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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
West Rim Track (New South Wales)
22 Oct, 2018
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
We were down in NSW for a week and found time to do a single walk. We decided on this because it was so highly recommended. Great for waterfalls, and reasonably easy.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
29 Sep, 2018
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
What a wonderful walk. We went up the Palm Gorge and attempted to go down Waterfall, but got a bit lost on the slopes and ended up going down SE Track. Despite this setback, it was a wonderful walk and one we will do again.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
5 Aug, 2018
Medium
6.5km return
3 hrs
Browns Falls (South East Queensland)
5 Aug, 2018
Medium
1.2km return
1 hr
Rainforest Circuit (Main Range National Park)
13 Jul, 2018
Easy
1.6km return
25 mins
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
13 Jul, 2018
Medium
10.2km
2.5 hrs
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
13 Jul, 2018
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
2 Jun, 2018
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Did this one only a day after scrambling up Mt Blaine so my knees are feeling it.

We took our two children for this one (5 and 8) and apart from the constant reminders to avoid the edges (some serious drop offs around the track in parts) they had a good time. The view was great, on this lovely and clear day. We started at 8am and there were only a few other couples and small groups on the mountain but by the time we were walking down at around 10am, there were many others on the way up. We didn't see much wildlife, and I suspect this might be because of how busy the place was. Might try again very early on a weekday to see if I can spot some more things.
Cliff Circuit (Main Range National Park)
2 Jun, 2018
Easy
400m return
30 mins
Queen Mary Falls Circuit (Main Range National Park)
2 Jun, 2018
Easy
2km return
45 mins
Mt Blaine Summit Trail (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
1 Jun, 2018
Hard
1km return
90 mins
After having walked up to the saddle previously with the kids, we finally had a kid free day today so we were able to ascend to the summit; and oh man was it worth it!

Very difficult rock scramble at times, but given that I did this in old joggers (not boots!) and still came out unscathed, it's definitely not the worst kind of climb. Coming down the other side to the Skyline Ridge Trail was slow going, mainly sliding down or climbing backwards! Plenty of orange tape to guide our way although not right near the beginning of the path coming down from the summit, so probably fairly easy to miss. For anyone who is trying to find it, compass direction east from the summit, look down and you'll see a barely trodden path. Head down a bit and you should see some faded orange strip tied around a branch. They are virtually continuous all of the way down from there, but be careful on the way down as footholds are few in places, and the only thing that stopped me falling a few times were the vines I was holding.

Descending the other side and through the Skyline Ridge Trail leads to the end of Sandy creek, and it's just a simple 2km walk back to the parking area. Best. Hike. So far!
Willy Wagtail Circuit (Ipswich - Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve)
13 May, 2018
Very Easy
1km
1 hr
Bearded Dragon Circuit (Ipswich - Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve)
13 May, 2018
Very Easy
800m
1 hr
Greenes Falls (Maiala picnic area)
13 May, 2018
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
Very busy walk on a Sunday. Was not expecting to see much wildlife due to the noise from other walkers but was amazed to encounter a python sunning herself on a log.

Easy walk really, with a bit of uphill walking on the way back. We diverted back via Rainforest Circuit for a few extra things to see. Was quite lovely.
Rainforest Circuit (Maiala picnic area)
13 May, 2018
Very Easy
2km
1 hr
We did this as a longer diversion when returning from Greenes Falls. It is a lovely walk and although it was very busy with a lot of walkers out, it's still well worth the visit. I think it would be amazing early in the morning on a quiet day.
Cypress Grove (Maiala picnic area)
13 May, 2018
Very Easy
400m
18 mins
Sandy Creek Track (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
15 Apr, 2018
Easy
3.5km return
1 hr
Really nice walk. A little bit of water over the trail in parts but not really enough to cause problems. Would be more difficult after heavy rain. Saw a legless lizard of a type I'd never seen before. When we got to the end we saw a path leading away to the left, down to a rocky creek bed and then ascending up again. We didn't follow this but as we discovered later, this leads up back around to the Mt Blaine track, which we did from the picnic area on the same day. We are going to revisit this one and do the entire circuit up Mt Blaine, across to the Skywalk (I think that's what it's called) and then down to the end of Sandy Creek and back to the picnic area.
Mount Blaine (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
15 Apr, 2018
Hard
2.5km
2 hrs
Walked this one second on the same day as doing Sandy Creek, not realising that they joined together if you keep going past the saddle. As others have said, it's steep going up, and rocky and slippery. We took our two kids with us and they had a blast, although the younger one needed a bit of help in some of the really steep places. Swarms of beautiful blue and black butterflies all around us in some parts of the walk. We were keen to try the summit but definitely doesn't seem suitable for children so we will have to do that another day without them.
Water Tower Circuit (Ipswich - Demark HIll Conservation Park)
15 Apr, 2018
Easy
800m return
30 mins
Bluey’s Circuit (Ipswich - Demark HIll Conservation Park)
15 Apr, 2018
Easy
800m
1 hr