The mountain car park was packed so it is a very popular mountain. I was also surprised to see lots of people walking with their dogs on leads. One man we met who was on the way down explained it is one of only a few areas where you are allowed to take your dog on a bushwalk.
The Mt Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve covers approximately 150 hectares. The summit is 304 metres above sea level. The track is classed as Grade 3 and is suitable for people of all ages. The 1.4 kilometre route ascends over 130 metres from the car park. The walk takes about 2 to 3 hours return, depending on fitness levels. It is steep and rocky in parts, but well-formed and easy to follow.
There are signposts to two lookouts, an Eastern and Western lookout. There are good views to the ocean and Mt Coolum from the Eastern lookout, and views to Yandina and the Blackall Range from the Western lookout.
There were also lots of young children going up, including some cute little girls in tutus. After Mt Cooroora, Mt Ninderry was an easy walk and is suitable for families. Most people of reasonable fitness could climb it. I'm sure a lot of locals walk up the mountain regularly.