Karla

12 walks ticked

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Number of Walks Ticked
83.0km
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12
Number of Walks Ticked
162.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Fraser Island Great Walk (Great Sandy National Park)
15 Jul, 2022
Medium
83km one-way
5 days
Great walk north to south from Happy Valley to Hook Point.
Lost my camping mat partway through but had it returned to me by some lovely fellow hikers going in the opposite direction as they drove back south.
Rainy weather sucked due to lack of shelters, but were able to shelter at the toilet block at Lake McKenzie till it cleared up enough to pitch our tent.
Definitely best to walk with a partner or in a group, the hike is quite remote in parts, and there's not much reception on the island, even with Telstra.
Would 100% recommend in winter, summer would be too hot I reckon! A bit nippy at night but was fine with a light down jacket and fleece jacket. You get warm through the day walking.
Dularcha NP - Roses Circuit (Sunshine Coast)
28 Dec, 2019
Medium
8.1km return
2.5 hrs
Walk itself was nice, no particularly spectacular views, nice rainforest though. Tunnel was pretty cool.
Pages Pinnacle (South East Queensland)
29 Oct, 2019
Hard
6.7km return
2.5 hrs
Great fun scrambling up the top, didn’t make it to the second peak but definitely doable if you take care and have some climbing experience
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains National Park)
27 Sep, 2019
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
Awesome views on this walk, definitely dangerous for the inexperienced! You can easily see how lots of accidents have occurred. Either wear shoes with really really good grip, or be okay with going barefoot, because the path is really worn down and smooth from the years of use. There is an alternative route up the east face of the cliff if you turn left towards the bat cave and keep going straight ahead, but it is a fair bit more treacherous than the tourist route and not really marked at all.
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains National Park)
13 Sep, 2019
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
This walk is listed as ‘Very Hard’, I wouldn’t call it too physically demanding though, especially if you’re taking it slow. It’s less physical fitness and more confidence in your footing and ability to rock scramble. A good climb! Go barefoot for extra grip.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
31 Aug, 2019
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Really fun hike and beautiful view- if you cooee off the top it echoes for ages! Recommended if you're relatively fit and have done a couple of bushwalks already, don't be scared off by its difficulty level though, it's not impossible if you're willing to take your time.
Mount Blaine (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
25 Aug, 2019
Hard
2.5km
2 hrs
Good hike, feels a bit off the beaten track and has a nice view of Flinder’s Peak from the top.
Middle Kobble bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
3 Aug, 2019
Medium
10km
5 hrs
Did the walk in Winter so the waterfall wasn’t flowing, still lovely views though. Nice wide track, probably better for 4WDs than people, a bit steep in some places, easy to slip over if you don’t have good grip on your shoes.
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
3 Mar, 2019
Medium
17.4km
6 hrs
Beautiful walk. Had some intermittent rain throughout, but it just made the waterfalls look more spectacular, and the moss look greener. Lots of leeches, so wear DEET insect repellent if possible. Drop in for a cup of tea at the teahouse after! Hopefully next time they still have some lamingtons left :)
Enoggera Reservoir Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Feb, 2019
Medium
10km return
2.5 hrs
Really decent bushwalk, better to be relatively fit before you try and tackle it though. Pop into the info centre beforehand to pick up a map so you can navigate your way through the suburb bit. Also- don’t park on the main road! Even though you see quite a few people parking there it’s illegal and they’ve started booking people for it recently apparently. Drive into the Carpark!
Noosa Headland Circuit (Sunshine Coast)
10 Feb, 2019
Easy
7.3km return
2.5 hrs
Easy to follow walk, recommend the Tanglewood walk if it's a hot sunny day as it's shaded, whereas the coastal walk is quite exposed to the sun. Tanglewood walk is also less busy. Really great variety of track. Parking is terrible on weekends and holidays, so try to either get there really early (9am or earlier) or park somewhere else and take a bus in if you can. Also avoid parking illegally, you'll get a parking ticket for sure, they're really onto it there! (Learnt the hard way, whoops).
Greenes Falls (D'Aguilar National Park)
28 Jan, 2019
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
Hot Summers day in Brisbane, but it was nice and cool up in the rainforest! Cute resident chickens wandering the picnic area too.