BalticAussie

32 walks ticked

This Year

3
Number of Walks Ticked
23.8km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

32
Number of Walks Ticked
127.0km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
18 May, 2020
Medium
8.2km
4 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)
4 May, 2020
Medium
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 (Queensland)
5 Apr, 2020
Hard
13.9km
5.5 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)
2 Dec, 2019
Hard
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 + Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
27 Apr, 2019
Medium
13km
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 (Ipswich)
4 Dec, 2018
Medium
6.5km
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 Cct (Queensland)
29 Nov, 2018
Easy
2km return
45 mins
Often spot kingfishers, kookaburras, tawnies, scrub turkeys and birds of prey.
Boondall Wetlands Bikeway (Brisbane City council local walks)
Nov, 2018
Easy
13km
3.5 hrs
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
Medium
4km
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
Medium
10.98km
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!