This does not include the mountain itself which is in our Family Bushwalks book.
Most of the tramway is in private land; the tunnel is signposted not for public access.
Many runners / walkers, almost no cyclists. Click for the PDF:
The new Scenic Rim Trail is a remarkable joint project between the Queensland Government Parks Department and Skroo Turner’s Spicers Retreats. Starting on Spicers land at Thornton and finishing at Cunninghams Gap, the public trail traverses 47km of private and public land stopping at three newly constructed public campsites administered by the state government. This trail is shown on the map below.
Meanwhile the Spicers version of the trail (not shown here) follows a similar route but stops a number of luxurious venues including two private campsites in Main Range National Park and continues south to Spicers Peak. Click for the rather large PDF:
We were very pleasantly surprised at how quickly the First Edition of Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland sold out its initial print run of 2,500 copies. Following a question from a reader “Isn’t Toowoomba in SEQ?” we added a comprehensive Toowoomba Region chapter and beefed up the Somerset Region chapter for the Second Edition which is now available in shops and online at www.familybushwalks.com.au
This is something special – the back way into Springbrook from the end of Tallebudgera Creek Road. The route has recently been ratified, modified and variously signed by Gold Coast City Council.
I walked the track on 3rd November 2016. It’s tough – 750m climb over 5km.
The landowner at the top welcomes walkers who need to traverse their land BUT ONLY if you get and carry a free permit from www.thecreamtrack.com.au
City of Gold Coast has signs and online information stating that permits are no longer available but this is contradicted by the website above.