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Best walking locations in and around Birtinya

Category: fitness

Top five walking trails near Stockland Birtinya. 

Now that the temperature has dropped it’s the perfect time to rug up and get outdoors. Staying active is so important in the cooler months for your physical wellbeing and one of the easiest ways to get moving is by walking. Out amongst nature you can reset, recharge and reconnect and we've discovered the best walking tracks in and around Stockland Birtinya for you to discover on your next outdoor adventure.


Noosa National Park – Read more here

This is possibly the most popular walk on the Sunshine Coast and with good reason. The 5.4km round trip will leave you in awe of the stunning coves, sandy beaches, turquoise water and the view of Noosa Hinterland. You may even see a dolphin or spot a koala. Noosa National Park is famous for more than just a walking trail. This area boasts some of the most amazing beaches including Tea Tree Bay and Winch Cove. It’s also home to the Noosa Fairy Pools, so don’t forget to pack your swimmers.  

Distance: 5.4km return
Difficulty: Easy 
Trailhead: Carpark at the day-use area, just off Park Road Noosa

Mount Coolum – Read more here 

Mount Coolum is another popular hike on the Sunshine Coast. It’s easily accessible and features both man-made and natural rock steps, so expect crowds. It’s an awe-inspiring volcanic dome that presides over the Sunshine Coast landscape. Climbing to the top of this 25-million-year-old laccolith is a must-do while on the Sunshine Coast. We suggest only reasonably fit walkers should attempt this 208-meter summit that includes just over 1000 steps.

Distance: 1.6km return
Difficulty: Medium
Trailhead: Carpark at Tanah Street East, Coolum Beach


Mount Ninderry Summit Walk – Read more here 

Get your heart pumping on this short walk up Mt Ninderry and enjoy fabulous outlooks of canefields, the Maroochy River and other district views. Suitable for walkers with stamina, the Mt Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve covers approximately 150 hectares, while its peak, Mt Ninderry, is 304 meters above sea level. On this summit trail, you ascend just over 130 metres because the car park start is elevated on a ridge. From the car park, follow the rolling fire road to a steep single track with several steps and occasional views, before it finally opens out onto the prominent bluff as a reward for your efforts. It’s a great complement to Mount Coolum’s summit, visible to the east, which you can see from one of two lookouts at the summit. Get up early and climb the trail as the day is breaking and watch the sunrise.

Distance: 3km return
Difficulty: Hard
Trailhead: 3 Eucalyptus Cres, Ninderry QLD 4561


Buderim Forest Walk  – Read more here 

The Buderim forest walk to serenity falls is a gorgeous little pocket of rainforest in the middle of the suburb. It seems hidden but it’s well-known, especially in summer when people can go for a quick dip in the rock pools. 

Distance: 2km return 
Difficulty: Easy- Medium 
Trailhead: Carpark at the end of Quorn Close, Buderim, alternatively park at Harry’s Lane, Buderim. 

Nature Walk | Cartwright Reserve and La Balsa Park – Read more here 

La Balsa Park (Harbourside) and Cartwright Reserve at the top of Point Cartwright is a lovely spot for a stroll around. There are walking tracks all around the park, up to the lighthouse at the tip and the muralled water reservoir. Up here, you might be lucky enough to spot some whales during migrating season. From the lighthouse, you can even stroll along the beach and out to the entrance of the spit. 

Distance: 1-2km circuit
Difficulty: Easy 
Trailhead: Carpark at the end of Pacific Boulevard, Point Cartwright 

How many walks have you ticked off? Stretch your legs and get a buddy on-board because walking with a friend is a social adventure! There is so much to see and do at each garden, reserve or park that your social calendar will be filled for weeks to come. Want to discover other activities to keep you busy while in isolation? Head straight to our Belong hub and get reading!