F.A.B.

382 walks ticked

This Year

40
Number of Walks Ticked
133.6km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

382
Number of Walks Ticked
1,381.6km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Lagoon Walk (Sunshine Coast)
15 Aug, 2021
Easy
1.6km return
1 hr
Mary Cairncross Reserve (Sunshine Coast)
11 Jun, 2021
Very Easy
2km return
1 hr
Coomba Water Hole (Wide Bay Burnett)
19 May, 2021
Easy
800m return
30 mins
Amazing. It is 9am and this little out of the way waterhole already had two other visiting parties! Loved working my way across the boulders at the neck to get to the far side.
The Palms Circuit (Wide Bay Burnett)
19 May, 2021
Easy
700m return
45 mins
Small on park, huge on flora. The tallest Piccabeen Palms I have ever seen and add in the three and five hundred year old trees in this enclave was awe inspiring.
On leaving, I ended up having to herd seven cows back off the road into a field and shut the gate! Given I was on my own and only my red truck to block their way, it was quite funny.
Stony Creek (Bellthorpe National Park)
19 May, 2021
Easy
600m return
30 mins
Last walk of a 10 day road trip covering 2,300km and completing 98km on 25 walks; climbed 1,200m that took 38h. Eight of the walks are new and have been loaded on this site.
Time to get back to some home comforts, as it is pouring with rain here!
Westcliff Lookout (Bunya Mountains)
18 May, 2021
Easy
4.8km return
75 mins
Not having been into Bunya Mountains, I did not appreciate how beautiful and extensive this region was. I only had a day in here, so tried to cover as many walks as possible. But the reality is you need to stay in Dandabah Village and explore the area more fully.
The morning sun on the shiny Bunya Tree pinnacles is quite a spectacle.
Koondaii Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
18 May, 2021
Easy
3km return
1 hr
Yet another view to the west of Bunya Mountains, but this time a little further north. Only wish I had had time to see what the eastern views were like from Barker, Big Falls and Pine Gorge Lookouts. Next time!
Mount Kiangarow (Bunya Mountains)
18 May, 2021
Easy
2.8km return
1 hr
Last walk of the day having covered over 20km on five walks today starting at 8am. No wonder I am feeling tired and looking forward to a well deserved drink and a hot meal. Interesting to hear the dingos howling somewhere on the mountains in the late afternoon.
Lake Broadwater The Hide (Darling Downs South West)
18 May, 2021
Easy
7.2km return
2 hrs
This walk defeated me the first time, when I took the left fork to nowhere! Back the next morning and take the right fork down though to the lake and around to the hide and back. You know you are getting closer to the lake as the crescendo of bird calls gets louder and louder.
Paradise and Little Falls (Bunya Mountains)
18 May, 2021
Easy
2.5km return
45 mins
No time to complete the eastern circuit, so this short walk down to Little Falls gave me a feel for the eastern side of Bunya Mountain. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of water flowing, but after a good down poor, this would be pretty awesome.
Riverbank Walkway (Darling Downs South West)
17 May, 2021
Easy
5.3km return
2 hrs
It is 8am and freezing cold, but I have a big day ahead and I need to tick this one off before heading out through the cotton fields to Dalby. Despite the cold, I thoroughly enjoyed this walk along the banks of the Balonne River, with only the joggers, dog walkers and mist rising off the river to keep me company.
Surat Riverwalk (Darling Downs South West)
16 May, 2021
Easy
3.7km return
90 mins
This was supposed to be just a coffee stop on my way down from Roma to St George and I ended up spending a couple of hours, not only doing the Riverwalk, but looking around town at the historic information and sites.
Lonesome Lookout (Expedition National Park)
15 May, 2021
Easy
460m return
30 mins
This hidden away lookout was off the grid. I had just driven down through Arcadia Valley from Nuga Nuga National Park and had to keep stopping to admire the view and I came across this unobtrusive lookout that gives you a high vantage point of the outlying area.
Boolimba Bluff (Carnarvon National Park)
14 May, 2021
Hard
7.1km return
3 hrs
Last walk of the trip and boy was that 300m climb from the base of the cliff to the top a challenge. By the time you have walked across the top to the lookouts, it is time for a drink, snack, a chat to fellow climbers and enjoy the views south and out across the gorge, before heading back down.
Mickey Creek (Carnarvon National Park)
13 May, 2021
Medium
4.7km return
2 hrs
Yesterday I was in the Main Gorge, but today is all the side trips. I was told; 'go beyond the maintained track', and they were right, that is where the adventure begins. I managed a further 800m scramble up through the creek, till I was faces by a series of huge boulders that blocked my path. I subsequently found that you can climb under the boulders, but being on my own and nobody else around, it was not a risk I was prepared to take.
Rock Pool (Carnarvon National Park)
13 May, 2021
Easy
900m return
30 mins
I guess this is a great spot to cool off in the summer, but in May, is was not an option, although there were a couple sitting in the middle of the creek with beers in hand!
Nature Trail (Carnarvon National Park)
13 May, 2021
Easy
1.6km return
45 mins
After a day up Mickey, Warrumbah and the Rock Pools, this was a pleasant and tranquil walk down and around the Carnarvon Creek.
Warrumbah Creek (Carnarvon National Park)
13 May, 2021
Medium
3.1km return
1 mins
Having tackled Mickey Creek as far as I could go, I worked to see how far up Warrumbah I could get on my own and once again was faced with a set of slippery boulders 2/3m high with no hand holds. I started to build a platform of logs and smaller boulders, but could not risk the final 'leap of faith' to get up. Reckon two fit people could do it by helping each other.
Moss Garden (Carnarvon National Park)
12 May, 2021
Medium
7.5km return
3 hrs
This was a long but enjoyable walk into the Moss Garden. With not a lot of water running, have I seen better: yes.
Amphitheatre (Carnarvon National Park)
12 May, 2021
Medium
8.4km return
4 hrs
Now, this one was fun, climbing the ladders to the small entrance and then working your way through to the chamber. The warning is that: 'don't get caught in here in a bad storm, as the only way out is the same for you and the water!'
On the day I was down there, a thunder storm came through and a Ranger and his party spent an hour sheltering under the overhang till the storm abated.