Find a new path in the Sunshine Coast Walking Tracks Guide
  • Friday 05 November 2010

Want to breathe fresh air and enjoy great scenery?

Collect your copy of the new brochure A guide to walking tracks on the Sunshine Coast from council’s customer service centre, your local tourist information centre or by calling 5475 7272.

Chair of the Recreation Trail Reference Group, Cr Debbie Blumel said the Sunshine Coast is a walker’s paradise because of the many and varied trails that exist throughout the region.

“The need to provide the community with more information on the location of walking tracks was identified during the community workshops that were undertaken to inform the development of the council’s Recreation Trail Strategy,” Cr Blumel said.

“You can use the new brochure to choose from 27 different tracks—from beach, coastal, wetland, forest to scenic and lookout trails—that weave their way through our wonderful natural coastal and hinterland environments.

“The tracks in the brochure offer a variety of experiences from short leisurely strolls that you can take the family along to more strenuous medium to longer distance trails.

“Or you can embrace new experiences on three to five day treks with overnight camps such as the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

“The brochure has details on walking trail locations, facilities available, and difficulty levels and advises where to go to get more information about each walk.”

Cr Blumel said the brochures will be a great information source for Coast residents, day trippers, visitors and tourists to experience our landscape and wildlife.

“The brochure gives details on each track and lists whether it is a return loop or one way, if it requires bushwalking experience or is suited to other fitness levels and advises of distances involved,” Cr Blumel said.

The brochure was part funded by council, with $10 000 contributed by Queensland Tourism.

The brochure is one of a three part series, which includes mountain bike and horse riding activities, as well as walking trails.

The Recreational Trail Strategy is due to be presented to council for consideration in early 2011.