29 Nov, 2017

Unwind and recharge in nature with these short walks


There’s nothing like immersing yourself in nature to disconnect, unwind and recharge the batteries. Getting out of town and into a park is a great way to exercise, spend time with the family, and switch off from technology for a couple of hours.

South-east Queensland boasts an abundance of remarkable landscapes to explore: from spectacular waterfalls to mysterious woodlands; from enchanting ancient forests to stunning coastal headlands.

The team at Queensland National Parks has made finding a place to immerse yourself in nature a breeze with their comprehensive guide to Short walks in the south-east.

Covering the area from the NSW border to the Fraser Coast and west to the Bunya Mountains, the guide includes National Park ranger’s top picks for short walks that can be completed in less than three hours.

Forty-eight of the best national parks, regional parks and state forests are covered, all an easy day trip from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. The guide boasts 14 Sunshine Coast walks and eight walks around Brisbane.

Many of the walks are suitable for families with young children; some are stroller and wheelchair friendly (if accompanied by someone who can assist).

For experienced walkers, there are challenging tracks with short steep hill sections, rough surfaces and steps.

For each walk, the guide covers:

  • A description of what you can expect to see
  • Access
  • Parking
  • Information about facilities such as picnic areas and toilets
  • Track length and a guide to how long it will take to complete
  • The type of surface and whether the walk is suitable for strollers/wheelchairs, or families with young children
  • Tips from local rangers on local wildlife and walk features
  • A small map showing access areas, facilities and the walk route

So, what are you waiting for? Grab the family, put on your walking shoes and a hat, prepare water and snacks, and get back to nature.

More information

Short walks in the south-east

Parks and forests with easy or short walks around Brisbane

Parks and forests with easy or short walks on the Sunshine Coast

Parks for family and friends

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