The Maiala bushwalks are located amongst the spectacular Mt Glorious bushland, in
Several bushwalking tracks commence from the Maiala recreational reserve which features an expansive picnic area, wood barbeques and bathroom facilities. The Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and Greenes Falls Track start at the carpark. On the other side of Mt Glorious Road the Western Window and Westside Tracks begin. The Westside Track is renowned for its incredible view – and we plan to walk this track when we return.
Maiala is an Aboriginal word meaning quiet place. Stepping into the spectacular sub-tropical rainforest at the beginning of our walk we can immediately see why. Peaceful and scenic, we chose to set off on the Rainforest Circuit through to the Greenes Fall Track, which ended with views of the waterfall.
On the particularly warm January day that we visited Maiala, we were pleasantly surprised how cool it was amongst the forest. The comfortable temperature makes it a suitable walk during the summer months. These tracks are good for smaller children – as you can choose whichever distance is most suited to their age and ability, and they have easy to moderate climbs.
We had fun pointing out to Alden what looked like fairy doors at the base of the magnificent fig trees and were even lucky enough to spot a wallaby on our way back! After our walk we had a picnic on the grass at Maiala Park. Alden enjoyed running from the top of the hill, and watching other children rolling down the slope.
Rainforest Circuit – 2km return, approximately 40 minutes, moderate climb
Cypress Grove Track – setting off from Rainforest circuit, approximately 650m return, moderate climb
Greenes Falls Track – including Cypress Track and Rainforest Circuit – 4.1km return, approximately 1.5 hours, moderate climb
Western Window Track – 2.5 km circuit, approximately 50 minutes, moderate climb
Westside Track – 6.4 km return, approximately 2-3 hours, easy climb.
Maiala Bushwalks – details
Located: Maiala Park, 1886 Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious
Includes: Bathrooms, picnic tables and wood fire barbecues