Hiking and Bushwalking on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland!

Let Hike Australia do the planning and organising

Hike Australia offers a range of hiking and bushwalking services across Queensland including;

  • Single or part day hikes

  • Scheduled multi day ‘lightweight’ or ‘through’ hikes (scroll down the page to see details)

  • Private and corporate guides for part, full or multi day hikes click here

  • Hike training including navigation click here

  • Gear hire. To inquire about gear hire, click on ‘contact us’ at the bottom of the page

Short Hikes & Free hikes

Outdoor Adventure Australia runs full day, part day and often free hikes around the Sunshine Coast. To keep up to date with where and when these are scheduled, check out the events on our Facebook page.

We are currently working on a schedule for these hikes that will be announced over the coming months.

Hike Australia multi day Sunshine Coast hikes


2 day hikes

Rainbow Beach

Sunshine Coast

We offer a greater range of short walks to private groups, please contact us for more details.

Perfect for the beginner who isn't quite sure if they are ready to commit to the whole 'Lightweight hiking' thing.

These walks are generally up to 10km per day with a pack between 10 and 14kg.


4 day hikEs

Sunshine Coast hinterland great walk

Conondale range great walk

We offer a greater range of short walks to private groups, please contact us for more details.

Okay so you're fit, you can walk up to 17km a day while carrying 15 or so kilograms on your back and you think you're ready...maybe.

Let us help you find out just how ready you are :)


5 to 9 day hikes

Cooloola great walk

We offer a range of 5 to 9 day hikes as private group bookings including the Carnarvon Great Walk however we only generally schedule the most popular Cooloola Great Walk for individuals to book into.

Dang! Are you sure?

Well okay then.  These hikes are for those of us who are fit and aren't broken.

Just remember, if you come along and you're not ready, we're going to have to go all Bear Grylls on you (but seriously...we will).

Often over 100km of hiking with a pack full of everything that you need that can sometimes weigh up to 18 or 20kg for short periods of time.

It's hard work. But it's AWESOME!

About our multi day hikes

We've specifically built our offer so it caters for people of all experience and abilities (you still need to meet certain minimum requirements to meet our safety expectations for the hikes).  Each of our hikes is rated using the standard Australian Walking Track Grading System but we have also given them 'OAA rankings'.  Using the OAA rankings, you can see where we think each of the hikes fits when considering the range of hikes that we offer and their difficulty.  This way, you can pick the hike that you think suits you the best.  You can also use this system to work your way up from easy to hard as your fitness, experience and confidence increases.  For more details on the OAA rank, click here.

Whether you're;

  • New to the overnight hiking game and just want a taste

  • Experienced and couldn't be bothered packing your bulky, heavy, dirty and stinky gear

  • Not keen on planning the hike

  • Looking to hike with like minded people

That's what we're here for!

We'll make your adventure unforgettable by providing;

  • Serviced and reliable quality lightweight gear

  • Local, friendly, experienced and professional guides on every hike

  • A focus on client safety at all times in all situations

  • Good quality, well thought out and enjoyable lightweight hiking food

  • A maximum of eight people on every hike

  • A bloody good time

Great discounts available for group bookings of four people or more!

Payment plans for people who need help budgeting!

What is lightweight hiking?

For those who aren't entirely sure what 'lightweight hiking' means; it's when you carry EVERYTHING that you need for your hike. 

You may think this is the exact opposite of 'lightweight' and...you're kinda right but in this instance ‘lightweight’ refers to the requirement for all your gear and food to be as light as possible so you aren't carrying around a pack that weighs 25kg for the duration of your hike.

Your lead guide

We appreciate how important it is to feel safe on a hike and confident in your facilitators ability to handle whatever may occur. Your lead guide on multi day hikes will be the Director of Outdoor Adventure Australia - Kris Bullen. Check out his profile here. More specifically in relation to hiking though, hitting the trail is his passion and it’s been his passion ever since he was very young and wandering around in the Australian bush by himself for days. Kris is formally certified in;

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  • Operating communications systems and equipment

  • Apply intermediate bushwalking skills

  • Apply river crossings

  • Guide intermediate bushwalks

  • Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

  • Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site

And if you’re worried about what happens when things go bad. Kris has also performed duties as a Queensland Police Constable, holds black belts in a number of martial arts and has been an operational member of the State Emergency Service.

So you never need to worry, you’re in safe hands :)

Upcoming hikes