With its enviable coastline location and stunning mountainous backdrop, Aura champions an outdoor, active lifestyle. From beautifully preserved community bushland trails to conservation tracks throughout the Sunshine Coast hinterland, there is always a hike to hit nearby.

5 min
26 May 2023

Here are some of our favourites to try this weekend!

First up we have our local Baringa south side loop. Easily accessible, this 4km journey starts in Baringa and offers a pathway surrounded by nature. One of the highlights of this walk/ride include the natural frog ponds which host the region’s native Wallum Sedge frogs. Stockland is dedicated to preserving these vital animals through the Acid Frog Management Plan and walking through this area is particularly enjoyable in the afternoon when frogs are out and active.

Looking for a waterside walk? A ten-minute drive will see you arrive at Ewen Maddock Dam. Home to more than 9km of multi-use trails, this idyllic location offers hikes from 800m to 8km, and can be enjoyed by walkers, bike riders and horse riders.

For families looking to enjoy a scenic trail with young adventurers, the Baringa to Nirimba circuit is enjoyable for all! This easy 7km walk or ride boasts newly built pathways and stunning Glasshouse Mountain views… plus there are a few coffee and playground pit stops along the way!


There are endless options when it comes to hiking through the Sunshine Coast hinterland. There are instaworthy treks of Mt Ngungun’s summit and Kondalilla Falls, a historic railway tunnel walk in Dularcha National Park, and guided tours across 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest within the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve… just to name a few.

Further detail on these trails and more are explained on the Visit Sunshine Coast website, whilst the Queensland Government’s Parks and Recreations site also offers valuable information on hiking trails and how to be best prepared for your next outdoor adventure!

So go on, where will you explore next?