Oliver Descoeudres

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Berowra to Cowan (GNW) (New South Wales)
19 May, 2019
Hard
12km one-way
5 hrs
Great walk on a beautiful day with a few Cub Scouts - detoured to Berowra Waters for a BBQ lunch.
https://www.gordonscouts.com.au/lukes-grey-wolf-adventure-may-2019/
Blue Gum Loop Track (Barrington Tops National Park)
27 Apr, 2019
Easy
3.5km return
90 mins
Nice loop walk - but worth continuing down the Rocky Crossing trail at least as far as Pool of Reflections
Rocky Crossing Track (Barrington Tops National Park)
27 Apr, 2019
Easy
16km return
5 hrs
Really nice walk, with very few other people around
Careys Peak via the Corker Track (Barrington Tops National Park)
26 Apr, 2019
Hard
10km return
5 hrs
Hard climb - as noted by a previous hiker, signage is incorrect on all the signage. Corker Track is 8km and Careys Peak 10km.
Monadnocks & Mt Cooke loop (Western Australia)
11 Apr, 2019
Very Hard
40km return
9 hrs
A long but rewarding day trip out of Perth.
Mt Maria (Maria Island National Park)
10 Jan, 2019
Medium
18km return
5 hrs
Great views - did this on the last day of our three day walk around Maria Island.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/11/maria-island-hiking/#Mt-Maria
Haunted Bay (Maria Island National Park)
9 Jan, 2019
Medium
22km return
4 hrs
Second day of our Maria Island walk... started at Frenchs Farm where we camped the previous night.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/11/maria-island-hiking/
Darlington to Frenchs Farm (Maria Island National Park)
8 Jan, 2019
Easy
12km one-way
4 hrs
A great start to our Maria Island hike, climbing Bishop & Clerk before taking the Coast Road to Frenchs Farm campground.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/11/maria-island-hiking/
Bishop & Clerk (Maria Island National Park)
7 Jan, 2019
Medium
8km return
4 hrs
Completed the Bishop and Clerk summit at the start of an 80km, three day hike around Maria Island: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/11/maria-island-hiking/
Little Hugel (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
6 Jan, 2019
Medium

A great walk - did this as an extension of the Mt Rufus circuit. Nice views and fun climbing the boulder field to the top!
Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay (Lakeside Walk) (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
5 Jan, 2019
Medium
18km one-way
6 hrs
A rather dull walk - by Tasmanian standards! Enjoyed Mt Rufus (which I did on the following day) much more.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/05/narcissus-hut-lake-st-clair/
Platypus Bay (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
5 Jan, 2019
Easy
4.7km return
1 hr
Went back via Platypus Bay from Narcissus Hut. Very nice beach. Platypus Log Book has numerous platypus sightings here over the past few days - generally all in the evening.

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/05/narcissus-hut-lake-st-clair/
Mt Pilot (Victoria)
3 Jan, 2019
Easy
600m return
30 mins
A very easy, early-morning walk on the way to Melbourne (from Sydney). About 15min drive from Beechworth.
Wollangabe Canyon (Lower Section) (New South Wales)
27 Dec, 2018
13.5km return
7 hrs
After doing the Upper Section a year ago, took one of the kids on the Lower Section. Great fun, with a few tricky sections that required a bit of time. Learnt my lesson from last time and brought a li-lo and a more robust dry-bag to keep everything dry!
Mt Jerusalem, Walls of Jerusalem (Tasmania)
23 Sep, 2018
Hard
22km return
8 hrs
Did couple of the side-peaks, but not Mt Jerusalem as the weather was poor. Deep snow on Solomons Throne and snow oover most if the track between the Solomons Throne/Temple side-trails and Dixons Kingdom Hut.

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/09/23/walls-of-jerusalem-hike-to-dixons-hut/
Meander Falls Circuit (Tasmania)
22 Sep, 2018
Medium
10.6km return
6 hrs
Great walk despite overcast weather. Definitely worth combining with the Split Rock track to form a circuit.
Passage Peak and Escape Beach (Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday)
1 Aug, 2018
Medium
13.9km one-way
Nice early morning walk during a conference on Hamilton Island. Great spot to catch the sunrise (bring a torch)!
Piles Creek Loop (New South Wales)
7 Feb, 2018
Medium
7km return
Great circular walk, only 45min or so north of Sydney. Nice swimming hole at the end (athough it's just off the track).
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/02/07/piles-creek-loop-brisbane-water-np/
Figure 8 Pool (Royal National Park)
13 Dec, 2017
Medium
6.5km return
2 hrs
Walked past here many times doing the Bundeena to Otford Coastal Walk... finally managed to make the trip to Figure 8 Pool. Smaller than I expected but beautiful. Avoid weekends and public holidays, as it can get VERY busy!
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/12/13/figure-eight-pools-royal-np/
Bouddi Coastal Walk (New South Wales)
9 Nov, 2017
Medium
8km one-way
3.5 hrs
One of the best walks around Sydney... spectacular views of the coast and great swimming beaches. There are some variations you can do to avoid "back tracking" if you are doing this as a return walk.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/11/09/bouddi-coastal-walk/