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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Sky Window Circuit (Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday)
29 Sep, 2019
Very Easy
250m return
10 mins
super easy. good views on a good weather day.

Plenty of facilities and parking for this walk.
Wishing Pool Circuit (Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday)
29 Sep, 2019
Easy
1.7km return
30 mins
A nice quiet walk - very easy but had some trouble finding how to get there. I didn't research this walk beforehand so we were hoping to swim but this isn't a walk with any swimming spots. We were lucky enough to see a platypus on our walk :). A pretty luck moment at 1pm!!

There's no road signage. There is a gravel unmarked parking area on a bend and close to the river. This is where you park and across the road there is a sign saying track access point. A short way down the path you will find the sign showing that you are close to the Wishing Pool circuit.
Rainforest Discovery Circuit (Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday)
Aug, 2019
Easy
780m return
20 mins
I have been here several different times and pretty much every time have seen heaps of platypi. Best to take a picnic (and binoculars for up close views) and get comfortable next to the creek to see the platypus. I wouldn't recommend going there after heavy rain as the river is too rough for any animal viewing.

Easy parking and plenty of facilities at this easy walk.
Horseshoe Bay - Rotary Lookout (North Queensland)
2019
Medium
1km return
30 mins
I did this walk a few times while I was working in Bowen - it was awesome!

Very easy to get to and stunning views at the end. Add a walk to Rose Bay or Murray Bay from here and return the same way (or via the road) and it is quite a nice invigorating walk.
Wheel of Fire walk (Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday)
Oct, 2018
Medium
4.2km
2 hrs
This walk was pretty awesome - really enjoyed it. The swim at the end was fantastic!! Will have to do it again soon.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
13 Apr, 2018
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Did this walk with my gf and it was stunning as always! It's easy to get there and has decent facilities. We had a mini-picnic lunch at the pools at the bottom. The water was freezing so no swimming for us.
Although this is technically a circuit one side of it is closed and doesn't look as though it's under repair at all.
This is a really nice walk and it's not too hard.
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Lamington National Park)
14 Jan, 2018
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Bellbird Lookout (Lamington National Park)
14 Jan, 2018
Very Easy
2km return
1 hr
Lower Bellbird Circuit (Lamington National Park)
14 Jan, 2018
Medium
12km return
3 hrs
Minyon Grass to Base of Minyon Falls (Nightcap National Park)
9 Jan, 2018
Hard
4km return
2 hrs
Took some couchsurfers here and we really enjoyed this walk. It was quite a hot day but we had plenty of shade so the walk wasn't overly difficult. Rock scrambling at the base of the falls was fun! Take a picnic and enjoy lunch under the majestic waterfall.

If you have mobility issues then you might have trouble with this one. It's quite steep and could be muddy after the rain.
Mount Larcom Walk (Central Queensland)
2018
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
I was so not prepared for this walk! It was harder than I imagined but well worth it. The trek is quite steep in some parts but the view at the top is gorgeous. It seemed very quiet which was nice given the narrow tracks at the top.
Boolimba Bluff (Carnarvon National Park)
10 Dec, 2017
Hard
7.1km return
3 hrs
Did this bad boy for sunrise. Wow it was spectacular!! Left the car park around 4.15am and it took 45min to get up the the lookout. It was beginning to get light at 4.30am. Full sunrise was at 5.45am so I had plenty of time to rest and enjoy the view. I really needed the rest because that ascent was soooooo intense!!!
There are 2 lookouts and a rock you can use as a lookout (but I don't think you are supposed so). It was great doing it for sunrise because the beauty of the gorge was a gift on the descent.

You will need water, good shoes and a head torch.
Art Gallery (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Dec, 2017
Medium
11.5km return
4 hrs
This was a fantastic walk. I tried to walk to Big Bend but I had trouble finding the path so I didn't push through. The path is quite clear up until this part of the gorge so it's easy to follow and not difficult physically. It was very hot and sunny which was the exhausting part. Take plenty of water unless you have a filtration straw/system and then you could take straight from the river as needed. There are 5 river crossings and some loose rocks so good footwear is better.

The Art Gallery was gorgeous. The stencilings and engravings look so fresh even though they are thousands of years old! There are information boards so you understand the messages being conveyed. On the way back I stopped in all the other sections. It was well worth the 10hr drive to see this place.
Table Top Loop (Toowoomba)
7 Dec, 2017
Hard
2km return
2 hrs
Did this walk in the middle of the day. Boy was it hot!! I wouldn't recommend doing it at this time. The drive down there was interesting in my city car....I would not do it after heavy rain unless you have a 4WD.

It was not overly physically demanding for me but the loose rocks made it difficult towards the end. There is very little shade as you make the final ascent. A very small 'climbing' section at the very end. You can get some lovely views from the camels hump section, but the views from the summit are fantastic. There is also a walk around the plateau but it was too hot so I didn't do it. Take plenty of water and good ankle supportive shoes.
Mount Tibrogargan Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
25 Nov, 2017
Very Hard
2.7km return
2 hrs
I climbed this peak with the help of an experienced climber. I would not attempt this without a person like this EVER! It was amazing but extremely difficult and very scary in some parts for me.
It was physically and mentally demanding and took us about 2hrs to get back to the car. Very easy to get there and there is a circuit around the base if cuddling rocks is not your thing.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
12 Nov, 2017
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Did this trek with a small hangover. We started around 10.30pm and sumitted in approx 1hr 40min. It was quite challenging but I enjoyed the workout. Navigation was pretty easy, the path was reasonably clear and there were small orange markers to guide us. It was very quiet and we only saw 2 other hikers. The summit had a spectacular view and it wasn't too hot today. I even tried out my Lifestraw in some puddles up the top. Highly recommend this hike if you're fit and have good mobility.
Curtis Falls (Tamborine National Park)
Oct, 2017
Easy
1.2km return
45 mins
I have done this walk a few times - it's part of my personal Tamborine tour. It's an easy walk but gets a little waterlogged at times. It can be very busy with tourists on the weekends. The full route is lovely but be wary of the patch where the bats roost. It's a bit stinky. Most tourists just go to the falls and back so it's nice and quiet.
I also go at night which is well worth it. Very quiet and peaceful.
Witches Falls (Tamborine National Park)
17 Sep, 2017
Easy
3.4km return
75 mins
I did this walk early in the morning and was rewarded with a view of two Albert's Lyrebirds! It's not a hard walk and can be done in under an hour if you're in a rush. Watch your footing as it can be slippery when wet. I have yet to see the waterfall running.
Killarney Glen - PERMANENTLY CLOSED (South East Queensland)
Apr, 2015
Medium
2.5km return
45 mins
Loved this little hike.....it's quite a steep descent to get down there. It's too bad the swimming hole is at the bottom - you want another swim on the return.
I didn't do the jump - the water was really low so far too dangerous. You can walk down to the bottom and swim in the creek without jumping. It's a very refreshing temperature but a lovely setting!