Hike State
Hike Level
Hike Grade

Grade

3

Intermediate

4.5 KM

Hike Duration

1-2 Hours

Hike Style

Return

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Day Hike

Start Point

Crows Nest QLD 4355, Australia

Koonin lookout Return Walk

Koonin lookout Return Walk

Image: Dee Spearpoint

Why this Hike

This walk in Crows Nest National Park takes you to Koonin Lookout providing for views of Crow’s Nest Creek and the Valley of Diamonds. This walks rolling hills and grand views are certainly worth the hike and if you are in the area make sure to add this one to your to do list.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting from Crows Nest Picnic Area (Near the Public Toilet) follow the walking track towards Koonin lookout avoiding a turn off on the right hand side of the trail. At the 1 kilometre mark you will reach another intersection, head straight ahead to see Crows Nest Falls Lookout before returning back to the intersection and taking the left you previously avoided. Keep following this track until reaching Koonin Lookout where you can admire the views of the entire area. From here return back along the trail that took you to the lookout to complete the hike.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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