Helen

3 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
19.5km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

3
Number of Walks Ticked
26.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
25 Jun, 2021
Medium
10.5km
3 hrs
All the overgrown sections of this track have now been cleared and it's quite straight forward, although there were a few newly fallen branches to step over. We started at the orchard and did the whole circuit, taking just over 3 hrs including short stops for photos and snacks. We're both between 65-70 and didn't find it too arduous - mind you it was a cool day with some drizzle. I love this walk for its changes of vegetation and fabulous views at the top. There were plenty of birds around and also what I think was a pademelon.
Cascades Circuit (Main Range National Park)
4 Jun, 2021
Medium
9km return
4 hrs
The bush here is looking wonderful after all the rain we have had and the rockpools are bigger and better than I have ever seen them (but the water is very cold). This is another walk with several changes of vegetation and ecosystem. I prefer to start from the rainforest and descend down the fire trail otherwise it's a long dry dusty haul up. I'm in my late 60's and walk it in about 2.5hrs - there are maybe 10-12 shallow creek crossings which can be treacherous, and some steep pitches up through the forest, but it's a gorgeous walk. The track was clear and well maintained.
Goolman Lookout via Rocky Knoll (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
23 Apr, 2016
Medium
7.4km
2 hrs
It was better to do this walk by going to Goolman Lookout first, wouldn't have wanted to do it the other way around. It is up all the way with some steep sections but we were glad we did it and the view from the top was lovely. We found the signage on the way back inadequate especially if there was an emergency and you weren't sure of your bearings eg. We came back via the wetlands (dry) and came to a sign that said 500m to Hardings Paddock, shortly afterwards there was a T intersection of tracks with no indication which way to go.