Janette

3 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
65.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

3
Number of Walks Ticked
80.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Scenic Rim Trail (Main Range National Park)
23 Jul, 2021
Hard
47km one-way
4 days
An enjoyable bushwalk and not as hard as expected. The track was mostly easy to follow and campsites good. The ladders mentioned are private property and only for use by Spicers guests. There is an easy way around. One area on day three of the track was a bit hard to follow as it wound around from large tree to large tree. Our times were a fair bit faster than the suggested times such as 4 hrs day one and 4.5 hrs day two. We are experienced walkers in our 60s but don't do very much these days. We made sure we had light packs to make the walk more enjoyable. The weather was cold and not the best to stop and enjoy for long. Due to strong winds on two of the days, a number of trees had come down on the track. Hopefully they will be removed quickly by Qld Parks. It was sad to see where a bushfire had damaged some trees including in the rainforest. There was also a lot of weeds especially on day one. Sunrise Lookout was about 10 minutes or so back along the track from Mt Mistake camp and worth getting to for the sunrise. If you enjoy photography, it is also worth walking the almost 1km to Mount Castle Lookout from Castle View camp to see the afternoon light on the cliffs. We used Laidley Taxi Service to pick us up at Cunningham's Gap. Can definitely recommend them. With a few of us, it wasn't too expensive. Cindy (07) 54651288.
A note about the road: I read that the road was 2WD accessible but the last section would be best with high clearance as there are a lot of humps so at least an SUV is recommended for the drive though our Laidley Taxi was a Kia Carnival which just made it.
Mermaid Mountain (D'Aguilar National Park)
18 Jul, 2021
Medium
18km
5 hrs
We came in from the Lake Manchester Road, via Little Mermaid Mountain and made a round trip of it of about 12km. Trekking poles recommended for the steep descent. Good walk.
Byron Creek Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
20 May, 2018
Hard
15.25km return
5.5 hrs
We found the directions not quite right either. We followed a very steep rutted track (by trail bikes) down to the creek. Just before the creek was the Diana's Bath sign mentioned. There was no other creek crossing. We kept our feet dry by walking upstream a short distance where there were plenty of rocks. A short distance after there is an intersection. We took the left as Suzie said. It was a steep climb up to the A Break Road. We followed this left and continued the loop down Byron Creek Road, across the creek and back to the car. Once on A Break Rd, it is just a road bash and there were quite a few 4WDs and trail bikes. The non road section was pleasant through nice forest with birdlife. It took us less than 3.5 hours.