Take A Hike | Explore scenic local trails

Take advantage of the warmer weather and head outside to explore the Sunshine Coast. The region is rich in beautiful walks and hikes for all ages and fitness levels. Trek inland for picturesque waterfalls, stunning swimming holes and jaw-dropping views or wander through the region’s idyllic coastal pathways.

Not only is walking great for your physical health but it even has mental health benefits including improving memory, focus and sleep. Walking also reduces stress, anxiety and builds resilience. Whether you are looking for a challenge or a casual weekend stroll, we’ve got a range of resources to get you out and about on the Sunshine Coast. 

Coastal Pathway: Coolum Connection – Coolum to Point Arkwright 5.6km

11 ways to get started


Browse for inspiration with these eMagazines

  • Great Walks
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health Australia
  • Outdoor Magazine
  • Health & Fitness Walk Slim

To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library membership number and password.


Libraries love this eBook:

To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Enjoy a virtual walking tour with these eMovies:

First time customers, select sign up and choose Sunshine Coast Libraries. Enter your email address and select password to create account.

More library resources

  • Nature photography: get tips for capturing and editing photos of your walks with LinkedIn Learning. To get started, log in with your library membership number and password. Search “nature photography”.
  • Learn a new language while walking. Try interactive and personalised courses for over 100 languages with Transparent Language Online. First time customers, select Sign Up tab, enter your library member number and create a Transparent Languages account.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Listen on the go with these top podcasts and audiobooks

Watch and Learn

  • Find your next scenic coastal walk with Sunshine Coast Council’s Coastal Pathways video series.

Mount Ngungun Sunset Hike

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