Ian and Sue

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Sel Outridge Park Walk (South East Queensland)
21 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
3km return
40 mins
A surprisingly nice walk. We extended it by starting at the other end and continuing to follow the path. Once past the marina ind bilberry the bridge we followed the waters edge as close as possible and ended up on another path that went between horses and the waters edge. Really nice. It eventually came to a dead end. All up we walked about 8.5km.
Sel Outridge Park Walk (South East Queensland)
21 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
3km return
40 mins
A surprisingly nice walk. We extended it by starting at the other end and continuing to follow the path. Once past the marina ind bilberry the bridge we followed the waters edge as close as possible and ended up on another path that went between horses and the waters edge. Really nice. It eventually came to a dead end. All up we walked about 8.5km.
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Queensland)
18 Oct, 2020
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Our plan was to walk to these falls as well as the Bell Bird Lookout. We didn't see the turnoff to the Bell Bird Lookout, so our walk was quicker than expected. So after making it to the falls we decided to complete the ships stern track. The track up would have been fairly steep and to be honest we didn't feel like it. There wasn't much water going over the falls, but it's still a nice place to have a break. It would be nice to see it when it's flowing freely, but at least there were no leeches.
Ships Stern Circuit (Lamington National Park)
18 Oct, 2020
Medium
21km
7 hrs
We'd only planned to walk to Lower Ballanjui Falls and back, but this is a favourite walk, and since the walk straight back would have been quite steep we decided to complete the Ship's Stern again. We did 27km yesterday, and now another 20 so we're a bit stiff, but this really is a great walk.
Araucaria Lookout (Lamington National Park)
17 Oct, 2020
Medium
17.8km return
6 hrs
We walked this track after the Coomera circuit and had t had lunch yet so decided to take the side track to the lookout. We counted 5 large trees down, some of which were difficult to pass for is. It’ll you’re a young agile person you’ll have no trouble but we’re not. The first one is the worst though so if you can get past that you’ll be right. The orchids are in flower right now at the orchid bower on the way but they have finished flowering at the lookout itself.
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
17 Oct, 2020
Medium
18km
8 hrs
This is a great walk. Waterfalls everywhere. It’s pretty dry at the moment but everything is still flowing. Awesome!
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
Medium
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.