Ian and Sue

375 walks ticked

This Year

25
Number of Walks Ticked
169.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

375
Number of Walks Ticked
1,802.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Powerful Owl Circuit (Mt. Cootha)
22 Aug, 2020
Medium
2.8km
66 mins
This is definitely a strenuous walk. Be parked at the entrance to JC Slaughter falls and walked up to the start of the walk at the Silky Oak picnic area and returned via the Simpson Falls track which was definitely a nicer walk. The Powerful Owl track is a wider track and looks like a service road. The Simpson Falls track has been upgraded since we last walked it and is a really nice walking track with stairs, a lookout and bridges. The Powerful Owl walk isn't actually a circuit, and we were happy to have done that one first so that we could enjoy the much nicer Simpsons Falls track.
Powerful Owl Circuit (Mt. Cootha)
22 Aug, 2020
Medium
2.8km
66 mins
This is definitely a strenuous walk. Be parked at the entrance to JC Slaughter falls and walked up to the start of the walk at the Silky Oak picnic area and returned via the Simpson Falls track which was definitely a nicer walk. The Powerful Owl track is a wider track and looks like a service road. The Simpson Falls track has been upgraded since we last walked it and is a really nice walking track with stairs, a lookout and bridges. The Powerful Owl walk isn't actually a circuit, and we were happy to have done that one first so that we could enjoy the much nicer Simpsons Falls track.
Kin Kin Countryside Loop (Queensland)
10 Aug, 2020
Medium
14km return
3 hrs
This was a lovely walk in the country. We did the walk in a clockwise direction, so the hardest part was first. We began at the carpark at the opposite end of town to the pub, opposite the public toilet. The first part was quite hilly. We had two problems along the way. The first was that there was a large bull with two cows and a calf in the last paddock we were to cross. They were close to where we needed to walk too, so we decided to jump the fence and walk past in the adjoining paddock rather than upset the bull. The next problem we had was after this paddock, we followed the sign in the direction it seemed to indicate (which was also in the direction we know we needed to go. I have to say it was probably against our better judgement. It led down to the road via a really steep hill that looked like it had been freshly graded. A young agile person may not have a problem, but we're not that. It was really quite dangerous. There was a proper track from the top that went in the opposite direction, and we probably should have taken that. Once we got down to the road the signs seemed to disappear, indicating that we had probably gone the wrong way. We followed the main road back to Kin Kin - not too far, and just before we arrived at the turnoff to the town there was another sign, so we knew we hadn't gone too far off the track. All in all we would recommend this walk, but probably as a winter walk. It could get quite hot in summer.
Daggs Falls Lookout (South East Queensland)
26 Jul, 2020
Very Easy
40m return
10 mins
You really couldn't call this a walk, but it's a great lookout.
Queen Mary Falls Circuit (Main Range National Park)
26 Jul, 2020
Easy
2km return
45 mins
We walked this with an almost 5 year old with no problem. We just needed to watch her near the cliffs. We walked it in a clockwise direction and found the walk really quite easy. The falls are magnificent.
Donnelly’s Castle (Darling Downs South West)
25 Jul, 2020
Easy
500m return
20 mins
This was a really fun walk, exploring the lookout and caves. We had our almost 5 year old granddaughter with us, and it was a really great place to take her. So much fun. Well worth doing this one if you're in the area.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
18 Jul, 2020
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
Another good walk. As every other walk at the moment it was really busy. Parts of the track seem to have been upgraded a bit since our last visit. It's a really good track, though some parts are really steep and exposed.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
18 Jul, 2020
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
Another good walk. As every other walk at the moment it was really busy. Parts of the track seem to have been upgraded a bit since our last visit. It's a really good track, though some parts are really steep and exposed.
Mt Nebo Lookout Track (Manorina National Park)
10 Jul, 2020
Easy
7.5km return
2.5 hrs
There were lots of people doing this walk today. The carpark was full and we had to park on the road. It's a lovely walk and the lookout ok too.
Atrax Circuit (Manorina National Park)
10 Jul, 2020
Easy
800m
1 hr
Like everyone else we walked this track in conjunction with the Mt Nebo Lookout Track. Nice and easy.
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains)
2 Jun, 2020
Hard
8km return
4 hrs
We really enjoy this track. This is our second time. It's challenging in places and both times we've managed to lose the track. We've ended up in the same place both times, simply because you can't go any further. We don't think we're the only ones to do it, but the scramble down the hill to where you can see a pink ribbon on a tree is tricky. It's amazing how many people are doing this track now. It's not as busy as the mountain, but definitely more people than you would expect and many more than last time.
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains)
24 May, 2020
Hard
8km return
4 hrs
We really enjoy this track. This is our second time. It's challenging in places and both times we've managed to lose the track. We've ended up in the same place both times, simply because you can't go any further. We don't think we're the only ones to do it, but the scramble down the hill to where you can see a pink ribbon on a tree is tricky. It's amazing how many people are doing this track now. It's not as busy as the mountain, but definitely more people than you would expect and many more than last time.
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
4 May, 2020
Easy
3.5km return
90 mins
The new additional km at the beginning of the walk is a great warmup before hitting the actual mountain. If anyone tells you this is an easy mountain to climb forget it. It's way tougher than Mt Ngungun because it's so steep.
Kombartcho Sanctuary (Queensland)
14 Mar, 2020
Easy
1.6km return
30 mins
It was very nostalgic visiting the site where bunya park wildlife sanctuary once was. There are tracks everywhere and it was difficult to work out which was the suggested route. Never the less it’s an ok place to visit.
Port Campbell Discovery Walk (Victoria)
9 Jan, 2020
Easy
4.4km return
90 mins
This walk isn’t as spectacular as the other walks in the area but it does give nice views over Oirt Campbell. Note: The flies are shocking down here.
The Arch (Victoria)
9 Jan, 2020
Very Easy

29 mins
This is a really interesting formation with two lookouts.
Great Ocean Walk (Victoria)
7 Jan, 2020
Hard
100km one-way
8 days
We’ve just completed this walk. We completed it over 5 days, though we didn’t do these days back to back. We took days off for a rest. We chose to use the local taxi company Timboon Taxis to pick us up each morning from the point where we wanted to finish our walk and drop us off at the start point. Then we just needed to walk back to where our car was parked. It worked really well. We also didn’t do the walk in order because if the tide times. We wanted to make it as sure as possible that we wouldn’t have problems with streams being too high to pass or beaches being covered in water. The walk was quite strenuous in parts. There is a really big hill after Johanna which was hard work. Also the sandy beaches here are quite soft and hard to walk on. Johanna Beach needs to be crossed and it is quite a long walk. Really exhausting. The other thing to note is that there are heaps of flies. We’ve been told that you can get a fly repellant. We didn’t have any but it would be a really good idea. They really spoil parts of the walk.

Never the less this is a remarkable walk with amazing views over the coastline. Many of the inland parts are very nice as well with quite diverse landscapes.
The Twelve Apostles (Victoria)
7 Jan, 2020
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
We visited the Twelve Apostles many years ago but it was nothing like this. The lookout is huge and the crowds are too. This really is one of Australia’s iconic sites and a great short walk.
Triplet Falls (Tasmania)
6 Jan, 2020
Medium
2km return
1 hr
Great walk. The loop is closed at the moment but you can still get to the falls. The first lookout is the best but there are two others.
Loch Ard Gorge (Victoria)
6 Jan, 2020
Easy

Absolutely spectacular. I just don’t have the words.