie River to Rail Trail is a 7km trail that loops around and through the town of Gympie.

Point Cartwright Lighthouse Reserve

Point Cartwright Lighthouse Reserve

The Point Cartwright Lighthouse Reserve is tucked away at the northern end of Kawana Waters.

noosa botanic gardens

Noosa Botanic Gardens – Lake MacDonald

One of two Botanic Gardens located in Noosa, the larger of the two is located overlooking Lake MacDonald in the Noosa hinterland.

mothar mountain rock pools

Mothar Mountain Rock Pools

Mothar Mountain Rock Pools are located in the Woondum State Forest, a short drive south of Gympie.

Kathleen MacArthur Conservation Park

Kathleen MacArthur Conservation Park

The Kathleen MacArthur Conservation Park is nestled beside Currimundi Lake at Wurtulla.

Amama Walking Track

Amama Walking Track – Amamoor State Forest

The Amama Walking Track is located in the Amamoor State Forest, a 20 minute drive south-west of Gympie and 5 minutes from the township of Amamoor.

ewen maddock dam

Ewen Maddock Dam

Ewen Maddock Dam is located a few minutes from Landsborough, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Cilento Park

Cilento Park Nambour

Cilento Park is hidden away behind Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.

carlo sandblow

Carlo Sandblow – Rainbow Beach

Carlo Sandblow is a hidden gem of Rainbow Beach. The short walk from the carpark to the blow is the first section of the Great Sandy Walk.

buderim forest park hiking trail

Buderim Forest Park

Nestled in the heart of Buderim, this rainforest walk features a waterfall and swimming hole.

ben bennett bushland park

Ben Bennett Bushland Park

Ben Bennett Bushland Park is located in the heart of Caloundra, and offers a range of different flora and fauna.

Moffat Beach Headland

This walkway meanders along the Caloundra foreshore. It forms part of the Coastal Pathways network, ending at Happy Valley on the other side of Caloundra.