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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Blaine Summit Trail (Queensland)
19 Oct, 2019
Hard
1km return
90 mins
Tough walk..The initial part of it is along the fire trail which is quiet steep, so this will keep the heart pumping. You then come to the sign for the start of the trail to your right. path is easy enough to follow in most places. There is a rocky bit where you scramble up, loose rocks all over to take care as you will slip (especially whilst descending). After a point you pretty much bush bash all the way to the top (not difficult). The views are amazing and are 360. best views of flinders peak that i have seen.
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
17 Aug, 2019
Medium
8.2km
4 hrs
Lovely Hike and not too difficult at all with beautiful views towards Cunningham's Gap and Lake Moogerah. Recommend driving all the way up (along the dirt road can be done in a 2WD as long as it hasn't rained otherwise 4WD is recommended) and then walking all the way back to the start of the hike at the lower car park (which is clearly signposted) that way you can cover off the pioneer graves and moss'es well) Lots of history to read about on the way things to see. Views from the Governors chair lookout are amazing .
Ships Stern Circuit (Lamington National Park)
20 Apr, 2019
Medium
19km
7 hrs
Did this walk clockwise..lovely views along the way.. Did it during the rains though so the views were only possible once the clouds cleared. Past a couple of beautiful waterfalls (Nagarigoon Falls) comes to mind. Heaps of leaches around as it was raining. All in all easy and lovely walk will do again on a clear day. all up around 4 hours an a brisk pace but stopping heaps for pics and to enjoy a bit of detour to the waterfalls.
Caves Circuit (Lamington National Park)
13 Jan, 2019
Medium
5.2km return
90 mins
Nice easy walk. Started from the lower information centre car park and ended up at the lodge. You can either start from the top of the bottom but have to do the return leg via the load (which does give you a few views of egg rock). Overall a nice easy hike, good for beginners as well as people with kids. Caves are quite beautiful and view nice views of the valley below as well.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
22 Nov, 2018
Medium
13km return
4 hrs
Nice east stroll with amazing views of the valley below. All up 13 kms and there are heaps of markers along the way so you cannot get lost. Amazing varied plant and tree life. At the moment there are a couple of trees that have fallen and blocked the path but nothing you cant climb over and in between branches to get across.

Some sections are hot and dry but for the most part you are un der cover and the beginning and end sections of this circuit you are in rainforests. The look out is amazing and there are a few smaller lookouts before the actual fenced one (tbh these are actually better). Take care when you are at these as these are sheer cliff faces. All in all easy rating and can easily be done with kids who are willing to walk the 13kms.
Poets Rock (Karawatha Forest)
10 Nov, 2018
Easy
4km
1 hr
Did this one.. Very easy and not too interesting to be perfectly honest. As mentioned below good track for a run or cardio of sorts but if you are looking for views or to be impressed with scenery not too much on offer. Please note that roadworks going on around the area near the illaweena street parking so there are a few road closures
Yellowpinch Summit (Mt Barney National Park)
17 Oct, 2018
Medium
3km
1 hr
Nice easy walk. It is uphill for most of the way and gets strenuous towards the end. Amazing views of Mount Barney , Mount Lindesay and Mount Ernest. Best views of Barney for very little effort. Can be done with kids although need to be supervised up top as sheer drop off.
Queen Mary Falls Circuit (Main Range National Park)
14 Oct, 2018
Easy
2km return
45 mins
Nice easy walk. Do clockwise so that you do not have to climb up the stairs on the way back. Falls are majestic. Best done after rains.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
11 Oct, 2018
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Lovely hike..did it after the rains so waterfall was amazing..best to do clockwise to avoid climbing up the stairs. Not difficult and can be done with children.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
9 Oct, 2018
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Beautiful mountain.. The hike is hard and its a climb from the get go. The razor back on top can be a bit challenging and it will take about an hour to get across even though the distance is not too much. Only one section involves scrambling and thats towards the top i believe its called the chimney. Views from top are breathtaking. If doing in summer carry water, hats sunscreen etc as it is all exposed on top and no shade at all. Do not do if raining or has rained as the razorback section will be very slippery
Noosa Headland Circuit (Sunshine Coast)
7 Oct, 2018
Easy
7.3km return
2.5 hrs
Nice easy track.. Beautiful views. heaps of people around as well. Can be done in a couple of hours if doing the entire walk
Mt Tinbeerwah (Sunshine Coast)
6 Oct, 2018
Easy
1km return
45 mins
One of the best views I have ever seen..mountains, lakes,rivers,ocean you can see them all here...for very little effort...recommend this highly
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
6 Oct, 2018
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
Easy Hike..steps most of the way to the top..and will be very slippery when wet..many mini trails to explore the top of the mountain and heaps of fantastic photo opportunities..watch out for the Falcons they are beautiful..keep in mind only open to the public on weekends till November due to work being done.Lovely hike to take kids on to get them into it
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
5 Oct, 2018
Hard
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
Did this one Impromptu..did not regret it..its tough on the knees but well worth the effort..quite step but metal steps have been placed there and chains are there to help you up and down..it is quite exposed towards the tops but no cliff edges ..views are amazing
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
8 Sep, 2018
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Lovely easy and beautiful hike.. recommend for beginners and people who want to take kids ( although under strict supervision as there a few exposed sections up top..nothing to dangerous though) heaps of steps as well and varied plant and bird life.. Went on a rainy day so there were no views at all but on a clear day the views would be amazing...
Rainforest Circuit (South East Queensland)
25 Aug, 2018
Easy
2.3km return
1 hr
Nice easy stroll. The walk along the water front is closed so had to do this rain forest circuit which is beautiful. A few steps to get up there but nothing too challenging. view from the lookout is breathtaking!!
Cougal Cascades (Springbrook National Park)
25 Aug, 2018
Very Easy
1.6km return
1 hr
Nice Easy stroll.. Very short. drive to the track is quote beautiful.. interesting abandoned sawmill at the end of the track. You can go down to the cascades those are beautiful as well take care though as steep.
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
26 May, 2018
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs
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!!
Box Forest (Lamington National Park)
24 Mar, 2018
Medium
10.6km
5 hrs
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
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
19 Jan, 2018
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
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...