Grab your walking shoes, water, and set off on an adventure
Mt Ninderry is 304 metres high and situated about 10 minutes from Yandina (look for Collins Road, then Ninderry Rd). It is considered an easy to moderate climb but I would have to say, after walking this track that it's more on the moderate scale for any novice bushwalker or mature aged climber There's more about it here.
I say this because after about 10 minutes of walking, you hit a hill that is quite steep in parts and full of small rocks, so make sure your wearing sturdy footwear. It's a steady climb up with promises of awesome views which you need to keep reminding yourself every time you stop for a breather. The nursery rhyme "I think I can, I think I can" springs to mind as your legs grow a tad weary and you contemplate turning back. Continue the climb but do take a decent bottle of water - it was a very warm day when I climbed it and needed every drop of the precious stuff.
It takes about 30 minutes to reach the top and the views truly are amazing. Mt Coolum at at around 208 metres, (in the background) looks positively small from this vantage point. You can see the Maroochy River winding along stunning green fields of crops happily growing in the glorious sunshine.
There's nothing like a good hike up a mountain to make you feel fabulous the next day. It lifts your energy, it makes your feel grateful for still having a fully functioning body and the views are the reward once at the top. For more info on hikes in this gorgeous state of ours, perhaps you would like to click here - you never know what you may find!
In all, it took about 2 hours from leaving home, climbing Mt Ninderry and returning. We could have done it twice - easily ....