As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Visitor Centres and Wildlife Centres within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed until further notice. However, four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks and trails (excluding overnight hiking tracks), bushwalks and national park coastal walks, remain open
Also due to the COVID-19 risk and the wildfire damage caused, the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk between Wanungara lookout and Numinbah Valley, and from Apple Tree Park to The Settlement are currently closed
The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a great tourist attraction for bushwalkers to the Gold Coast Hinterland. This area is famous for challenging hiking activities, bird watching and wildlife observation.
The Great Walk is a 54km bushwalk that takes approximately 3 days to complete and is considered moderate in difficulty, with some sections considered difficult.
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Camping & Walking Map
It is essential that hikers wear appropriate clothing and footwear and are self-sufficient taking ample stores of water and food. First aid kits are also advisable as snakes have been spotted along these tracks.
Breaking the walk down into sections, there are three portions to make the walk more manageable:
Green Mountains (O’Reilly) to Binna Burra: This portion of the walk has a distance of 21.4km which takes most walkers approximately 7 hours to complete.
Binna Burra to Woonoongoora walkers’ camp: This portion of the walk is a little longer at 23.6km and will take approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete.
Woonoongoora walkers’ camp to The Settlement camping area: The short final portion of the walk is 9km and will talk approximately 4 to 5 hours to finish.
Camping spots are located along the way, so you must carry your own tent but please note that camping permits are required and fees apply.
Further information is contained in the maps below.