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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Red Beach to Woorim (Moreton Bay)
Aug, 2018
Medium
6.3km one-way
90 mins
Brian Burke Reserve / House Mountain (Samford) (Queensland)
2018
Medium
5km return
2.5 hrs
Dundas Road bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park Bush Camps)
2017
Easy
3km
1 hr
Coochiemudlo Trail (Moreton Bay)
2017
Easy
5km one-way
2 hrs
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
28 Aug, 2016
Hard
3km return
2 hrs
Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls (return) (Kondalilla National Park)
20 Aug, 2016
Medium
20km
5 hrs
Mt Eerwah (Sunshine Coast)
21 May, 2016
Hard
3km return
3 hrs
Going up the mountain, I didn't really need the ropes in the gully, and when the tracks became a little faint I was still able to find my way - however the ropes towards top were very much needed - if for no other reason then for safety. Going down the mountain the ropes, marker tape, rocks, trees and tree roots were all very useful/needed.

CAUTION: There is a short but rather precarious section towards the top where the track has washed/eroded away - leaving a narrow, uneven and slightly loose footing along the steep drop. In most places a slip would be unpleasant/a bit painful, but a slip at this section (and a subsequent failure to gain a firm hold of either the rope or some sturdy rock/tree root) could be far more serious. Experienced walkers and walkers with sturdy shoes/legs/feet should be able to negotiate this section - but less experienced, young, obese or highly fatigued walkers need to be very careful. I expect that in time, people will not be able to cross this section at all, but if some of the lantana above this section could be removed then a bypass may be possible.

Not long into the walk I saw a small snake scurry away ahead of me - I think it was a tree snake - in any case there were no issues. However, I did notice many crevices and holes that would be very ideal for snakes.

The welcome sign still hangs on a tree at the summit - very hard to miss it.

In a few of the more thicker/overgrown sections there are wait-a-while (aka Stinging Nestle) plants. With care, these can be avoided when going up, but as you will need to grab hold of the trees when getting back down, be extra careful to only grab rocks and solid/strong trees.

Sturdy shoes/hiking shoes and taking your time to get back down is highly recommended.

I did take some nice photos of the scenery and of some of sections which need extra care, but I lost my camera on the way back down. If anyone should find a small black camera, please contact me at fds23@krealm.org (Although the camera may no longer work, the SD card inside it has good chance of still working)
The Northbrook River Trail (Northbrook Gorges) (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
7 May, 2016
Medium
6km
3 hrs
At the start of the 'S-bend' on Northbrook Pkwy, and behind the guard rail, there is another fairly narrow but well defined track which leads down to the gully. (Lat/Lon: -27.307821, 152.713449 -- Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Hpk9cNpfejE2 ). Head upstream and you will soon encounter the gorges. There is room for at least 7 cars inside of the first corner of the 's-bend'

Came across a small amount of wait-a-while plants towards the start.

Some water holes were knee high, others were face high. There are alternate ways around some of them, but not all.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
19 Feb, 2016
Medium
4km return
2 hrs
Morans Falls (Lamington National Park)
13 Feb, 2016
Easy
4.4km return
90 mins