10 walks on the Coast

Life & Style Weekend - - BUSINESS -

AP­PAR­ENTLY, it’s win­ter. While the tem­per­a­ture may sug­gest other­wise, there’s only one week left of the chilly sea­son for 2017. So be­fore it gets too steamy, make sure you try one or more of these beau­ti­ful walks on the Sun­shine Coast.

BUD­ERIM FOR­EST

1.4km board walk re­turn or 2.6km to the wa­ter­falls re­turn

WALK through the Bud­erim For­est to­wards the wa­ter­fall. The

700m-long wooden board walk is wheel­chair-friendly but it then ends and turns to bush un­til the track reaches the wa­ter­falls and

rock pools. Flat

MA­ROOCHY RIVER FORE­SHORE

2.7km one way START at Brad­man Ave, Ma­roochy­dore. Take a walk from the dog park on Brad­man Ave right along the river to up near the boat ramp. The per­fect walk to take your dog along. Flat

MA­ROOCHY BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DENS

Dis­tance varies THERE’S eight dif­fer­ent walks you can take through the gar­dens and sur­round­ing for­est – La­goon Walk, Fern Glade Walk, Mossy Log Walk, Whip­bird Walk, Sculp­ture Gar­den Walk, Ephemeral Wetland Walk, Creek Walk and the Up­land Bush­walk. There’s one to suit all ages and abil­i­ties. Mostly flat

CUR­RIMUNDI LAKE

1.4km one way TAKE a stroll along the south­ern shore­line of Cur­rimundi Lake be­tween Gam­ban Es­planade and the beach or walk through to Kath­leen McArthur Con­ser­va­tion Park on the north side. Flat

KIN KIN COUN­TRY­SIDE

14km cir­cuit WALK through the charm­ing coun­try­side of the Noosa hin­ter­land start­ing along Wah­punga Lane. Pass through mango farms, rolling hills and herds of goats, cat­tle and dairy cows. Stop for a break at ei­ther Shep­per­sons Park or Gradys Park. This trail is ideal for bird watch­ing. Mostly flat (in­ter­me­di­ate walk)

MOF­FAT TO KINGS BEACH

1.5km one way TAKE the coastal walk up and over the head­land at Mof­fat Beach to Kings Beach and en­joy the views of the wa­ter the whole way. Mostly flat with a small up­hill sec­tion

CALOUN­DRA’S COASTAL PATH­WAY

9km one way THIS path runs along Caloun­dra’s beaches from Bells Creek in the south, all the way to Point Cartwright in the north. Walk it all or just walk a smaller sec­tion. En­joy the view of some of the Coast’s best beaches. Mostly flat

GLASS HOUSE MOUN­TAINS

Mt Beer­bur­rum (1.4km) Mt Ngun­gun (2.8km) Mt Ti­brog­a­r­gan (3.3km)

IF YOU’RE feel­ing ad­ven­tur­ous and up for a chal­lenge then

why not take a walk up one of the Glass House Moun­tains? There’s awe-in­spir­ing views from the top of each one to make

the chal­leng­ing walk/ climb worth it. Up­hill and then down­hill

KONDALILLA FALLS

2.4km, 3.2km or 4.6km tracks

WALK­ERS can choose one of three tracks that run through the rain­for­est to­wards the wa­ter­falls – the easy 2.4km Pic­nic Creek

Cir­cuit, the mod­er­ate 3.2km Rock Pools Walk or the more chal­leng­ing 4.6km Kondalilla Falls Cir­cuit. Mostly flat

EU­MUNDI NA­TIONAL PARK

2.3km, 3.6km, 4km and 5.1km THERE’S four dif­fer­ent walk­ing tracks through the Eu­mundi Re­gional Park that ex­plore the bush­land, dams, creeks and forests. There’s one to suit the kids all the way up to the most ex­pe­ri­enced bush walk­ers. Flat and hilly tracks

PHOTO: WARREN LY­NAM

BEAUTY: The Caloun­dra Coastal Path­way is great place to walk along the board walk and watch the surf­ing or re­lax on the beach.

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