Maps and walking tracks
Where you can bushwalk
Every day, hundreds of people flock to Queensland’s national parks and protected areas to enjoy the pleasure of a bush picnic, seeing native birds and animals in the wild, or to simply relax.
If you’re looking for a close encounter with nature, why not try bushwalking? Walking tracks can take you to places you can’t reach in a car and most are graded to make walking easy.
Before setting out, choose your park and track carefully. Plan to walk in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day, or mid-week to avoid crowds. Pick a walk that suits your time and fitness level—from a short walk with a stroller or a well-graded walk for wheelchairs, to longer hikes that need higher levels of stamina.
Find out which parks in your region offer easy, short walks:
- around Brisbane
- around Townsville
- Cape York Peninsula
- Central Coast
- Outback Queensland
- Sunshine Coast
Harder or longer walks
When you are looking for a more challenging bushwalking experience, get off the beaten track and go hiking.
Read about off-the-beaten-track experiences, for recommendations on the best hikes.
Some of Queensland's best natural areas are now yours to explore as Great Walks.
The Great Walks of Queensland are a world-class system of walking tracks through protected areas, including 4 magnificent World Heritage areas.
Great Walks of Queensland offers a range of experiences—from short, easy strolls to half- and full-day walks and overnight adventures—giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the magnificence of Queensland's parks and forests.
Ten Great Walks are now open for you to enjoy:
- Conondale Range
- Fraser Island
- Gold Coast Hinterland
- Mackay Highlands
- Sunshine Coast Hinterland
- Wet Tropics
- Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail
Maps of parks and forests
Our maps of Queensland’s iconic national parks and forests will show you all of the facilities, activities and attractions on offer.