Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
  • Length: 58km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, North Maleny

  • End: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, North Maleny

  • Location: Blackall Range

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  • Distance from CBD: 107 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -26.69869216

  • Longitude: 152.8668594

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a 58km, grade 4 one way hike, located in Blackall Range, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Wrap yourself up in the arms of Mother Nature on this stunning walk which will take you through some of Queensland's most beautiful national parks. The 58 kilometre Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk winds along the Blackall Range, past waterfalls and pristine patches of subtropical rainforest.

About the region

The Blackall Range is a mountain range in South East Queensland, Australia. The first European explorer in the area was Ludwig Leichhardt. It was named after Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland.

The Blackall Range dominates the hinterland area of the Sunshine Coast, west of Nambour. Maleny, Mapleton, Montville and Flaxton are the main settlements located on the range. The Stanley River rises from the southern slopes. Baroon Pocket Dam is a reservoir on Obi Obi Creek which drains the north west slopes of the range.

Mary Cairncross Reserve marks the site of the first settler's house on the Blackall Range. Curramore Sanctuary, Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park are also located on the range. A number of lookouts on the range provide views towards the coast. One of these is located at Howells Knob, a mountain which rises 561 m above sea level. With its views, natural environment and an established tourist industry providing accommodation, restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops, the Blackall Range is a popular tourist destination.

Timber resources in the area attracted timber-cutters in 1860s.[3] The last logging on the range occurred in 1939. The Blackall and Bunya Mountains ranges are the only two locations where the bunya pine species of tree is found naturally.

Activities by community groups with the support of the Queensland Government succeeded in recognising the range with iconic status, meaning the area is given greater environmental protection. In mid-2008, iconic status was confirmed, making the Blackall Range the third such declaration in Queensland after Noosa and Port Douglas.

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16 thoughts on “Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km)

    1. I would love to, unfortunately I won’t have a three day window to do it in – especially since we’re basically going straight after to Tassie!

    1. Trail Hiking Australia sure Darren.. might be a couple of weeks as I have a looming work project.. I know what I would rather write 🙂

    2. That would be fantastic. No hurry at all. I look forward to reading about your adventure. I’ll PM you my email address so you can send the story and images. If you change your mind I’ll understand too

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