Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland
Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland
Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland
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The second edition of 'Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland' is a comprehensive list of all the bushwalks in South East Queensland suitable for families. The book includes colour reference photos, maps and a rundown of the flora and fauna you can keep an eye out for specific to each walk. A great gift for families wanting to get out and see more of South East Queensland.

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A colourful, detailed guidebook packed with hundreds of shorter, easier, more accessible family-friendly bushwalks throughout South East Queensland.

By Mark Roberts & Gillian Duncan

The First Edition sold out its print run of 2,500 copies during 2016, making the book a local bestseller. We are now supplying the Second Edition with an added Toowoomba chapter, which you can order via this website.

This book is an ideal gift for the outdoorsy person in your life!

How is this book different from the other bushwalking guides?

  • It covers every qualifying bushwalk in the region.
  • It’s bang up to date.
  • It only covers easier, shorter bushwalks, no ropes required.
  • It only covers easily accessible bushwalks, you don’t need a 4WD.
  • Every bushwalk is illustrated with a brand new detailed topographic map.
  • It has a family orientation – you don’t need to be a serious hiker to enjoy it.
  • We walked (or cycled) every metre of these trails during our research.

What area does it cover?

  • North to Noosa and Kin Kin.
  • South to the border.
  • West to Toowoomba.
  • East to North Stradbroke Island.

Does the book have bushwalks in my region?

  • Brisbane City – 73.
  • Gold Coast – 30.
  • Ipswich City – 12.
  • Lockyer Region – 1.
  • Logan City – 16.
  • Moreton Bay – 26.
  • Redland City – 24.
  • Scenic Rim – 22.
  • Somerset Region – 3.
  • Sunshine Coast inc Noosa – 75.
  • Toowoomba Region – 29.

Who will enjoy the book?

  • Families looking for adventure and exercise.
  • Bushwalkers looking for shorter, easier trails.
  • Birdwatchers, naturalists.
  • Trail runners.
  • Schools, Scouts, Guides.
  • Geocachers.

What trails are in the book?

Our criteria for selecting bushwalks are:

  • Well-formed trails, not bush-bashing routes.
  • Most are designed, built and maintained as recreational trails.
  • Not too steep, rugged or rough.
  • Not too long.
  • Reasonably accessible – 4WD or ferry generally not required.


272 pages.

Non-fiction, all ages. 

Printed by FreeWheel Media Pty Ltd.

Written by Mark Roberts and Gillian Duncan.

21cm x 14.5cm.

Mark "The Mapper" Roberts is a Pom and also a Kiwi who has been orienteering and drawing orienteering maps for 30 years. He competes in Foot Orienteering and Mountain Bike Orienteering and rides at Nerang. Mark is a freelance software engineer with a young family.

Gillian Duncan is a well-known Australian mountain biker who has been campaigning for the last 15 years for legal MTB trails. She is past-president of MTBA and current president of GCTA. Gillian teaches safe bicycle riding to school groups and individuals, performs recreational trail audits for local councils and QPWS and is active in trail care at Gap Creek.

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