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3 Wonderful Weekend Hikes close to the Gold Coast

Nov 29, 2018 6:42:00 PM / by Yulia Darmorez

1.Mount Maroon

  • Height 964m
  • Location: Mt Barney National Park
  • Length: 5.6km
  • Duration: 3hrs

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If you are looking for a day trip full of breathtaking views and great walking, you should consider hiking the Mount Maroon. 964 may sound as a peace of cake but be careful and search for all needed information about the hike in advance. The walk to the top may be difficult and should only be tackled by experienced walkers. Hiking is steep and where it is not steep it is close to vertical, anyway the 360 degree views of Queensland definitely worth it.

2. Mount Bartle Frere

  • Height 1622m
  • Location: Wooroonooran National Park
  • Length: 15km
  • Duration: 2 days

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Bartle Frere is the highest point in Queensland, meaning this hike comes with an added sense of cred and accomplishment. The way up is long, expect 6-8h to reach the summit. There are four camping areas along the trail where you can rest and enjoy your time in the wildlife. Don’t forget that in Australia there are strict rules when it comes to camping. Permits are required and fees apply. All camping along the Bartle Frere trail must be pre-booked—self-registration at camping areas is not possible. Bookings are not for specific camping areas, but for the trail as a whole.

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3. Mount Mitchell

  • Height 1168m
  • Location: Main Range National Park
  • Length: 9km
  • Duration: 3,5h

It a lovely, easy and beautiful hike, highly recommend for beginners and people who want to take kids. Absolutely stunning views and beautiful scenery at the top. The most beautiful about the track is its design: you are all the way around the mountain, with breathtaking views everywhere. You won’t feel tired because of the neverending amazement with the landscapes and be prepared to take pictures everywhere.

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Australia is all about the nature. If you are into hiking you can spend the whole year in Australia discovering mountains and you would be shocked how much this country has to offer. Just please be careful and always check safety information before taking a new adventure.

 

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Topics: Australia

Yulia Darmorez

Written by Yulia Darmorez

Social Media Marketing Manager at Envirotech Education. Passionate about Digital Marketing and Graphic Design.