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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Baxter Falls - Southern Approach (Kondalilla National Park)
26 Jan, 2024
7.6km return
3 hrs
Was drizzling then raining but the walk was still quite popular. Well-marked and not too difficult- lots of kids were able to do it. Went for a swim at the waterfall. The water was really nice and refreshing on a humid day. Not much wildlife around when we were there- just some butterflies, kookaburras and dragonflies. The suspension bridge was a real novelty.
Queen Mary Falls Circuit (Main Range National Park)
16 Dec, 2023
2km return
45 mins
Great, short walk. Lots of frilled-neck lizards on the rocks everywhere. Gorgeous parrots (rosellas and king parrots) that will sit on your head and will happily be hand-fed at the cafe across the road. A special spot.
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
9 Jul, 2023
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
Very steep. Scrambling required. The metal chain came in handy. I started at around 07:30 and there were heaps of people around- solo hikers, trail runners, groups, people with children, a couple with a dog. I definitely would not attempt this in summer time unless you were planning on starting before or at sunrise- too exposed. Nice views from the summit.
Araucaria Lookout (Lamington National Park)
15 Apr, 2022
17.8km return
6 hrs
Not a challenging walk. Very well-marked. However it was very boggy with lots of resident leeches. Views from the second lookout were obscured when the sunshine disappeared and rain came over (not showers as predicted). Lots to see regardless.
Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls (return) (Kondalilla National Park)
23 Aug, 2020
5 hrs
This walk is heavily trafficked. Not as much scenery as I would have hoped considering it was a 20km hike. The path is some way from the creek therefore you only get the occasional glimpse of it. What made this walk special was the fact that we got to see our very first platypus. It looked like a very young, active bugger! I guess they kept the path away from the creek for a reason (to preserve the wildlife). You need a reasonable level of fitness to do this. Took us about 5.5 hours with lots of stops along the way.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
19 Jul, 2020
6km return
3 hrs
Do not attempt this walk unless you have an excellent level of fitness. It's pretty arduous. I recommend that you do not do this walk solo as two sets of eyes are better than one when trying to find vague markers/cairns (particularly on South East Ridge). Scrambling required. We ascended Palm Gorge. This is a beautiful section. Very easy to see where to go here as you can see where people have trod previously. We descended South East Ridge which required navigational skills-dicey at times. Stunning views from here. Study some maps before you go. Wikiloc was handy. This would be too hot to do (exposed) in the warmer months. Took us 4 hours with a number of water/snack/photo breaks.
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
18 May, 2020
3 hrs
This is an interesting walk. Abundant bird life from the start. Stunning views. A number of prominent vegetation changes. Some clambering over boulders and steep ascents. Colonial relics/points of interest. We checked out Governor's Chair and Moss's Well on the return leg. Both very worthwhile. If you sat at Moss's Well for a period you would be treated with a variety of birds. It is obvious where bushfires ravaged sections in 2019 but this doesn't detract from the beauty of the walk.
Mt Elimbah (The Saddleback) (Glass House Mountains National Park)
4 May, 2020
1.7km return
75 mins
A short, steep walk that is not well-marked.

At the car park, start walking from the gate.

You will soon need to take a right turn where there is a piece of pink tape hanging in a tree.

Further along, you will encounter a sign indicating no horses, dogs, etc. The path forks here. Take the path to the left to head straight to the mountain/summit.

Some nice views of the other Glasshouse Mountains.

We did not encounter any other people on the track.
West Canungra Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
5 Apr, 2020
6 hrs
A challenging track that is not well-marked (particularly at the creek crossings). The autumn leaves covering some of the tracks were quite slippery. Stunning scenery. Saw the aforementioned eels but did not go swimming with them ;) Also encountered lots of black skinks. Didn't see any snakes.
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains National Park)
2 Dec, 2019
8km return
4 hrs
I started this walk at around 06:00 and finished at around 10:00 after stopping to take lots of photographs along the way. The views of the surrounding mountains are stunning. I did not encounter any other people on this track but there were rock climbers/abseilers in the area.

You have to be comfortable scrambling/climbing over rocks (some quite large) in order to do this walk. In one section, you have to descend a steep rock face. I will post a photo of this.

I didn't encounter any snakes, just a lace monitor, toads, a leech and lots of interesting birds.

Do take lots of water- I finished my 3 litres by the end.

I would do this walk again- it's a fun adventure. I did this walk solo with no problems.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
27 Apr, 2019
4.5 hrs
Clearly marked. Felt safe doing this walk solo and I wasn't the only person doing so. Breathtaking views from Bare Rock. Lots of wallabies and birdlife. I started walking at 07:30-ish and was the only person on Bare Rock when I got up there so got to enjoy the views undisturbed. When I was descending the mountain HEAPS of people were coming up and I got warned about a 'massive' snake (didn't see it). The car park was overflowing when I left at 11:30 and people were waiting for my parking spot. Take plenty of water because this isn't a flat stroll.
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
4 Dec, 2018
2 hrs
The track is clear to see. Whilst steep in sections, it is a lot more interesting than the White Rock Multi-User Trail. Out of respect I didn't climb White Rock but admired it from its base. A few birds of prey around. There were a few people walking mid-week so I imagine that it could get pretty busy on the weekends.
Billai Dhagun Circuit (Brisbane City Council Local Walks)
29 Nov, 2018
2km return
45 mins
Often spot kingfishers, kookaburras, tawnies, scrub turkeys and birds of prey.
Billai Dhagun Circuit (Brisbane City Council Local Walks)
Nov, 2018
2km return
45 mins
I've seen a number of snakes along this path. Usually green tree snakes or keelbacks but the occasional odd one too. This route is more for the cyclists and tends to flood in sections after decent rain.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
12 Jan, 2018
4.6km return
90 mins
Stunning views. Black skinks (land mullets) abound and we spotted a pademelon towards the end as well.
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
22 Sep, 2017
3.5 hrs
Gorgeous 360 views from the summit. Accidentally stood on a snake (type??). Mustn't have hurt it because it didn't bite me!
Scenic Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
5 Jun, 2017
4km return
80 mins
An easy walk. Would like to return to do some of the longer ones. A lovely area.
Sandstone Overhang - 'The Caves' (Ravensbourne National Park)
4.8km return
2 hrs
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
30 Dec, 2015
Very Hard
6km return
3 hrs
Steep and challenging. Would be wiser to attempt in the cooler months! Great views around the dam.
Toolona Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
21 Jan, 2012
19.8km return
7 hrs
Lush. Pack your insect repellent to deter the leeches. Spotted the blue crayfish. Breathtaking views.