Mount Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve
Allow 2 hrs
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Moderate (Grade 4)
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A short hike with multiple viewing platforms offering views of the local hinterland area and Sunshine Coast coastline.
This moderately trafficked hike starts from the car park on Ninderry Road in Ninderry.
The track meanders through bushland before gradually increasing in gradient, still within bushland. As the summit approaches, views toward the coast become visible.
At the summit, 304m above sea level, two constructed viewing platforms offer views to the east and west.
To the east, look across farmland to the Sunshine Coast coastline, punctuated by Mount Coolum, while the view west features the Yandina township and Maroochy River.
There are also distant views of the Glass House Mountains to the south and Lake Weyba to the north.
A number of additional tracks around the summit have been created over time, however the two viewing platforms offer the best views.
Note: while the hike is dog-friendly, consider the environmental impact of domestic animals in natural environments such as this, and be courteous of other hikers by cleaning up after your pooch.
In addition, this mountain is located within the radius of the no-fly zone from the Sunshine Coast airport, so drone flying at this location is not allowed.
Track: The track involves graded paths, with some rocky steps, and is well-signed and easy to follow. Novice hikers may become confused by the web of paths at the summit, so best to stick to the signs.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is a great beginner mountain. From the summit, there are sheer drops at places, so caution must be exercised.
Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came.
The trail starts from the car cark on Ninderry Road in Ninderry, 1.5 hours drive north of Brisbane.
Parking can become busy, particularly on weekends, so it is advised to go early or weekdays if possible.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round and the bushland offers quite good coverage and shade.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.