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Mt Ninderry

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by Roz Glazebrook (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Brisbane. I love bushwalking, kayaking, wildlife, history and travel.
Published October 3rd 2019
Climb a mountain with your dog
I only had a vague knowledge about Mt Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast. I had heard of it but didn't know where it was until recently when I had the opportunity to walk up it.

View from Mt Ninderry
View from Mt Ninderry


A group of us from my bushwalking club had just finished climbing Mt Cooroora at Pomona. I wrote about the Mt Cooroora walk here.

We finished our walk early and someone suggested we climb Mt Ninderry before heading back to Brisbane. A few people decided to head back, but the rest of us were keen to climb another mountain.

We headed off down the M1 highway towards Yandina, turned into Collins Road, and onto Ninderry Road.

Track up Mt Ninderry
Mt Ninderry Track


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.

Viewing platform
Viewing platform


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.

Eastern Lookout Sign
Eastern Lookout Sign


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.

Popular dog track
Popular dog track


There were good views of Mt Coolum from Mt Ninderry. I haven't climbed that one yet, so it might have to be my next mountain.

Mt Coolum from Mt Ninderry
Mt Coolum from Mt Ninderry


Views from top of Mt Ninderry
Views from top of Mt Ninderry
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Your Comment
I'm still chuckling at the concet that you finished one walk and headed straight off to another.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7178) 5 days ago
Great idea to be allowed to take your dog. Anniedog would love it !!
by hdona (score: 2|237) 9 days ago
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