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Wynnum North Mangrove Circuit

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
An elevated walkway winding through the forest, enabling visitors to observe at close hand the plants and animals of the mangroves. There is seating along the way, and a vantage point located at the seaward end of the boardwalk provides sweeping views of Moreton Bay and some of its islands; follow Wynnum Road, past the intersection of Tingal Road onto Glenora Street. Turn left into Granada Street and follow the road to the signposted entrance in Elanora Park.

Historic Childers Street Walk

Childers, Bundaberg Area
The township of Childers is set on top of rolling hills of red soil framed by green fields on sugar cane, avocados and macadamias. This walk will take you through the variety of architectural styles from past to present that Childers township has to offer reflecting its many food production industries.

Toowoomba Street Art

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
In February 2014, Toowoomba Regional Council and GraffitiSTOP, in partnership with Toowoomba Youth Service and Kontraband Studios presented a street art festival - First Coat. Over three days, First Coat consisted of multiple large scale murals being painted by world class and local artists. 16 different sites across Toowoomba were completed across the three days.

Mount Tempest Lookout, Moreton Island National Park

Moreton Bay And Islands, Moreton Bay Area
Moreton Island is the most natural of the large sand islands located in Moreton Bay's sheltered waters. At 285 metres high, Mount Tempest is the highest stabilised sand dune in the world. The walk to the top of Mount Tempest is a memorable one, with sweeping views of Moreton Bay and the island's length a spectacular experience. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring and look for migrating humpback whales in late winter and spring. It is a steep climb with many steps, and can be challenging, but the 360-degree view is worth every step. This walk is best done in the cooler part of the day or in winter. Take plenty of water.

Carole Green Walkway - John Oxley Reserve

Country Valleys, Brisbane Area
The nature trail starts at the John Oxley Reserve car park and heads towards the North Pine River where a boardwalk lets you experience the mangroves and cultural sites of significance. Take the time to read the signage and learn about all of the areas natural assets and it's pioneering past.

Palm Creek Circuit

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
The Palm Creek circuit at Ravensbourne National Park leaves the Buaraba Creek track and crosses Palm Creek-named after the piccabeen palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) covering its steep banks. Look in the canopy for epiphytes growing on taller trees and birds feasting on palm tree fruits. A short side track leads along a eucalypt forest ridge to a small sandstone overhang.

Dr Roberts Waterhole Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
The gently sloping track to Dr Roberts Waterhole in Girraween National Park starts from Dr Roberts carpark, four kilometres east of the information centre. Gaze at reflections in the still waters of Bald Rock Creek; or admire wildflowers including ground orchids, banksias, conesticks, geebungs and crinkle bushes prominent in spring, or the many colourful bird species living in among them.

Mount Kiangarow Track

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
The Mt Kiangarow track leads to the summit the Bunya Mountains' highest peak. The track climbs gradually, winding around the mountain and leads to an avenue of grasstrees and a natural lookout giving views over the park and to the horizon. This walk is ideal for watching the sun set over the plains below; remember to take a torch for the return trip back to your car or camp.

Castle Rock Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Castle Rock gives breathtaking panoramic views over Girraween National Park and is well worth the walk. The track varies from gentle to moderate gradients until the steep climb over exposed granite rocks to the summit. Black cypress, stringybarks and orange gums grow on the rocky ridges and woodlands while yellow box and brown gums provide shade and good birdwatching. Warning: the summit has steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces. Keep to the track and supervise children closely.

The Pyramid Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Climb to the summit of The Pyramid to see Balancing Rock and magnificent views over the Second Pyramid and Girraween National Park. From the Bald Rock Creek day-use area, cross the creek and weave steadily uphill through eucalypt forests, past rocky outcrops and wetlands to the base of this massive granite dome. A good level of fitness is required to make the climb up The Pyramid as the ascent of the exposed rock face is steep and may be tiring. Take your time to rest and enjoy the views. Warning: the summit has steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces. Keep to the track and supervise children closely. There is no walking track to the second Pyramid and considerable rock climbing experience is necessary to scale it.
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