Trails

Trails

Information and links to trails in Queensland

Moreton Bay Recreational Trails

Moreton Bay Recreational Trails

Moreton Bay is a vast region set amongst a diverse landscape, offering numerous recreational trail opportunities for bush walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The trails range from short leisurely experiences for all fitness levels to more strenuous longer trails, recommended for more experienced users.

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Best Multi-Day Hikes in Queensland

Best Multi-Day Hikes in Queensland

A new resource from We Are Explorers

With year-round hiking, diverse landscapes, and world-class walking tracks, Queensland has some epic multi-day hikes that need to be on your bucket list. 11 of Queensland’s best, spanning over 10 national parks – and they include a few gems that might not be on your radar yet. Listed from shortest to longest distance, these are Queensland’s best multiday hikes. (weareexplorers)

Trails of the Wide Bay Burnett Region

Looking for more trails? Why not explore the Wide Bay Burnett region, with internationally recognised pristine coastlines through to rugged mountain ranges, there is something for everyone to enjoy the natural wonders of the region.

BUNDABERG
www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/discover/local-visitor-attractions/walking_trails/walk_and_cycle

FRASER COAST
www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/recreation-trails

GYMPIE REGION
www.gympie.qld.gov.au/tracks-and-trails

NORTH BURNETT
www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/bicentennial-national-trail/

SOUTH BURNETT
www.discoversouthburnett.com.au/things-to-do/south-burnett-rail-trails/

GENERAL

Sunshine Coast Trails

Sunshine Coast Pathways, Tracks and Trails

From the Coastal Pathway to horse riding, paddling and walking tracks, the Sunshine Coast has it all.

Sunshine Coast Adventures
Over 150 free, self-guided walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities, Adventure Sunshine Coast is the ultimate guide to the great outdoors of the Sunshine Coast.

Download A Guide to Walking Tracks on the Sunshine Coast (map)

 

Great Walks

Great Walks

Explore Queensland’s best natural areas on foot!

The Great Walks of Queensland are a world-class system of walking tracks through Queensland’s protected area estate, including four magnificent World Heritage Areas, and offer a range of experiences, from short, easy strolls to half and full-day walks and extended overnight adventures, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore, experience and enjoy the magnificence of Queensland’s parks and forests

Toowoomba RegionTrails

Toowoomba Region: Walks & Trails

With more than 63km of walking trails, 50km of mountain biking trails and 23km of horse riding trails, Toowoomba Region is a must go destination for the outdoor enthusiasts.

To find more about what the region offers please follow this  link: http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sport-recreation/fields-outdoor-recreation/227-where-to-walk

For example: Picnic Point Park

164 Tourist Rd,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Find on Google Maps

From Toowoomba CBD head towards James Street and follow east. Turn right onto Tourist Road and turn left at the roundabout. Continue to the end of the road and find a carpark.

Description: A mix of urban parkland and bushland close to the city. The escarpment bushland area provides a lovely natural experience where visitors can escape the city and enjoy excellent views east from the Great Dividing Range. A number of walking tracks exist through the escarpment park, which are popular with bushwalkers. From the top of the range and down through bushland to the east there are a number of graded walks and a bridle trail. Ranging from an easy 500-metres to over five kilometres, the trails take the visitor into a world of busy birdlife and distinctive native flora.

 

Water Trails of the Wide Bay Burnett

Water Trails of the Wide Bay Burnett

A comprehensive source of information for all water related activities in the region in one complete guide. From pristine inland freshwater rivers, vast lakes and wetlands to the exciting and diverse coastline, the Wide Bay Burnett region of Queensland invites you to enjoy the best it has to offer.

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands offers some of the best mountain bike and road cycling adventures in Queensland. Magnificent flowing single track, family trails, epic mountain bike rides and scenic back country road rides that will take your breath away. Atherton Tablelands is fast becoming the ultimate cycling destination in Queensland.

 

Rail Trails

Rail Trails

Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors. They can be used for walking, cycling and horse riding, and  meandering through scenic countryside link small country towns as railways did in the past.

Queensland Rail Trails
(Source: Rail Trails Australia)

See also Brisbane Valley Rail Trail below

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures.

Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Paul PC on Vimeo

Noosa Trail Network

Noosa Trail Network

The Noosa Trail Network is made up of eight scenic hinterland trails suitable for walking, horse riding or mountain biking. The spectacular countryside trails are well signposted, and vary in length and difficulty.

4WD Tracks

4WD Tracks

A compiled database of 4wd tracks right across Queensland, New South Wales and Australia. Each 4×4 track writeup includes great content, Videos & images of how to drive your 4wd on the Track.

Source: 4WD Life

The Clarence Canoe & Kayak Trail

The Clarence Canoe & Kayak Trail

While not in Queensland,  The Clarence Canoe & Kayak Trail, just over the border, is the longest white water trail in Australia!  It covers more than 195 km of river between the Nymboi-Binderay National Park and the township of Copmanhurst encompassing the Nymboida, Mann and Clarence river systems. It offers spectacular scenery, an abundance of wildlife and some exhilarating whitewater adventure!

Brisbane Hikers Guide

Brisbane Hikers Guide

Your go-to site for all things hiking and adventures in Brisbane.

A selection of some of the best trails around Brisbane

We host meet-ups and connect like minded adventurers!

Other Useful Information

Queensland Ecotourism Trails Program

Queensland Ecotourism Trails Program

Currently, the Queensland Government is exploring the following ecotourism opportunities as part of this program (with additional future opportunities expected):

The objectives of the State’s Ecotourism Trails program are to better protect, present and maintain our national parks and to work with Traditional Owner groups, councils, community and industry to create local jobs.

It’s about conservation, protecting biodiversity and offering tourism in an ecologically-sustainable manner.

The Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NC Act) provides for development of low-impact, purpose-built ecotourism infrastructure on national parks that is ecologically sustainable, is in the public interest and, to the greatest possible extent, preserves the land’s natural and cultural condition.

The Queensland Government also recognises the need to capture a greater share of higher yielding nature-based visitors. This is reflected in the Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2016-2020, where one of the five strategic directions is stimulating investment in new and refurbished ecotourism opportunities.

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Trail Development

Trail Development

Information, links and resources on maintaining and developing effective trails

Publications

Rail Trail Connections

Excerpts from the Rail Trails Australia Magazine “Rail Trail Connections

Published courtesy of 
Damian McCrohan
President
Rail Trails Australia

Great Walks

Great Walks
Great Walks is Australia’s ultimate walking magazine. Every issue is packed with gear guides, product reviews, advice on the best travel destinations, inspiring real-life accounts from seasoned walkers and practical information on specific walks and their accompanying maps.

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