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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Choose your next outdoor adventure
Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Choose your next adventure!


Adventure Sunshine Coast is a fresh initiative from the Sunshine Coast Council, offering new and easy ways to find the next FREE outdoor adventure, including walks, paddles and even bicycle rides. Adventure Sunshine Coast has put all the 'hard yakka' into the planning of your next outdoor adventure. With more than one hundred and fifty FREE, self-guided walks, cycles, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities available, people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to explore all the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Even though all of these adventures are totally FREE, bookings are essential - so get in quick to be part of these fun and exciting family friendly events.

From Monday 8 April through to Sunday 14 April, these are the adventures you can participate in, with a direct online booking link to each.

Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk - Dicky Beach to Kings Beach
Monday 8 April | 5.30am to 8.30am

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
A fabulous sunrise walk around Caloundra Headland


A fabulous early morning 4km walk around Caloundra Headland, with a spectacular sunrise view along the way. Grab a coffee at Kings Beach while you wait for the bus back to the start.

The Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk is suitable for all ages and has a few moderate hills thrown in for good measure. Walkers must be able to complete the 4kms in two hours. I suspect if you don't, because like me, you've stopped once too many times for photo opportunities, you might just miss the bus back to the starting point. Having a bus available for walkers for the return journey is such an awesome idea. When my 'adventurous other' and I did the Coastal Track, Noosa National Park, I was certainly not keen to walk the full 5kms back again, so graciously accepted a lift from a total stranger. In retrospect, he might have been the Boston strangler and I wouldn't be here to tell the story. So, people, the shuttle bus is a great idea!

What to bring?
Good shoes, a bottle of water for the walk and a camera or smart device to catch the sunrise.

Start location?
Dicky Beach carpark, Beerburrum Street, Dicky Beach

Light refreshments will be provided.

Even though this activity is FREE, it is essential to register your interest, as numbers are limited. To register your interest to do the Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, please click here.

Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk
Monday 8 April | 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Wednesday 10 April | 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Friday 12 April | 4.30pm to 6.00pm


Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Expect stunning views on the Mt Ninderry Sunset Walks


How awesome! A sunset walk up Mt Ninderry to watch the sun as it sets over the Maroochy River. Walkers will be rewarded with spectacular views of the coastline.

The Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk is suitable for ages 8 and over. A mini bus will be provided to the trail and back from the start location - which is a great idea as there is very limited parking.

What to bring?
Shoes, one torch per person and a bottle of water. Don't forget your camera!

Start location?
Yandina State School parking area, Lalor Road, Yandina

A light snack will be provided.

To register/book for one of the Mt Ninderry Sunset Walks, please click here.

Chambers Island Sunset Paddle
Tuesday 9 April | 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Join in on a family-friendly paddle on the Maroochy River


Definitely too cool for school! The Chambers Island Sunset Paddle is a delightful family-friendly paddle, exploring a short section of the Maroochy River Canoe Trail. Join in on this fabulous outdoor adventure, with stops along the way to learn a few very interesting stories about the river.

The Sunset Paddle is suitable for ages six and over.

What to bring?
Water gear for the paddle, dry clothes and towels and if possible, a water-proof camera.

Start location?
Chambers Island pedestrian bridge, corner of Bradman Avenue and Thomas Street, Maroochydore

Kayaks will be provided (if paddlers don't have their own) and a light snack too.

To book/register for the Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, please click here.

Glass House Mountains Walk
Wednesday 10 April | 7.30am to 11.30am | 8.00am to 12.00noon | 8.30am to 12.30pm

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
An energetic long walk for ages 12 and up


Take a long walk on the wild side through the Glass House Mountains National Park, commencing in Beerburrum. This fabulous walk will explore the Old Soldiers Settlers Track, before moving on to the Tycyte and Mt Tibrogargan circuits. Walkers will be provided with a shuttle bus ride back to their parked cars.

The walk time for this walk is expected to be between two and three hours, so is not really suitable for younger children.

What to bring?
Sturdy well-used shoes is a great idea; a backpack; at least 1,5L of water and sun-safe clothing.

Start location?
Glass House Mountains Sports Club carpark, Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains

A light morning tea as well as the shuttle bus back to Beerburrum is provided. Or Ö you can grab a coffee at the Black Squirrel Coffee Bar in Beerburrum.

To book/register for the Glass House Mountains Walks, please click here.

Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride
Thursday 11 April | 7.30am to 10.30am | 8.00am to 11.00am | 8.30am to 11.30am

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
A beginners mountain bike ride for the whole family to enjoy


This is a fantastic beginners mountain bike ride that the whole family can enjoy together. Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride is a 11km loop, with stunning views of the lake along the mainly sandy, flat trails. This bike ride is also perfect for those adventurers getting out on the dirt for the very first time and there are three different times to choose from.

The Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride is ideal for ages 8 and over.

What to bring?
Your own bike and helmet - bike hire is available on registration, if required; sun-smart clothing; fully closed-in shoes and a water bottle.

Start location?
Ferny Forest carpark, across the road from the Big Kart Track on Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough

A light snack will be provided to riders.

To book/register for the Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Rides, please click here.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens First Nations Walk
Friday 12 April | 8.30am to 10.00am | 11.00am to 12.30pm

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Learn some local tales from Kabi Kabi story tellers


Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is one of my most favourite spots on the Sunshine Coast, so a walk through the gardens with the traditional landowners sounds very interesting indeed. Join a couple of Kabi Kabi story tellers on this First Nations Walk to learn the stories of their people and how the past and the present connect for the traditional landowners.

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens walk is suitable for anybody over the age of six.

What to bring?

Sun-smart clothing; fully enclosed shoes and a water bottle.

Start location?
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

A light snack will be provided to walkers.

To book/register for the Maroochy Botanical Gardens First Nations Walk, please click here.

Two Falls Walk (Baxter and Mapleton)
Saturday 13 April | 7.30am to 12.30pm

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Not one, but two waterfalls to experience!


This one is definitely on my adventuring radar. The Two Falls Walk will take you to a little-known gem of a waterfall, the Baxter Falls. The second falls is the Mapleton Falls where walkers get to cross one of the only suspension bridges on these trails. Exciting!

The Two Falls Walk is suitable for ages 12 and over.

What to bring?
Please wear sturdy, well-used shoes; a backpack; at least 1.5L of water and sun-safe clothing.

Start location?
Mapleton State School carpark, Montville-Mapleton Road, Mapleton. A bus will take walkers to the walk start and then return walkers to their vehicles.

Morning tea will be provided for walkers.

To book/register for the Two Falls Walk, please click here.

Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls
Sunday 14 April | 7.30am to 1.00pm

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Bookmark Sunday 14 April, this is going to be a fabulous walk


A fabulous adventure that starts at Baroon Pocket Dam, with walkers venturing down the Obi Obi Gorge, to enjoy spectacular views, before cooling off at Flat Rock. Then onwards and upwards to finish this adventure at Kondililla Falls.

The Mapleton Great Walk is suitable for walkers age 12 and over. Please note: all participants under the age of 18, need an adult to accompany them on this walk.

What to bring?
Sturdy, well-used shoes; a backpack; a minimum 1.5L of water and sun-safe clothing.

Start location?
Baroon Pocket Dam carpark, Narrows Road, Montville

Morning tea will be provided to participants as well as a shuttle bus to get walkers to and from the respective sites.

To book/register for the Mapleton Great Walk, please click here.

Adventure Sunshine Coast Launch Programme, FREE events, walks, paddles, bicycle rides, self-guided, bookings essential, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Coastal Pathway Sunrise Walk, Dicky Beach to Kings Beach, Mt Ninderry Sunset Walk, Chambers Island Sunset Paddle, Glass House Mountains Walk, Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Ride, Maroochy Botanical Gardens First National Walk, Two Falls Walk - Baxter and Mapleton, Mapleton Great Walk - Baroon Pocket Dam to Kondalilla Falls, Obi Obi Gorge, shuttle buses
Book into a FREE guided walk, ride or paddle tour from 8 April to 14 April


With eight FREE fabulous excursions to participate in, let me know how you enjoyed your next outdoor adventure in the 'comment section' - I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, share your adventures with everybody, by using #adventuresunshinecoast

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Why? To celebrate the outdoors with walks, paddles and rides
When: Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April 2019
Where: Sunshine Coast Region
Cost: FREE, FREE, FREE
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Thatís Aprilís bush walks sorted. Thanks for sharing
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