The walking tracks in this National Park suit beginners that have zero hiking experience as well as the more experienced hikers. The tracks lead you through green, open forests towards lookouts that offer some pretty impressive panoramic views.
There are some challenging summit routes for the masochists and these include steep cliffs as well as opportunities to rock climb and abseil – but that’s not really necessary. The aim is to simply Forest Bathe not wrestle – so we’re all for keeping it cruisy.
Mooloolah River National Park
These take you through the Melaleuca Swamp where Princess Fiona and Shrek honeymooned, then via open forests and along a river bank where – at dawn and at dusk – you’re likely to see platypus at play.
As if that weren’t enough to entice you, the park is also home to five different species of butterfly, including the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly.
If you’d like to make a weekend of it, the Moolloolah River National Park also has camping sites with toilet facilities, picnic tables and barbecue areas too.
Noosa National Park
Forest Bathing in Noosa National Park is nothing short of spectacular.
The coastal scenery is breathtaking and the park is a massively important refuge for native wildlife including koalas, ground parrots, glossy black-cockatoos and a rare species of nocturnal amphibian called the Wallum Froglet.
When walking along the tracks that offer views across the sea, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins playing in the surf and families of manta rays gliding along the coastline.
Noosa National Park has barbecue areas, frequent information posts and toilet facilities as well.