Janelle

6 walks ticked

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6
Number of Walks Ticked
49.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
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 (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 (Queensland)
2018
Easy
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
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.