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52 walks ticked

This Year

30
Number of Walks Ticked
197.2km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

52
Number of Walks Ticked
331.0km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Cahill (Kakadu National Park)
29 Aug, 2019
Easy
1.5km return
45 mins
Very even and consistent gradient the whole way up, very well marked, you would have to be doing something very wrong to get lost! There is a little structure at the top to see the lookout (which is mostly obstructed by trees). Not a bad hike but you're probably not going to get any amazing photos there.
Mount Cooroy (Sunshine Coast)
18 Aug, 2019
Hard
3km return
2 hrs
After an ill-fated attempt to climb Mt Cooroy earlier in the year I begrudgingly decided to go during the Cooroy Festival. There are properties all along the perimeter of the mountain so there really isn't any way up there without trespassing unless you do it on the one designated day a year. Track was quite nice, views from the top were mint. Very crowded, lots of waiting in queues, lots of people tripping over and dislodging rocks, having people flick branches back into your face, standstills when 2 people going in opposing directions stop to have a chat blocking everyone going up and down. Not the same etiquette you get among more experienced hikers. Won't be doing it again, was more of a box ticking exercise, would have been a nice climb without all the people.
Wild Horse Mountain Lookout (Glass House Mountains)
13 Jun, 2019
Medium
1.4km return
30 mins
The easiest of the Glasshouse mountains, yet probably the one with the best views. Get an excellent panorama of the remaining Glasshouse mountains from the little bungalow at the top. Great place to go to watch a sunset, doesn't take very long to walk and it's paved the entire way up.
Mt Joyce Summit Walk (Main Range National Park)
8 Jun, 2019
Medium
20km return
5 hrs
Decided to bring our push bikes to save time getting to the base of the mountain. I would say we saved time but it certainly didn't save effort. The track has a lot of sand on it which led to some pretty sketchy moments riding downhill. The walk from the base to the top was really nice, wasn't overly difficult but enough to get your heart pumping. Was a bit of a miserable day but the view is still fantastic! Make sure to check on the SEQ water website before you go, first time we tried it was closed and the track was fenced off.
Mt Philp (Glen Rock Regional Park)
26 Apr, 2019
Hard
4.5km return
4 hrs
Well I wouldn't say it is trackless, there are a lot of paths all leading in completely different directions, what it lacks is a correct path. Following the GPS track from Wikiloc you start at the carpark, walk through a field of knee high grass, get to a small car track (get your hopes up that there is going to be a nice track) then you have to walk up through more knee high grass and bushes filled with spiders. Eventually you get to the ridge and you can follow that up and it gets a bit easier. Very steep pretty much the whole way, reminded me a bit of Mt Barney just in how draining it is. Took me 90 minutes up and 90 minutes down because you have to be so careful descending. Very nice view from the top, surprised they haven't capitalised on it by making an actual track.
Little Bally Mountain and Bally Mountain (Queensland)
18 Apr, 2019
Hard
6.4km return
4 hrs
Walked this via the recommended route in the description from the end of Bonogin Road. The area reminded me a bit of the Spring Mountain reserve only a bit steeper with a better view from the top. The view was sensational, could see Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta, Mt Cougal, Mt Warning from the top of Bally Mountain. Like Spring Mountain there is a labyrinth of different tracks around so was definitely nice to have a GPS to make sure I didn't wander off onto one of the more protected areas.
The Steamers (Main Range National Park)
13 Apr, 2019
Hard
18km return
2 days
Downloaded a GPS track from Wikiloc starting at the Emu Creek campsite, would not recommend that start point. You can intercept the main track but it involves 45 minutes of walking along a creek then bush bashing your way up the side of the cliff. At the top of the ridge there is a clear path up past the steamers. Eventually you will reach an intersection, one route continues on to the summit of Mt Steamer, the other backtracks along the top of the rock formation to Lizard point where you can get that famous photo of the Steamers.

The view was incredible! Involved a little bit of scrambling but wasn't exposed. After that we carried on to Mt Steamer which was only 40mins away or so along a reasonable track. The view from the top isn't as good as the Lizard Point lookout but it is still very nice, better than Wilson's peak. Has a perfect view of Mt Superbus, was great seeing the side profile of Superbus and understanding why it took so long to walk from one side of the 'summit' to the other.

All in all was a day well spent, took longer than expected but I think that was mainly cause we had to do a return trip down the side of steep hill covered in vegetation to get to and from the car.
Mt Woowoonga Summit Walk (Queensland)
31 Mar, 2019
Hard
3.6km return
2.5 hrs
Fairly nice hike along a well marked track to the summit. It reminded me a bit of Mt Coochin only a bit longer (took me 45mins from the carpark to the summit). The views from the top are fairly obstructed so it's difficult to get a good photo. I ended up walking onwards to the higher Mt Goonaneman which has the TV tower at the summit. Wouldn't really recommend it, the track is a bit hard to follow and there is no view from the top of that mountain..also not really sure if I was meant to be walking around the TV tower. I didn't see a sign telling me otherwise though. Nice enough day out but if you want amazing views go to Mt Walsh instead.
Wilson's Peak (Main Range National Park)
25 Mar, 2019
Very Hard
12km
6 hrs
Very detailed description that was all completely accurate. Took me 2hrs up and 1hr 45 down. Very easy mountain to navigate, you walk along the fence for the vast majority so very hard to get misplaced. The first 3/4s is undulating so you don't really gain any altitude until you get to the steep hike up the peak. VERY similar to Mt Cougall, views aren't quite as good and the uphill component is certainly longer. Saw a snake on the way back, fortunately it was on the NSW side of the fence. Could have hugged the fence if it wasn't covered in barbed wire.
Mt Koroyanitu (Overseas)
23 Mar, 2019
Medium
6km return
4 hrs
Decided to hire a guide to show us the waterfall and then proceed solo to the summit of Mt Batilamu. In retrospect probably didn't need the guide. There are some breath taking views on the way to the waterfall, looks like something out of a movie with all the high cliffs and waterfalls. Eventually I got the guide to point me in the direction of the summit track and I made my way to the top. He said it would take 2hrs each way but in reality I did it in 1hr 15 up and just under an hour down. It is trickier finding your way back down if you elect to go via the waterfall, the main track is a lot easier to follow. At the top there is a little cabin, and about 5 minutes further there is an excellent lookout with expansive views all the way to Nadi and beyond! The track wasn't too muddy but I did cop a face full of spiderwebs more than once. Overall a great way to spend a morning!