Ashwin

16 walks ticked

Mt Barney - South East Ridge Ascent Peasants Ridge Descent

Lovely hike.. Straightforward walk along the firetrail to begin with and then a bit of a climb which is what you expect from any hike, this goes on for about an hour and a half to two hours with some good views.. then starts the fun.. you have to cross over a razorback which is a bit exposed so you will have to have a good head for heights.. not difficult though. After that the proper climb/scramble starts with a lot of it being exposed you will have to hang out to roots and trees and pull yourself up. Lots of arrow markers in place so you shouldn't get lost using this route. Amazing views of the valley and Mount Earnest and Mount Lindesay all the way to the summit. The descent via peasants ridge is a lot easier the first bit involves a lot of sliding down the side of the peak but its not too steep so is ok. Lovely views of the West peak and the other smaller peaks of this amazing mountain. All up took us around 9 hours with around a half hour break on top. Great feeling once you have conquered this mountain. Good luck and have fun!!

Ashwin on 26 May, 2018

Box Forest

Lovely walk, best to do it after some rains so you get the best out of the waterfalls. Best to do it anti clockwise so you save the best waterfalls for the end. Either ways it is a beautiful walk and can be done with kids. Elabana falls are beautiful but my favorite was the box log falls the sheer force of it and the cliffs surrounding it give it that magical feel. All in all definitely recommend doing this one if you love chasing waterfalls. A bit of rock hopping to do to get across a few falls bit nothing too dangerous

Ashwin on 24 Mar, 2018

Mt Maroon

Beautiful views from the top...Take lots of water and you should be fine. You can visit both of the peaks we went to the one on the right and then rock hopped across the saddle to the one on the left which is the main peak offering one of the most spectacular views i have seen Barney, Ernest, Lindesay you can see them all.. Easy to get lost on this mountain we did and ended up descending to further down the gorge and thats when it gets dangerous as heaps of loose rocks and stones and a few snakes.. We then had to climb back up the near vertical section to get to the spot where you turn off and descend the normal way.. heaps of people up and down.. Would recommend this one to any one who loves a tough climb with amazing views.. reasonable level of fitness required...

Ashwin on 19 Jan, 2018

Coochiemudlo Trail

Nice easy walk around the island. Took the early morning ferry across. Heaps of little beaches you can swim at. No high waves or anything so if you like that kinda of swimming you will love it. Some beautiful views across the water at the other islands. Only one cafe there which opens at 7:30 a.m

To start the hike head towards your right when you get off the ferry you can either follow the path or walk along the little beach. All in all an easy stroll

Ashwin on 31 Dec, 2017

Mt Cougal

Did this one today..went a group called the fit, fast and furious.. did it in 3 hours all up, however no breaks other than the occasional one to catch your breath and spent 15 minutes at the top....Amazing walk very overgrown in a lot of places and it is a continous ascent from the get go. Flattens out a bit when your crossing the ridge before climbing again.. you pretty much keep the barbed fence(which is the border of QLD/NSW) to your left and go all the way up at times u gotta go across the fence which has been damaged due to fallen trees .. all in all quite exhausting but a great workout..Views absolutely worth it.. Recommend wearing long pants, ankle support boots and a full sleeve shirt to avoid leeches and cuts.. bit of scrambling to get to the top of the first peak...Would not recommend taking kids on this one.. and watch out for the occasional snake..

Ashwin on 23 Dec, 2017

Lower Bellbird Circuit

Lovely walk through beautiful rainforests and amazing views. Wanted to do it along with the caves circuit but that was closed and will be for a while(caves circuit) from what the information centre told me.Instead of the caves circuit i added the lower ballanjui falls walk which was just about half an hour more and is on the way, well worth it. Started from the lower carpak near the information centre walked back down the slope of the road and the walk starts to your right. not too difficult and can be done with kids. The end of the circuit is along the cliffs and some amazing views from there. bellbird lookout also has some lovely views of turtle and egg rock. If you do stop at Yangahla lookout(which is on the way).. take care as this is on a downwards sloping rock and will be slippery if it has rained and its a sheer cliff edge.. but a beautiful look out point. Definitely recommend this walk can be done in around 3 hours . The walk back to the car is along the road so take care of cars.

Ashwin on 14 Oct, 2017

Lower Ballanjui Falls

Did this walk along with the lower Bellbird circuit walk. It adds around 30 mins or so to the lower Bellbird circuit. Its a lovely secluded spot and the falls are beautiful not too much water when i went but after rains this would be amazing. Definitely worth the walk

Ashwin on 14 Oct, 2017

White Rock Ridge Hike

Nice hike.. Lovely rock formations to see on the way. A bit of rock hopping is required. Make sure you have the right shoes on. You pretty much go all the way to the top of white rock then you can either retrace your steps back or descend and then take the multi user trail back to the car park

Ashwin on 16 Sep, 2017

Goolman Lookout

Nice walk. Nothing too spectacular though. Good to get the heart pumping. Views are limited from the top.

Ashwin on 4 Aug, 2017

Twin Falls Circuit

The best short walk i have done in a long time. Heaps of caves to walk through and explore and atleast 4 different waterfalls . Well worth doing the entire circuit heaps to see and beautiful views of the valley from the top end of the circuit. Definitely recommend doing this can be done with kids.

Ashwin on 22 Jul, 2017
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