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Top Child-Friendly Bushwalks, South East Queensland

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by Kerenza Korostovetz (subscribe)
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Published November 17th 2021
Take the children exploring
South East Queensland offers a multitude of bushwalking trails that are suitable for all family members. Whilst some people may be hesitant to attempt hiking with toddlers and younger children, the following recommendations are quite achievable.

Curtis Falls Circuit

Mount Tamborine National Park, Dapsang Drive, Tamborine

The Joalah Section of Mount Tamborine National Park is a great spot for family-friendly exploration. In particular, the Curtis Falls Track allows visitors to walk through wet eucalypt forest to the base of the stunning Curtis Falls.

When accessed from Dapsang Drive (Tamborine), it is only a 1.5km return walk to the waterfall. The beauty of the surroundings will captivate visitors of all ages. Read more...

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Children will love exploring along the track

Natural Bridge Circuit
Springbrook National Park, Bakers Road, Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge Circuit is an easy 1km return walk, consisting of sealed paths, rocky steps and wooden bridges. Hikers are guided through the cool rainforest and into an arched cave with waterfall views. Read more...

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Views from inside the cave

Best of All Lookout
Springbrook National Park, Repeater Station Road, Springbrook

Families can enjoy a very brief but exhilarating walk through the crisp cool rainforest of Springbrook National Park (350m walk from the carpark to the lookout).

The pram and wheelchair accessible path winds through very dark, misty forest featuring Antarctic Beech trees and a multitude of large, dark and smooth boulders. On a clear day, the lookout provides views of New South Wales, all the way to Byron Bay. Read more...

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Pathway towards the lookout

Rainforest Circuit
D'Aguilar National Park, Mount Glorious Road, Mount Glorious

Take the family on an adventure through the stunning subtropical rainforest at Maiala, Mt Glorious. The Rainforest Circuit is an easy 2km walk that is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

At the beginning of this trail, there are two forks. The path to the left offers pram access for approximately 700m. If pram access is not required, take the path to the right. Completing the hike in an anti-clockwise direction allows you to walk downhill along the few inclines and sets of steps. Read more...

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Hike through the cool, darkened rainforest

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area
Rain Tree Glen, Coombabah

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area is a "must visit" for any nature enthusiast. This stunning Gold Coast attraction boasts 1200 hectares of eucalypt forest, salt marsh, wetland and mangrove habitats. Most importantly, it is home to 274 species of animals.

There are eight tracks throughout the conservation area, ranging from a quick stroll to a 2.6kms trail. These are relatively flat and suitable for all fitness levels. The highlight of this venue is the large population of resident kangaroos. Read more...

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Serene location

Rocks Circuit
Karawatha Forest, 49 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Located within Karawatha Forest, the Rocks Circuit is an adventurous yet achievable bushwalk for families. The 2.5km circuit leads visitors through the bushland to an amazing display of huge granite outcrops and a great lookout. Read more...

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Outlook from the lookout

Cornubia Forest Park
(Parkview Crescent, Cornubia)

A wide concrete pathway with several wooden bridges winds through Cornubia Forest Park. The 1.4km track is relatively flat, making it ideal for families with prams or younger children. Visitors will be delighted to discover fairy-themed decorations and a large hollow stump adorned with an array of enchanted items. Read more...

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Searching for fairies

Eagleby Wetlands
293 Logan Street, Eagleby

The Eagleby Wetlands boast more than 200 native Australian bird species. There are several bushwalking tracks, including pram and wheelchair-friendly options. Read more...

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See the beauty of Eagleby Wetlands

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Why? To enjoy bushwalks with all members of the family
When: Recommended during daylight hours only
Where: Various locations across South East Queensland
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Kerenza, You find great places.
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|2385) 12 days ago
Congratulations on the silver award Kerenza, it is well deserved.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9506) 12 days ago
Great topic for an article, Kerenza, very innovative! Well-deserved silver, congrats!
by Elaine (score: 3|8614) 12 days ago
What a fun and safe way to explore the outdoors and as a learning experience for the kids
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3618) 12 days ago
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