Adventure Sunshine Coast puts the planning of your next free Sunshine Coast adventure in the palm of your hand

With over 150 free, self-guided walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities, Adventure Sunshine Coast is the ultimate guide to the great outdoors of the Sunshine Coast.

Designed to enable people of all ages and abilities to explore all the Sunshine Coast has to offer in the way of land and water trails across 53 local areas.

This online adventure guidebook is provided and maintained by Sunshine Coast Council. This list is just the beginning – it will grow over time. Please contact us via a method below if you know of a trail that should be added.

For locals and visitors alike you can trust it to be the official source of information on what you can do on the Sunshine Coast to relax, discover and be active in our beautiful and unique natural environment.

What’s great about our guide

  • Discover all the great trails across the Sunshine Coast
  • Plan your adventure with details you need before you go
  • Explore 3D views of all Sunshine Coast trails
  • See photos of what you’ll see on your journey
  • Find out if you can take your dog along on your adventure
  • Use Adventure Sunshine Coast on a mobile or desktop
  • Save favourite trails and create a wishlist
  • Read other people’s impressions of an adventure

Ewen Maddock Dam: Ferny Forest MTB Loop

Review Date: 5/18/2019

A great family track. We took our 6 and 8 year old girls, a packed lunch and snacks and took our time to make our way through the track on our bikes. Beautiful ride with varied terrain, we especially loved riding through the ferns, we'll be back!

Reviewed By: Helen

Point Arkwright Trail

Review Date: 5/17/2019

This walk is a real gem! I like starting from Tickle Park (adjacent the Coolum Surf Club) walking along the boardwalk south from Coolum Beach taking in the numerous viewing points along the way. The walk parallels the road but as you reach the top of the rise you have the opportunity to head into the bush proper on a well formed dirt trail. For me this is the highlight of the trail. Great ocean views, side trails to secluded bays and excellent spots along the way to stop for a snack. Point Arkwright is a convenient turning point. There are amenities here that provide a convenient toilet stop and views further south towards Maroochydore and beyond.

Reviewed By: Andrew

Glass House Mountains National Park: Tibrogargan Base Circuit

Review Date: 5/17/2019

This is a great walk for families wanting to experience the glasshouse mountains. It's easy enough - my children 6-11 enjoyed the track, and the path is well maintained. It's scenic and really enjoyable as you feel the presence of the mountain rising up beside you. We'd do this walk again.

Reviewed By: Michelle

Baroon Pocket Dam: Martin Williams Walk

Review Date: 5/16/2019

Beautiful little spot and well worth a drive! Glorious picnic areas overlooking pristine water and pines. A colony of pelicans nest off shore. The walk itself is easy and suitable for the whole family. The park caters for big and little kids alike. Heaps of parking and amenities are clean!

Reviewed By: Jessica

Gardners Falls

Review Date: 5/16/2019

Absolutely fabulous adventure for the whole family; even little toddler legs! A nice flat walk to the waterfall. We saw tadpoles and froglets and watched the rapids. Only shame was seeing a bit of graffiti on the sign! Beautiful

Reviewed By: Jessica

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‘Cherish the natural world because you’re part of it and you depend on it.’ Sir David Attenborough
Walking on the Sunshine Coast

Walking on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast offers some of the most famous walks in Australia. From the Noosa Headlands to the Glass House Mountains, it has it all. Our guide is a great way to discover our iconic landmarks but also our lesser-known but equally impressive walks. There are over 120 walks of varying skill levels and distance, including multiday hikes.

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Cycling on the Sunshine Coast

Cycling on the Sunshine Coast

Cycling enthusiasts on the Sunshine Coast can explore the region and enjoy the freedom and safety of over 35 dedicated roadside bicycle lanes and shared pedestrian pathways. Our cycle paths range from 30 minutes to 3 hours and cater for fun family outings through an old tunnel to some strenuous hill climbs with expansive views to the coast.

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Mountain Biking on the Sunshine Coast

Mountain Biking on the Sunshine Coast

Imagine the thrill and fun of exploring over 60 dynamic mountain bike trails. There are crazy curves for adrenalin junkies and easy loops for all the family. As part of Adventure Sunshine Coast there are eleven trails solely for mountain bikers. Discover half hour to full day options, easy through to difficult rides, and lakeside to mountain fire trails.

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Horseriding on the Sunshine Coast

Horseriding on the Sunshine Coast

There’s nothing quite like the blast of a horse-riding adventure. On the Sunshine Coast there are over 20 different tracks for horseriders, including designated trails that enable you to get away from mountain bikers. A variety of experiences are on offer from scenic and leisurely rides through to longer more committed adventures across nature reserves and forestry tracks.

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Canoeing on the Sunshine Coast

Canoeing on the Sunshine Coast

There are over 20 waterways to explore on the Sunshine Coast from the comfort and exertion of your canoe, sea or flat-water kayak. This includes one-hour paddles with young children on small and safe lakes, such as Dunethin, through to the 30-kilometre Maroochy River canoe trail or circumnavigation of Old Woman Island off the coast of Mudjimba.

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Other Adventures on the Sunshine Coast

Other Adventures on the Sunshine Coast

For adventure lovers there are other things you can do on the Sunshine Coast including: rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, coaststeering , paragliding ,hang-gliding, bird watching, koala and kangaroo spotting and more. These adventures will be progressively added to Adventure Sunshine Coast. The coast also has organised events, rides and facilities.

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