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Choose your own adventure along Redlands Coast tracks and trails

Choose your own adventure along Redlands Coast tracks and trails

Redlands Coast is home to some of the most naturally wonderful bush walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails in South-east Queensland as well as an extensive network of scenic walking and cycle ways. Outdoor adventures and inspiring natural attractions are never far away on Redlands Coast with so many opportunities to enjoy the abundant wildlife, beautiful coastlines and pristine conservation areas on foot, bike or horseback. Bayview Conservation Area on Redlands Coast has even been recognised as an outstanding outdoor recreation facility winning The Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces.

Redlands Coast on Quandamooka Country offers a world of exploration along tracks and trails to suit all ages, fitness levels and interests for solo or family adventures, so there's no excuse for the kids (and adults) not to put away the screens and enjoy some nature therapy! 

Mountain biking

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Redlands Coast is fast gaining a reputation as a 'Go to'  mountain biking destination and it's not hard to see why. Whether you're a dirt demon, mountain bike novice or family biking crew, you'll find many satisfying kilometres of mountain biking tracks for all skill levels on Redlands Coast. 

Redlands Track Park is an outdoor recreation reserve located in the heart of Redlands Coast with 25km of mountain bike trails set among 239 hectares of natural conservation bush land. Tracks are graded from very easy to more difficult and the park has three trail-head shelters with seats, maps, water and bike racks.

The award-winning Bayview Conservation Area is another great spot for mountain biking with 60 kilometres of trails across 1000 hectares of open forest, Melaleuca wetlands and other inspiring natural surrounds. There are plenty of opportunities to get those mountain biking money shots for Insta on your Go Pro too so don't forget to pack your camera and mobile, plus plenty of water - you'll work up a sweat on these trails even in the cooler months. After your MTB session, cool down with blissful bay breezes and an ice-cold beer (or beverage of choice!) at the historic Cleveland Sands Hotel or Grandview Hotel in Cleveland. Really want to treat yourself? Pop in to the legendary Jeppo's gelateria on Bloomfield St in Cleveland for an authentic Italian-style gelato worthy of La Dolce Vita! 

Discover Redlands Coast mountain biking trails.

Bush walking and hiking

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You won't run out of places to explore on Redlands Coast if you like to pull on the boots and hit the great outdoors for an inspiring hike. Bush walk through Melaleuca wetlands and open forest, trek through rain-forested gullies or take in breathtaking ocean and beach views along island tracks on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). Experience the diverse range of wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, sea eagles, turtles and dolphins that call our unique coastal environment home during a day-trip, weekend or longer adventure. 

For breathtaking ocean views, sweeping beach vistas and unique coastal wildlife, you can't beat the North Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), one of the best land-based vantage points in Australia to see dolphins, turtles, manta rays (November to February) and migrating humpback whales (May to October). 

Don't miss the naturally wonderful Blue Lake (Karboora) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) either. Karboora, meaning 'deep silent pool' is an area of special cultural significance for Quandamooka People. It's located within the beautiful Naree Budjong Djara (My Mother Earth) National Park, an inspiring 5.2km (return) walk through wallum woodlands, flowering heath and stunted eucalypts. A new Mount Vane walking track joins existing walks in the national park to create a 10 kilometre network of trails leading you to special sights and hidden treasures like Karboora as well as picturesque peaks with sweeping views over the island and down to the Gold Coast. It really doesn't get any better or more inspiring.

While on Straddie, don't miss the chance to sample some of the ocean-fresh seafood the island is renowned for. Grab a kilo of Straddie king prawns or some fresh oysters from Rufus seafood and head to one of the many beach-side picnic and BBQ areas for an island-style seafood feast fit for kings and queens. 

The Southern Moreton Bay Islands including Coochiemudlo, Macleay, Russell, Lamb and Karragarra all have their own beautiful island tracks and trails to explore too, from walking or cycling a complete (5km) lap of the picturesque Coochiemudlo Island to exploring unique wetland reserves or simply taking a relaxing walk or cycle along the islands' unique coastlines. 

Back on the mainland, you can spot koalas and wallabies along the network of bush walking trails that wind their way through the Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area and discover the hidden freshwater lagoon at the end of Native Dog Road. With its remarkable Swamp Paperbarks fringed with wetland reeds the lagoon is just one among so many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered along the rich network of tracks and trails across Redlands Coast.

Want that 'on top of the world' feeling? Head to the Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Trail for a short but rewarding hike to the summit of Mount Cotton. Take in the 360 degree views of South-east Queensland from the top and capture the moment with some Insta-brag pics - it's not every day you summit a mountain! While you're exploring Mount Cotton, a visit to the award-winning Sirromet Winery is a must. Sirromet is Queensland’s largest and most awarded winery, with relaxed, al fresco and fine dining options, prestigious wines and beautiful grounds with stunning views across the hinterland to southern Moreton Bay.

Explore more Redlands Coast bush walking and hiking trails.

Horse riding

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Giddy-up! For something a little more adventurous, BYO horse, saddle up and explore our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast horse riding trails. The Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area, Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area, Ford Conservation Area (Avalon Road Horse Trail) and Redlands Track Park all promise memorable horse riding adventures along many kilometres of tracks and trails through diverse, inspiring and scenic terrain.

Redlands Track Park and Bayview Conservation Area both have horse drinking troughs and hitching rails too so you and your trusty steed can take a break and hydrate in comfort! 

Explore Redlands Coast on horse back.

Cycling & walking

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Redlands Coast is also home to an expansive network of commuter and recreational walking and cycling trails. Explore bushland creeks and waterways, and island and mainland foreshores by foot or bicycle. 

Travel by train or drive to Cleveland and walk or cycle to Thornlands along the naturally wonderful Eddie Santaguiliana Way. The trail is primarily off road on constructed footpaths with the boardwalk stretching for around eight stunning kilometres along the coastline. There's plenty of shade along the way too, access to Toondah Harbour and ferries to North Stradbroke Island as well as the Redland RSL, Cleveland Town Centre, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland Markets (every Sunday) and more, so you can really make a day of it without going too far off the beaten track. 

Discover inspiring walks and cycles on Redlands Coast.

These are just some of the inspiring outdoor adventures on offer along Redlands Coast tracks and trails. Discover more tracks and trails here.

When you get here

Pop in to the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre for more information and local tips.

Don’t forget to tag us at @RedlandsCoast or #RedlandsCoast when you post your Redlands Coast tracks and trails highlights so we can see and share your pics!


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