BeckNWood

8 walks ticked

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6.8km
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8
Number of Walks Ticked
53.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
6 Jan, 2019
Medium
6.8km
2.5 hrs
Nice easy hike through lush rainforest which keeps it nice and cool. Only the upper section of the walk was exposed to the full sun. Quite an easy hike up and back. Done in 2.5hours but we weren't rushing and took our time enjoying the splendid views at the top.
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
31 Dec, 2018
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Pretty tough hike up mostly because every single step is a step up all the way up and a step down all the way down. So if you're not young or super fit it will be a challenge for the calves! It's a fairly cool walk up though so that helps. I would recommend taking an electrolyte drink if you are prone to build up in the legs like I am, as my legs were like jelly the whole way down slowing me down. My favorite part was the rock chain climb at the top. A disappointingly amount of rubbish up the top underneath the platforms with fruit scraps scattered around. So many banana peels, apple cores and watermelon husks everywhere. It's really disgraceful. The drawback to this hike is the amount of people doing it. We saw at least 100 people. We did Mt Cordeux 7 days later and we saw 8 people - much better!
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
1 Jul, 2017
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
This was a great climb/hike. Went up waterfall Gorge and came down via the SE Ridge Track. It was 9.1km return and took us 4Hrs (with a few rests). Waterfall Gorge was amazing and we would love to scramble up this again but try going down Palm Tree Gorge next time.
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
23 Apr, 2017
Medium
7.4km return
3 hrs
This was a tough hike - the first half was fine but coming back was quite tough. the path is well worn but perhaps all the rain from the floods recently washed away some of the tracks and there are lots of exposed roots and loose rocks so be careful, slips were common for us yesterday. But it was fine otherwise - the Lower Portals are stunning and worth the 3-4hour return walk. It was a lovely hike and the rock pools are the nicest I've seen - surpassing Hells Hole in the Mt Jerusalem National Park. Next time we would like to walk over the ridge line that goes above the portals. A must walk!
Hell Hole Falls in Bundjalung Country (New South Wales)
3 Jan, 2017
Medium
3.8km return
2 hrs
No FWD required to get to the track. The sign for the track is posted off the road. you will probably see other cars parked before you see the sign. The walk is easy and even and it's a wide track. It can be confusing when you come to the Crossroads, take the track to the left all the way to the end until you come to a crumbling in desperate need of repair walking bridge - it has giant holes in it so use extreme caution when crossing it. If there's no water in the creek I'd cross there to save yourself a broken ankle. Immediately after the broken head right the track continues for another 200m or so until you reach the Holes. the track is narrow but well worn and you should be able to find the holes with no trouble. Just a side note - if you decide to head right rather than left - this track is much longer and seems to take forever to get to the end - the rock pools at the end aren't that impressive. They are nice - but there are lots of lovely rock pools in the region and this one isn't the best. They are also not 'the' Hells Hole.
Mt Boogarem Lookouts (New South Wales)
Oct, 2016
Easy
10.2km return
3.5 hrs
Great walk with spectacular views
White Rock Ridge Hike (Ipswich)
May, 2016
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
Pretty easy walk, well signed and the views from the summit of the rock are spectacular. I can't believe this track/place is so unknown by locals.
Hell Hole Falls in Bundjalung Country (New South Wales)
27 Oct, 2015
Medium
3.8km return
2 hrs
Hi there, I haven't done this walk but I would like to.
I tried to compare your description of how to get there versus the maps on Google and I can't seem to see how you get to Middle Ridge Road. It seems to be a road unto itself in the middle of nowhere with no real road connection. I can't zoom in on google maps enough to make a proper road outline, do you have to drive on private road/property to get up there? Do you need a FWD? Appreciate your further advice. Cheers