School holidays are all fun & games until you run out of ideas to occupy the kids, right? Here’s a list of ‘kid-friendly’ hikes that’s sure to keep you going for a few days at least.
Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane
If you live in Brisbane and haven’t been up Mt Coot-tha yet, I’m not sure what you’ve been doing. This mountain is 10 minutes from the CBD and is definitely family (and puppy) friendly. The beauty of Coot-tha is that there are so many trails you can choose from, and they all lead to a spectacular veiw overlooking Brisbane City and many miles North & South.
Head to the BCC website for more trail details.
Mt Coochin (East & West Peaks), Glasshouse Mtns
Mt Coochin is one of the lesser known Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There are two peaks so you can choose to climb just one, or both. The trail is quite short (3.5km for both peaks) however it can be a little steep in sections. If you got little ones, you may end up carrying them in parts or just walking quite slowly. There is a tiny bit of rock scrambling involved, but nothing too crazy. If you’d like more information on how to get there, where to park, where to go etc, please DM us on Facebook.
Mt Cordeaux, Main Range
Mt Cordeaux is one of our all time favourite hikes. This one is a little longer (6km return) however, it is relatively flat. You’re rewarded with incredible veiws from the top too (see picture) – this is the perfect place for a picnic.
If you’re looking for an extra challenge, head onto Bare Rock (adds another 5km to the trip).
Twin Falls, Springbrook NP
This trail is aptly named as it will lead you through lush rainforest and you will pop out at an incredible waterfall with two streams. You will begin by descending into the valley (where you will find the falls) and then after a swim & snack, you will ascend the other side of the valley. The trail is 4km in total and is definitely family friendly.