Best Morning Hikes Near Brisbane

There’s something so fresh and exciting about starting your day with a healthy dose of mother nature. If you’re headed to Brisbane to visit friends and family, be sure to check out the incredible natural beauty that surrounds the city. Grab your mates and head to one of these top 5 spots for a morning bushwalk. So go on, get up an hour or 2 early and soak up the sweet morning sunshine!

Brisbane Koala Bushlands

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Photo by Janik Butz from Pexels

With an open eucalypt forest and tips on koala spotting, the walking tracks at Brisbane Koala Bushland are the perfect way to start your day. Pick from Stockyard Creek Walking Track (1.4km), the Horse Trail from Alperton Rd picnic area to Ford Rd Conservation Area (6.2km one-way) or JC Trotter Multi-use Trail (3km). All three are fairly easy and ideal for spotting wildlife - enjoy!

Accommodation nearby: Nightcap at Springwood Hotel

Mount Coot-Tha Reserve

A Brisbane icon, Mount Coot-Tha Reserve is only a 15 minute drive from the CBD. It has a lookout, 9 picnic areas, waterfalls, a number of walking tracks and backs onto D’Aguilar National Park (more on that next). Head to Summit Track (1.9km), Mahogany Trail (2.6km), Ghost Hole Track (650m), Simpson Falls Track (650m), Eugenia Circuit (2.8km) or Honeyeater Track (2.1km) for the perfect morning walk.

Accommodation near Brissy: Nightcap at Springwood Hotel, Nightcap at Chardons Corner Hotel, Nightcap at Camp Hill Hotel

D’Aguilar National Park

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Egernia Circuit Track

From eucalypt woodlands to lush subtropical rainforests, D’Aguilar National Park has no shortage of natural beauty to explore. There are many walks to choose from, but here are a few that take less than 2 hours: Turrbal Circuit (1.7km), Golden Boulder Track (1.8km), Egernia Circuit (1.5km), Pitta Circuit (1km), Atrax Circuit (750m), Rainforest Circuit (2km)m Cypress Grove Circuit (2.5km) and Western Window Track (1.2km).

Accommodation near Brissy: Nightcap at Springwood Hotel, Nightcap at Chardons Corner Hotel, Nightcap at Camp Hill Hotel

Springwood Conservation Park 

A local favourite, Springwood Conservation Park packs a lot into a small package. If you want to work on those buns of steel, head straight to the “Springwood Stairs of Death” and feel the burn as you ascend. But don’t worry, it’s only about 5 minutes at a moderate pace, and you’ll feel pretty proud when you make it to the top. There are a few other walking trails around the park, so you can opt for less of a workout and more of a morning stroll.

Accommodation nearby: Nightcap at Springwood Hotel

Tooheys Forest Park

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Grass Trees

Full of native flora and fauna, Tooheys Forest Park offers a big slice of nature just 10 km south of Brisbane CBD. Get up and get walking on the Nathan Ridge Track (3.5km), Toohey Ridge Track (3km), Sandstone Circuit (750m), Toohey Mountain Track (1.5km) or Summit Track (1.2km). Whichever one you choose, you’ll feel energised and ready to start the day!

Accommodation nearby: Nightcap at Chardons Corner Hotel

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