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Battleship Spur - Carnarvon Gorge
The Battleship Spur track is the most popular remote walk off the Carnarvon Gorge main track. The Spur sits about 650 metres in elevation above the Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area. This 28 kilometre (2day) walk is for physically fit bushwalkers. It involves some steep climbs so good walking gear is essential.
Cania Gorge Day Hikes
Cania Gorge National Park is about 225km west of Bundaberg, and can be reached via Cania Road which branches off the Burnett Highway 12km north of Monto. Choose from seven graded walking tracks to explore Cania Gorge National Park.
Carnarvon Gorge Day Hikes
Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Queensland. The rugged 16,000ha area is the most popular tourist destination in Queensland’s central highlands. Carnarvon Gorge has 21km of walking tracks to help you explore the park.
Cedar Bay Track - Cooktown
This walk in the Cedar Bay National Park is 28 kilometres long (2 days) The walk starts at Home Rule Rainforest Lodge, private property 3 kilometres off the Cooktown-Bloomfield Road from Rossville. Overnight camping (at the lodge) is allowed by prior arrangement and within the park bush camping is allowed.
Cooloola Wilderness Trail
This walk is 47.9km one way (Allow 4 days) and starts near Rainbow Beach or Elanda Point (near Noosa) The walk is in a coastal environment with cool waterways and no steep terrain.
Fraser Island Great Walk
This walk is a great way to explore the world’s largest sand island on foot and discover ever-changing landscapes, amazing scenery and fascinating natural and cultural heritage. The entire 90km Great Walk takes 6–8 days to complete but short easy walks are also available. These range from easy strolls to half- and full-day adventures.
Goldfield Track- Cairns
The Goldfield Track is most often walked one way (19km/8 hours), with walkers being picked up at the other end but you could make it an overnight trip. It features the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park, rainforest, creeks and mountains.
Green Mountains to Christmas Creek- Lamington NP
This bushwalk in Lamington National Park roughly follows the route taken by Bernard O'Reilly on his trek to find and rescue survivors of the Stinson Airliner crash in 1937. The hike is 34 kilometres (2 days) and you need to be experienced with the right gear as it is challenging.
Kondalilla Falls Circuit
4.6km ( Allow 1.5–2 hours) Class 3 This track follows the Rock Pools walk to the top of Kondalilla Falls and then continues past the lookout, winding down through the rainforest to the base of the waterfall. Take the opportunity this track provides to explore the valley's features.
Koolmoon Creek Track- Tully
This walk is part of the Misty Mountain Trails network, between the towns of Innisfail, Tully, Ravenshoe and Millaa Millaa. It is a long distance walk (35km/3 days) between Cochable Creek on the coastal lowlands and Ravenshoe on the tablelands. This walk is recommended for fit and experienced walkers.
Lamington National Park Day Hikes
Declared in 1915, Lamington National Park covers 20,590ha and has extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area’s forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts provide views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. This site lists 22 half and full day hikes with details and ratings.
Mackay Highlands Great Walk
The Mackay Highlands Great Walk is 56km long and takes 3–5 days to walk. On this walk you experience rainforest and palm groves, quiet roads and farming communities, and cliffs and peaks. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service strongly recommends that you walk from north to south to follow track markers and avoid very steep climbs in dry and exposed conditions. The walk is recommended to experienced walkers with high fitness levels.
Mount Cougal - Springbrook NP
At the headwaters of Currumbin Valley, the twin peaks of Mount Cougal give their name to this predominantly wilderness area of subtropical rainforest and rock-strewn creek beds. A display stand at the track entrance has maps and information about the park and its wildlife.
Mt Bartle-Frere Trail- Cairns
This walk is in the Wooroonooran National Park, 70 kilometres south of Cairns, and home to the highest mountains in Queensland, Mt Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker. The hike takes 12 hours and is 15km long, starts at an altitude of 100 metres and rises to 1622 metres at the summit. This hike should only be undertaken by experienced and fit bushwalkers.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
This walk goes through the magnificent scenery of the Blackall Range. The entire Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is 58km long and takes 4-6 days to complete.
Thorsborne Trail
The 32km Thorsborne Trail follows Hinchinbrook Island's east coast. The trail is not a graded or hardened walking track and, in some areas, is rough and difficult to traverse. It is managed under the "minimal impact bushwalking" and "no-trace camping" ethics. To help minimise impact and to maintain the wilderness setting, permits are issued for a maximum of 40 people on the trail at any one time. The largest group size is six.
Wet Tropics Great Walk
The Wet Tropics Great Walk is a continuous walking track that extends 110km from Wallaman Falls to Blencoe Falls. The Great Walk traverses the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area highlighting the natural and cultural features of this unique area.
Whitsunday Great Walk
The Whitsunday Great Walk takes you on a 30km journey through Conway State Forest, starting at Brandy Creek, and finishing at Airlie Beach. Highlights of the Whitsunday Great Walk include wandering through majestic tropical rainforest, relaxing by seasonal creeks, and looking beyond coastal townships to the Whitsunday Islands. The entire Great Walk takes three days, but you can choose shorter walks that are linked to the main track. Two short walks can be accessed from Brandy Creek. Walkers’ camps are located along the Great Walk. The two main camps, Repulse Creek and Bloodwood, have access to toilets and drinking water.

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