Janelle

11 walks ticked

This Year

5
Number of Walks Ticked
34.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

11
Number of Walks Ticked
84.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
West Canungra Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
12 Sep, 2020
Hard
13.9km
5.5 hrs
We set out at around 10am and did this clockwise. Lovely easy walk down to the rock pool at the 5km mark. Stopped for a rest, food and some more photos and continued on. There is plenty of water flowing at the moment. From this point on there is some rock hopping, a couple creek crossings (nothing to bad but be careful on the slippery rocks) we did need to take our boots of at one point to avoid walking with totally saturated socks and fyi - trekking poles were a god send. There was one creek crossing that you will stop and wonder where the track is as its not easily seen.. look for the orange markers on the trees there is one in front of you a little hidden and then one across the other side to your right and that will lead the way Its mostly uphill as well from here with lots of switchbacks. This was my first walk in Lamington and we accidently took this circuit instead of the Toolona (wrong turn at the start oops) I would suggest if doing this one to do it anti clockwise as the last few kilometres seemed quite steep and maybe easier to walk down than up in my opinion. We got back to Oreillys around 5pm, we stopped quite a lot for photos and to just look at things. I will be back but next time will explore other trails, there are so many to chose from. No leeches but we did end up with a couple ticks so keep applying repellant and check yourself when you can.
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains)
14 Aug, 2020
Medium
1.7km return
1 hr
Mt first type of walk/scramble and totally loved it.. a great introduction to these kind of walks. Was easy enough to find the entrance when you walk down the road out of the car park.. the instructions on here are pretty accurate. The cairn to the left where you leave the 4wd drive and start going up stood out but if you didn't know what to look for you would easily walk past and would continue along, this would continue around and you would then climb up the other side (which is where we came back down), I am glad we headed up at the Cairn on the left as it was nice to knock out getting up the top before the crowds start coming.. just follow the trail from there.. its fairly steep with tree roots to step on/over but plenty of places to stop along the way if you need a breather.. your legs will burn but before you know it you have reached the end of that part and then head left along the ridge to the peak.. the day we went it was foggy so could not see the views but it was stunning and peaceful. On a clear day the views would be spectacular. There is a bit of a scramble up a a rock wall at the end.. its not to difficult at all if you just take it easy, plenty of places to step and hold. We continued back down along the ridge from the way we came but didn't climb back down the same way we came up and continued down the northside which you just continue following and you will reach the 4wd track again, continue along and you eventually come back out on the road and then walk to the car park. Took us approx 2.5 hours at a slowish/regular pace, nothing to strenuous. A flock of Black Cockatoos at the end flying around us was beautiful. I recommend this one to anyone wanting to try something with some scrambling with amazing views that isn't terrifying to get up to the top.
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains)
14 Aug, 2020
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
Did this after finishing Tibberwoocum. A lovely circuit, easy to navigate with signage along the way. Amazing to see Tibrogargan from the base like that and look up and see the little dots that are people abseiling down. Lookouts along the way with info about what mountains you can see in the distance. There are some benches along the way to sit and take in the views. Water is a must like with any track. Pretty easy going with only a few inclines along the way.. mostly at the beginning. A nice walk for kids, saw lots of families out walking this one when I went.
Enoggera Reservoir Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
19 Jul, 2020
Medium
10km return
2.5 hrs
My first time, did this walk on Sunday 19th July, no issues with closures (was closures recently due to burn offs), parking was difficult to find as this is a popular spot for walkers, runners and people using the water to SUP, kayak etc. Lovely walk with lots of greenery. Lots of birds. Lots of hills as well, take plenty of water even during cooler weather. Not a difficult track to follow with a map or app but there are no signs so be mindful of this. I popped into the Info centre and was given a map and some instructions on which way to go, very helpful for especially coming across a couple junctions and when exiting the walk at the dam wall. A little disappointing to finish in suburbia with the sounds of traffic and dogs barking and to walk through a bus terminal after such a pretty walk with sounds of nature. A great walk though that will burn the legs for sure.
Federation Walk (South East Queensland)
3 Jul, 2020
Very Easy
6km
2 hrs
King Island (Queensland)
Jan, 2019
Easy
2km return
1 hr
I do this walk probably once a month. Very easy walk but of course check when it is low tide as it then becomes a swim if you get caught out there when the tide rises. The sand isn't exactly nice and smooth in parts so take thongs or wear shoes. There can be a lot of people doing this walk with their puppy dogs but plenty of room to not be crowded and always lovely to pat a friendly dog along the way. A hat is a must as there is no shade out until the island and there is a lot of gravel like sand there so that's were you will need the thongs. There are mangroves/trees on the teeny tiny little island but its more for the walk out there than to explore the island anyway. A pretty little walk for the kids to enjoy and still be able to have a swim while walking along if you want.
The Rocks Circuit (From Stretton Reserve) (Karawatha Forest)
22 Apr, 2018
Easy
8km
2 hrs
We just ended up walking, not really knowing exactly what track we were on. We had a map so we knew basically where we were but its not signed very well. A lovely walk but a little disappointing to be walking past the backs of peoples houses at one part of the walk. It was only a short part of it but it takes a little from the feeling of being in the bush. Nothing to challenging along the way, lots of trees, very shady. We went when it was a little cooler but I expect during summer this would be quite a dry, hot walk.
Federation Walk (South East Queensland)
2018
Very Easy
6km
2 hrs
I don't know how accurate the rating of "Very Easy" is. There are parts that are sand (the cross over point where the little shop is and the desalinisation pipe goes out into the ocean) so the pic of someone in a wheelchair could be a little misleading. Anyway, we parked as stated across from SeaWorld and walked up to the seawall. A wonderful walk with small inclines, mostly shaded. We then did the return walk along the beach. A highlight is the off leash dog area and walking through all the happy dogs and owners, if you are not a dog lover than this may not be your cup of tea but you don't have to return along the beach. Such a wonderful track if you want the best of both worlds.. surf and turf :) Plenty of parking available and the track is easy to follow.. you cant get lost. If you chose to walk back along the beach back to your car, just keep an eye out for the car park, other wise you could quite easily just keep on walking.
Venman Bushland National Park (South East Queensland)
2018
Medium
7.5km
2 hrs
Have done this walk several times now. An easy walk with a couple of hills but nothing to bad. Doesn't take 4 hours but I guess it would if you did it at a very leisurely pace. Have come across brown snakes, lizards and kangaroos and yes, some spider webs at head height so keep an eye out for that. The track is mostly shaded with some parts exposed, hat not needed if you happen to forget it. A stop in at the West Mount Cotton Nursery afterwards for a drink and a meal is a must, the view from the cafe is beautiful as well.
Buhot Creek Circuit (Daisy Hill Conservation Park)
2018
Easy
9km return
3 hrs
Have done this one a few times now and still seem to get a little confused as to where I am. The tracks aren't well signed and what signs there are a little confusing to follow. Can get quite hot during summer so make sure you have plenty of water and take some snacks. I enjoy that feeling of being a little lost though and just walking for the love of it and getting outdoors. I do however recommend not doing this one on your own until you are familiar with it.
Lake Manchester loop (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
2018
Medium
17km
6 hrs
I would rate this Hard and not Medium. Our first mistake was probably that we headed anti clockwise.. boy did we regret that when encountering those massive hills near the end. If I were to do this walk again would go clockwise and get those hills out of the way earlier. Second mistake was not taking enough water, was not prepared for how long it took to walk the track, the hills really slowed us down and of course we drank more water. Third mistake was not leaving earlier in the day, we headed out around 10.00am and during the hotter time of the year, if Id known then what I know now would have left closer to 7am when it is cooler. Don't expect beautiful views of the water during this walk, mostly bush. A nice walk overall but would have been more enjoyable if left earlier, took more water and headed clockwise.