TRACKS & TRAILS
We like to get out and enjoy our stunning nature, and what better way than by bike or on foot? You’ll love our tracks and trails. Spectacular backdrops and wide open spaces are peppered with amazing wildlife and incredible views. So, why not get back down to earth and free yourself from the things that matter and focus on the things that do.
The Gympie Region. You’re welcome
TRACKS & TRAILS
We like to get out and enjoy our stunning nature, and what better way than by bike or on foot? You’ll love our tracks and trails. Spectacular backdrops and wide open spaces are peppered with amazing wildlife and incredible views.
KEEP CALM, KEEP WALKING
- Foreshore Bird Walk stretches 4km along Tin Can Bay’s foreshore, where over 140 species have been spotted.
- Wildflower Walk accessed from the corner of Emporer Street and Oyster Parade in Tin Can Bay features the regions spectacular wildflowers.
- Seary’s Creek is 8km south of Rainbow Beach and has a 100 metre wheelchair accessible boardwalk and refreshing swimming holes.
- Carlo Sand Blow is an easy 600 metre walk from Cooloola Drive in Rainbow Beach and has amazing views over the coastline.
- Lake Poona is accessed from the Bymien Picnic Area on Freshwater Road. A 1.5km walk takes you to the unique tea coloured freshwater lake.
- The Cooloola Great Walk is a 5 day, 120km walk linking Noosa North Shore with Rainbow Beach. Access remote areas of Cooloola National Park and spectacular views.
- Amamoor State Forest has a range of walks including the 1km Rainforest Walk past swimming holes into a subtropical rainforest that features large red cedars and fig trees, accessed from Cedar Grove Camping Area.
- Amama Day Use Area on the banks of the Amamoor Creek includes a viewing platform for platypus and a 1.5km rainforest walk through lush forest just across the road.
- Fig Tree Walk in the Imbil State Forest is 4km south of Kenilworth. The 1.4km walk is wheelchair friendly and gives a glimpse into the tree tops of the amazing figs endemic to the region.
- From the Charlie Moreland Day Use Area you can take the short Piccabeen Circuit or the 8km hike to Mt Allan with views of the Mary Valley atop a 9.6m fire tower.
GYMPIE CITY AND SURROUNDS
- (A section of this trail is temporarily closed due to a recent flooding event. For more information on which sections you can still walk, please call our visitor information centre on 1800 444 222) The River To Rail Trail is a gravel and urban trail that winds along the Mary River and through Gympie City to Historic Gympie Station, home of the Mary Valley Rattler. Complete sections or take on the whole 9km loop, stopping at a cafe to refuel along the way.
- Victory Trails offers 29km of shared trails that include walking tracks through this forested area just near the centre of town. Bring the dog, or the mountain bike, there is something for everyone here.
- Meander along the Gympie City Heritage Walk that takes you through the City centre with references to our historic gold mining past. Signs along the way show you the past and tell you the story behind each location.
TO THE WEST
- From Kilkivan head for Mudlo Gap, just 8km north of town. Wander the 1km Scrubby Creek walking track through dry rainforest, giant figs and lovely creeks. The Mudlo Gap track is steep and has many steps, but the view from the lookout is impressive.
- The Kilkivan Forest Reserve is north of Kilkivan and protects one of the area’s few remaining stands of native hoop pine rainforest.
- Just 15 minutes from Goomeri you will find the Boat Mountain Conservation Park. Shaped like an upturned boat, this small park of 80 hectares contains over 130 plants and 46 bird species, including some classified as rare. Walks range from 30 minutes to 2 hours and feature panoramic views.
- The Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail is a shared trail, and walkers are welcome to explore the rail corridor that previously connected Theebine to Nanango.
LIFE’S BETTER ON A BIKE
IN THE MARY VALLEY
Imbil to Brooloo Rail Trail is short 4.5km coarse gravel trail is suitable for all levels and mountain bikes and walkers. Passing through State Forest it is an idyllic exercise experience.
Garapine is 15 min south of Gympie City. This 180-acre property features seven competition grade gravity endure mountain bike trails. Group accommodation is available onsite.
TO THE WEST
Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail is suitable for mountain bikes and hikers, stretching 89 km, this coarse gravel and sealed track follows an old train line between the 2 towns, you will need to navigate a few small creek crossings before you get to Goomeri. This is a perfect half way stop with a wonderful bakery and charming shops.
RIDE GYMPIE CITY
Victory Heights Trail Network is not far from the heart of the city. This trail network winds through 60 ha of eucalypt forest. There are a range of mountain bike trails from beginner to experienced and some shared use trails with walkers.
(A section of this trail is temporarily closed due to a recent flooding event. For more information on which sections you can still walk, please call our visitor information centre on 1800 444 222) The River to Rail Trail is a gravel and urban trail that winds along the Mary River and through Gympie City to the historic Gympie Station, home of the Mary Valley Rattler. You can complete the 9km loop, or tackle it in sections.
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