Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk

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Warm subtropical rainforest, tall open eucalypt forest and picturesque waterfalls in secluded areas of the Blackall Range feature on this 58 kilometre, four day Great Walk, with bush camp sites along the route. You'll enjoy walking past waterfalls, peering into gorges and resting near rock pools. There are some stunning views and wonderful lookouts along the way. Notice the plant communities around you and how they change from warm subtropical rainforest to tall open eucalypt forest; all protected in three beautiful national parks—Kondalilla, Mapleton Falls and Mapleton.

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk's many access points offer different walking options. You can do the 58 kilometre long-distance walking staying overnight in the three remote, walkers' camps; or tackle a full-day walk staying in holiday house accommodation nearby, or take some shorter half-day walks within the Great Walk route. If you plan to do the full walk, the three, small, remote walkers' camps along the Great Walk track will give you a fantastic camping-under-the-stars experience. You need to book your camping well ahead, up to 12 months in advance, for these walkers' camps.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. See the web site for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

Add the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Queensland to your Aussie Bucket List if you enjoy challenging hikes, getting out in nature and exploring Australia's great outdoors.


  • Hiking
  • Camping


  • Basic walkers campsites
  • Grade 4 hiking trail

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • National Park fees and parking fees may apply.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services

Location & Supplier

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Address: Baroon Pocket Dam car park, 207 Narrows Road, North Maleny, Queensland 4552

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