Mount Tempest is thought to be the highest coastal sand dune in the world, approximately 285 metres above sea level.

A favourite amongst fitness fanatics, it is fast becoming a regular bucket list item for hiking thanks to the challenging walk to the top and spectacular 360 degree views.

On a clear day you can see the coastline from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane and then right through to the Gold Coast making it a magnificent reward for those who reach the top.

The walk up to Mount Tempest contains steps with seats provided along the way and at the lookout.

This walk is best done in the cooler part of the day or in winter and takes approximately 2 hours to complete the 2.5km return trip – so make sure you take plenty of water.

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