Your guide to walking trails in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland Country

Walking Trails

With hundreds of walking trails to choose from, South East Queensland is a natural walking destination. From city lookouts to pristine coastlines, through prehistoric rainforest and across open woodlands. South East Queensland's walking trails are spectacular and free for everyone to enjoy. 

500+ walking trails

Whether you are a regular bush walker, hiker, tramper or a social walker, you have landed on the best place to start planning a walking holiday in Queensland.  Inside we have collected information on over 600 walking trails across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland Country. To find your perfect walk, simply choose a location from the menu or try the search box to match all walks by your preferred walking distance.

Walks to suit your ability

Walks in Australian National Parks are classified by the Australian Walking Track Grading System.  For walking and hiking trails, that are on non-National Park land there is now a national standard rating based on a colour-code.  Read more about how track ratings can help you match a walking trail to your individual skill.

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Gold Coast

From magnificent coastal vistas to ancient rainforest habitats of the Gold Coast hinterland

Sunshine Coast

Where a stroll along the beach ends with jaw dropping views of the Glasshouse Mountains

SEQ Country

Retreat to the hinterland for a forest trek that will take your breath away


From the sights and sounds of Brisbane City head North, South, East or West for amazing lookouts and short circuits

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Beach and Coastal Trails

Choose from over 100 walks that meander along South East Queensland's magical coastline.

City Town and Country Trails

Meet the people and experience the sights of the cities and towns of South East Queensland.

Forest and Bushland Trails

Take a hike over hinterland forest tracks or go deep under ancient rainforest canopies - be prepared for something special.

Heritage and Culture

Step back in history or follow an art trail through the streets and villages of South East Queensland.

Natural Encounters

From migrating whales to yellow-bellied gliders, you can meet some amazing creatures walking in our backyard.

Spectacular Scenery & Lookouts

Take a cliff walk, peer over a waterfall or simply find a great spot to enjoy the view.