Where is it: Fullertons Road, Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast, around 60 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane.
Why we love it: A slightly challenging but super rewarding trek up one of the region’s natural wonders!
Tell me more: This is a walk that we’ve been wanting to tackle for some time now! This walk/climb is an easy one to attempt as it is relatively short (about 1.4km each way) and although it did get a little steep in places it wasn’t too hard – our 3 year old made it most of the way up and down! The track is well marked out and very well used (especially on weekends), however it does have a lot of rocks so you will need to watch your footing. Although we didn’t notice it, we have also read that the rocks can get quite slippery in the wet so a bit of extra caution may be required during or after a bit of rain.
The walk takes you through some nice bushland and I imagine that there’s a good chance of spotting some wildlife on the quieter days – we went up on the weekend and it was quite busy so we didn’t actually spot anything apart from a couple of kookaburras! There is a very intriguing cave formation about half way up which is worth checking out if you have the time!
The view from the top is simply amazing! Along with the sense of relief and achievement upon reaching the summit, you are greeted by bare rocks so you get to have uninterrupted 360 deg views! We were a little nervous up top with the kids – it is quiet steep up there – but there was enough room for everyone and the kids did seem to be quite comfortable up there! Sunrises and sunsets must be stunning, but make sure that you take along adequate lighting if you plan to do this – as attractive as the sunset view was from up there I wouldn’t like to be trekking down in the dark with kids, even if I did pack a good torch!
This walk is highly recommended and it’s probably a ‘must-do’ for visitors and locals alike! We can’t wait to get back there again!
Amenities: Just a water tap at the start of the walk – pack some water and snacks! No toilet! 👍
Cost: Completely free – we love our National Parks! 👍👍👍👍👍
Parking: Limited parking available, however note that this is a very popular spot on the weekends! 👍👍
Best for: Active kids who love to explore and love a challenge! 👍👍👍👍
Summary: This is a fantastic walk when the weather is nice – a bit of a challenge, wonderful to get out in the fresh air and great views! 👍👍👍👍
Hints: Weekends are busy so for a more personal experience try going up through the week!
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