Ideally centered between mountains, forests and the sea, great Brisbane walking tours offer a unique way to see three environments on any given day. There are so many enticing destinations to choose from that the most effective way to narrow down the choices is with a local tour guide that knows the area well.
Glass House Mountains National Park – The Glass House Mountains rise as high as 556 metres off the seaboard, with the range’s 12 majestic peaks beckoning adventurers closer. Captain Cook named the range in 1770 during his first voyage down under. Rare trees, exotic wildlife and profound natural beauty await a visit that you will never forget.
Kondalilla National Park – The Kondalilla Falls on Skene Creek are a magnificent sight to witness, plunging 90 metres into the lush river valley below. Kondalilla National Park is named after these falls, and surround them with undisturbed, pristine natural beauty. The pouched frog, macadamia tree and over 100 bird species dwell in primeval settings along the several trails that lead across the park, providing a refreshing interface with a lush, beautiful natural environment. Just 100 km north of Brisbane, Kondalilla makes a great destination following a trip to the Glass House Mountains.
Point Cartwright – Witness maritime navigators skilfully piloting their vessels through the North West Channel at Point Cartwright, a lighthouse site on the Sunshine Coast near the mouth of the Mooloolah River. Breathtaking views of the sea coast, islands and naval traffic emphasize the reasons for establishing Light Point Cartwright, way back in 1896.
This is only a taste of the variety of hiking destinations around Brisbane. To sort out the real gems from the rest of the tourist hype, hire an experienced local guide from Mike’s Hiking Tours to maximize the quality of your Queensland visit.