Mount Barney National Park
Picturesque and rugged landscape, rainforest and loads of beautiful flora and fauna can be found at Mount Barney National Park. Mount Barney is a popular destination for walking trails so bring comfortable shoes.
While the purpose of this lake is actually as boring as irrigation, it’s actually a beautiful place for a picnic or even to camp. The lake is huge and not to be missed if you like a water view in a mountainous setting.
Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is definitely a highlight of South East Queensland. It’s massive, more than 20,000 hectares filled with heaps of different types of forest and incredible views at several different points.
Cedar Creek Falls
Pack some comfortable shoes and your swimmers and complete the 3.2-kilometre Cedar Creek Circuit on a hot summer day. A dip in the cool pools is exactly the reward you’ll want after this walk.
This beautiful, tranquil mountain is full of walking tracks, swimming holes and great local arts, crafts and food options to keep you busy. Stay overnight to get the most out of your visit here – there’s a lot to see and eat.
Tree Top Walk
Picture canopies of green floating over your head and sweet birds singing to each other all around you. This walk is only 180 metres long and made up of suspension bridges.
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
One of the most serene botanic gardens you’ll see. You’ll be joined by dragonflies, turtles and stunning flora. The perfect rainforest setting for a BBQ.
Queen Mary Falls
This stunning 40-metre waterfall is perfect for those wanting to see a beautiful sight without having to travel too far from the car, or you can opt to take the 2 kilometre walk if you’re feeling energetic.
Mt Greville’s Walk
Take the Palm Gorge walking track option, hike for about two-and-a-half hours and get the best views from the summit. Head back to the car via the South East Ridge and enjoy lake views.
This one is for the more experienced hikers. It’s a little rough and can even be a bit scary in parts. Make sure you take your mobile and don’t go alone; it’s worthwhile for the adventurous at heart.
A 3-kilometer walk, this trail leads you to the beautiful Lip Falls, perfect on a hot day for a dip in the pools. There is a nice grassy place for a picnic lunch afterwards.
Glow Worm Caves
Because who doesn’t love the thrill of a glow worm cave? If you’re in the area, definitely stop off here, especially if you have kids with you. This is always a bit of a treat.