Hike or Die

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Gwongoorool Rock Pools (Lamington National Park)
19 Dec, 2015
2.5 hrs
I've done this walk twice. Both times on the way to and from the Coomera Falls. As some other's have commented, it really is straight down and straight up. Took us half an hour to get down and and hour to get up and we are pretty fit and took no actual breaks apart from just getting our breath and hydrating. Just to clarify, we had full packs on (around 20kg with camera gear) too. The walk is fairly typical rainforest and changes slightly as you move through the different levels of terrain. So pretty cool rock walls to take a look at and the track itself is quite pretty in places. Once you get to the river itself the rock pools are beautiful. Go upstream 50m and there is a crystal clear pool with smooth rock bottom and clean gravel. Such a perfect swimming hole. Great place to take a break and have lunch in the shade on the other side of the river. I also agree with another comment saying they wished there was another pool at the top after that walk back up. Haha. Can't have it all I guess. If you don't have a lot of time and want a big payoff (swim) at the halfway point, this is a great little hike. You might even get to work on your fitness. ;)
I'll try and find some pics and post them soon. I'll be uploading a few videos of us swimming in the pools to our Facebook page soon too. (https://www.facebook.com/HikeordieTV)
Overland Track (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
13 Apr, 2015
8 days
I did this trip solo and was lucky enough to have perfect weather the entire way. The trails are well marked and the facilities are great. I took the extra few days to check out Pine Valley and also walk the entire way back rather than take the ferry. I kind of felt like that would have been cheating. In the future I would consider taking the ferry just to give me more time to check out some more side trips. Probably the best hike of my life so far. Loved it. Pics to come. Get down there and do it!