The Morelia Walking Track in the D’Aguilar National Park provides a nice view from the Mount Nebo Lookout, It’s an easy, family-friendly bushwalk you can do in under two hours.
An easy walk along Coba Ridge via the Neverfail Fire Trail to Collingridge Point, which has nice views over Berowra Creek. A more challenging side-trip visits an Aboriginal rock art site and the Coba trig station.
This North Head Loop is an interesting bushwalking circuit around North Head in Manly, which uses some “secret tracks” as well as official trails. The loop passes some stunning viewpoints and World War II historical ruins.
The Leggy Point Loop combined with an unofficial loop around Little Redhead Point offers some stunning coastal views. Follow this route rather than the official route to avoid a section of walking along Scout Camp Road.
The Yuelarbah walking track forms the main part of a bushwalking loop through the Glenrock State Conservation Area. It passes two waterfalls before reaching Burwood Beach and Glenrock Lagoon.
The Nandroya Falls Loop bushwalk in the Wooroonooran National Park passes some small cascades, with the destination being a spectacular plunge waterfall and large swimming hole.
The very distinctive Walshs Pyramid is about 30min south of Cairns. The steep climb up the summit rewards with sweeping views over the Atherton Tablelands and surrounding peaks.
A short loop walk in the Dinden National Park (an hour from Cairns), the Davies Creek Falls circuit track combines great views, a waterfall and many idyllic swimming holes.