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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Border Track (Binna Burra)
28 Mar, 2018
Hard
22km
7 hrs
This the fourth time I have done this walk. I can't say that it gets any easier, in fact as I get less capable it becomes harder. I would still find it hard to pass it up next time. For the first time we were privy to the wonderful views from the southern lookouts over Limpinwood, the Tweed Valley and Mt Warning. We started at about 900 metres high, climbed to 1200 over the next 10 kms strolled back down to around 850. The highlight was the amazing stands of Antarctic beeches near Mount Wanungra.
Minyon Falls Loop (Nightcap National Park)
22 Mar, 2018
Hard
6.8km return
3 hrs
Billinudgel Nature Reserve (New South Wales)
5 Mar, 2018
Easy
4.5km return
87 mins
Cronan Creek Track (Queensland)
3 Aug, 2017
Easy
13km
5 hrs
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
2 Aug, 2017
Medium
7.4km return
3 hrs
Daves Creek Circuit (Binna Burra)
11 May, 2017
Medium
12km return
4 hrs
Great variety of flora from rainforest to scrubland and montane heath. Today had a variety of weather too. we confirmed that this one is best done in a clockwise direction after rain.
Moonlight Crag, Balancing Rock and Castle Crag (Lamington National Park)
4 May, 2017
Medium
7km
3 hrs
Border Track (Binna Burra)
1 Mar, 2017
Hard
22km
7 hrs
Wentworth Pass (New South Wales)
7 Feb, 2017
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
Did this walk as a reccie for the Gold Coast Midweek Walking Group. Four of us started at the carpark and headed down to the Wentworth Falls Lookout in light rain. We went down to the falls crossing, switched back down the incredible Slack's stairs and the accompanying scary but safe ladder system ending up at the base of these amazing falls. After a few creek crossings and more waterfalls, we started to climb in heavier rain up beside the equally amazing Empress Falls. This one of my favourite walks which I will have to do again as mist prevented any hope of seeing the amazing views from the lookouts.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
20 Oct, 2016
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
Did the walk with the GC Midweek Walking Group. We quickly got over the disappointment of not being able to do the full circuit due to some construction work around Tallabana Picnic Area and Twin Falls. We decided to head down to the Meeting of the Waters via Canyon Lookout and the northern section of the Twin Falls Circuit.
The track was dry but recent rain meant the falls were flowing. After passing behind Blackfellow Falls, we joined the Warrie Circuit and headed down via Poondahra and Poonyahra Falls. We encountered a Python and a green tree snake, (the latter scarily looking like a yellow bellied brown) before we got to the rugged Gooroolba Falls.
We lunched at the Meeting of the Waters in the company of a slow moving red bellied black.
The weather cooled nicely for the climb back up. We only covered 12 kms instead of 17, but thoroughly enjoyed the walk, all the while accompanied by whip birds, cat birds and a mysterious noise maker.