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Spring Ramble on Emu Mountain

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by Aunty Joy (subscribe)
I live in Nambour in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Published August 2nd 2020
Discover a little-known Sunshine Coast treasure
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The vista from Emu Mountain. Photo Chris Grealy


Emu Mountain, part of the Noosa National Park, is always a spectacular walk, but never more so than in Spring when wildflowers abound.

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Wildflowers, Emu Mountain. Photo: Chris Grealy


It's a fairly easy walk. Even though it's a mountain, the gradient is mostly gentle, and when you're walking, you find yourself constantly stopping to admire the view, the plants, and the birds.

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Pausing to admire the view. Photo: Chris Grealy


At any time of year, or time of day, the views on the way are spectacular. Vistas of ocean, sky, mountains and forest are stunning.

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Be prepared to be awestruck by the views. Photo: Chris Grealy


Plants cling to the ancient rocks and reward both close-up and distant viewing.

The ocean reflects the moods of the weather.

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Where are those whales? Photo: Chris Grealy


In Spring, the wildflowers are so prolific it's like walking through a garden.

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Wildflowers, Emu Mountain. Photo: Chris Grealy


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Wildflowers, Emu Mountain. Photo: Chris Grealy


Access the Emu Mountain walk on Havana Rd East, off David Low Way, Coolum Beach.

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What are you waiting for? Photo: Chris Grealy


All photos copyright Chris Grealy

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Why? Sunshine Coast walks
Where: Havana Rd East, Coolum Beach
Cost: Free
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