Sarah

45 walks ticked

This Year

29
Number of Walks Ticked
117.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

45
Number of Walks Ticked
191.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains)
27 Oct, 2019
Medium
2.8km return
90 mins
Awesome hike! Great one for kids, as it's fairly easygoing for the most part and not too long. A couple of steepish parts, but the track is well defined. Took us about an hour to reach the summit, and half an hour back. Make sure you take plenty of water with you, especially in the warmer weather. It was 28 degrees today, but a nice breeze made it bearable. Views from the summit are incredible and make it all worthwhile. Definitely recommend!
Bar Mountain Circuit (Border Ranges National Park)
6 Oct, 2019
Medium
4.5km return
2.5 hrs
Thoroughly enjoyable walk and a really great workout for the legs!
The first half of the walk is all downhill towards the lookout, and it's all uphill on the way back! The difference in elevation is 250m, so it can get quite steep in places and really gets the heart pumping.
The track is well defined, although take care and watch your step in places where the track narrows and there are a few steep drops off the side of the track. There is quite a lot of leaf litter covering the track, so it can be a little slippery in spots even if it is dry. I would recommend shoes with good grip!
The Antarctic beech trees at the beginning of the track were definitely a highlight for me. The bush is very lush and green, with moss and lichen growing on everything.
We were treated to a continual chorus of birdsong the whole way around which just lovely.
A walk I would gladly do again!
Jenyns Circuit (Tamborine National Park)
27 Sep, 2019
Easy
4.3km return
90 mins
An enjoyable little walk, we did this with our 8 and 9 year olds and 90 minutes is spot on.
While this track doesn't have any waterfalls or spectacular views, the trees are simply stunning and if you love trees, you'll really appreciate this little gem. Even the kids were impressed!
Keep an eye out for pademelons, lizards and bush turkeys. Being late afternoon when we did this walk, there was a loud chorus of cicadas too. Also heard a number of kookaburras, a green catbird, and numerous other birds that I wasn't able to identify.
Beautiful spot! Nice and quiet, didn't bump into anyone else at all. It may be one of the less popular walks it seems, but that's okay with me!
Rocks Circuit (Karawatha Forest)
1 Sep, 2019
Easy
3.4km return
45 mins
Pleasant walk, interesting rock formations along the way. Very dry and not a lot of shade, so make sure you take plenty of water and sunscreen. Recommend taking a map of the area, available at the Discovery Centre or online, as there are many trails and it could get confusing, even with the signage.
Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area (Queensland)
31 Aug, 2019
Easy
5km return
1 hr
Really lovely place to come and walk and explore, with beautiful flora and fauna.
There are quite a few different tracks and management trails throughout the conservation park, which all link up and it's definitely worth exploring. It's completely flat, so nice and easy for people of all ages and fitness levels.
I've been here a number of times now and each time I've easily spent two hours walking and not covered the whole area.
There are always plenty of kangaroos about, and if you're lucky you'll spot a koala or two as well.
While I was on the lookout for koalas yesterday and keeping an eye out for snakes, I stumbled upon an echidna, who promptly scurried away to hide under a fallen tree branch on the ground. What a lovely surprise!
White Rock Ridge Hike (Ipswich)
25 Aug, 2019
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
Well worth a visit to White Rock! We did this with our 8 and 9 year olds and it was a great little hike for them. The highlight was definitely climbing up and exploring around White Rock. Views from the top are amazing.
We followed the multi-use track (the "Hikers Track") on the way there, which was hot and dusty and a little monotonous; and we took the Ridge Trail on the way back, which was thoroughly enjoyable and I'd highly recommend it. There's a little bit of rock scrambling required, although not difficult, and the track was easy to follow for the most part - just look for all the footprints in the dirt if you're unsure.
Definitely wouldn't want to tackle this walk during summer, as there is not a lot of shade and even at this time of year we found it really quite hot. Make sure you take plenty of water too. I'm not sure how people can do this walk without taking water with them - I was surprised at the number of people who didn't have any water with them.
Over all, a fantastic hike for the family and well worth it.
Pinnacle Walk and Lookout (Border Ranges National Park)
11 Aug, 2019
Very Easy
800m return
30 mins
Stunning views from the lookout! Very easy walk. Didn't take us 30 minutes, more like 10, and we had our 8 and 9 year olds with us. Well worth the drive to get there and amazing views for very little effort. I'd definitely recommend a visit!
Daves Creek Circuit (Binna Burra)
21 Jul, 2019
Medium
12km return
4 hrs
Sylvesters Lookout (Main Range National Park)
30 Jun, 2019
Easy
940m return
20 mins
Amazing view for very little effort. If you're doing Sylvester's Lookout and Mt Castle Lookout, I would visit Mt Castle Lookout first and Sylvester's lookout on your way back (we did it in that order, mainly due to parking).
Mt Castle Lookout (Main Range National Park)
30 Jun, 2019
Easy
960m return
30 mins