Starting from Bunya Street(Tourist Drive 23), Maleny, this circuit walk follows the Obi Obi Creek for most of the way along The Maleny Trail, visiting the historic ‘Fairview’ Pattemore House midway through. A 90 minute drive from Brisbane, this is one of, if not the, best destination for platypus viewing in Queensland. Come early or late in the afternoon to increase your chances of spotting one. And if you follow the instructions provided at the viewing platform, you’re almost guaranteed to see some. Along with platypuses, there are lots of bird species for you to look out for. As you’re hiking through the serene scenery, you’ll come across the historic ‘Fairview’ Pattemore House as mentioned before. This state heritage listed farmhouse was built in 1907 for Emily and John Pattemore by their 4 sons. Don’t forget to view the ‘Peace in the Trees’ sculptures on the side of the track as well. There are also plenty of spots for you to rest and BBQ areas to enjoy a creekside picnic. Remember to take a hat and apply sunscreen as the track is fairly exposed. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Caloundra Street, 23 and drive for another 1.2 km
Continue onto Landsborough-Maleny Road, 23 and drive for another 760 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Landsborough-Maleny Road, 23 and drive for another 13.7 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the concrete footpath near Bunya Street/Tourist Drive 23(just east of roundabout/intersection with Coral and Maple Streets), head towards the real estate agency along the railed boardwalk. Pass by the said agency to your left and follow the track as it veers right, keeping the creek to your right throughout. About 750 metres into the track, keep right at the intersection and follow the track that’s hugging the creek to continue along The Maleny Trail(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Landsborough-Maleny Road & The Maleny Trail Start heading along The Maleny Trail (a walking track).
After another 7 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 360 m (at the intersection of The Maleny Trail & Cloud Walk Pathway) continue straight, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of The Maleny Trail & Parkland Drive) continue straight, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 8 m continue straight, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 145 m pass the sign (15 m on your left).
After another 2.9 km pass the toilet (45 m on your left).
After another 750 m turn right, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Parkland Drive & The Maleny Trail) continue straight, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of The Maleny Trail & Cloud Walk Pathway) continue straight, to head along The Maleny Trail.
After another 370 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
The Maleny Trail
1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)