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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Killen Falls (New South Wales)
2 Jul, 2023
Medium
3km return
20 mins
Quick boardwalk/sealed track walk to the lookout only, today - very pretty creek and quite a lot of water going over the falls. Was short on time so the longer walk will have to wait. Worth combing this short walk with a trip to Newrybar - about 15m drive.
Protesters Falls walking track (Nightcap National Park)
1 Jul, 2023
Medium
1.4km return
90 mins
Beautiful Rainforest - so fortunate that people cared enough to fight for its preservation. Today was the first day the track was open after flood repairs. Very easy walk; not much water over the falls but still stunning; one very drowsy carpet snake on the way up - out of sight on the way back. Great drive to get there; a lot of potholes on both the gravel and sealed roads - keeps you alert! Can't wait to try the other walks nearby.
Somerset Trail (D'Aguilar National Park)
15 Apr, 2023
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
Easy walking on a clear day, through variety of beautiful forests with long stretches where golden bottle brushes are in full flower; gorgeous views; bit tricky to find the connecting path at the 9km mark - it's uphill o the left where the marker is then on the right; just under 3 hours with a drink break and a "snake break".
The Pyramid (Girraween National Park)
11 Mar, 2023
Hard
3.8km return
2 hrs
Easy walk; climb at the end is fun and the views are great.
The Junction (Girraween National Park)
11 Mar, 2023
Easy
5.6km return
90 mins
very pretty and easy walk; lots of wild flowers and birdlife.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
4 Mar, 2023
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Couldn't quite make the distance this time, after getting lost on the wrong side of the actual track; had to backtrack some distance and then ran out of steam near the top. Still, it was spectacular and quite the challenge on fitness and knees. Back for another attempt soon.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
3 Apr, 2022
Very Hard
6km return
3 hrs
Quick easy walk to kick off my bush walking season; got the heart pumping. Beautiful view. 2 hours 10 minutes. Definitely recommend it as Medium walk. Carmen
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
3 Oct, 2021
Hard
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
Short Sharp Sweet & Sweaty!
Started at 8.30am which was definitely a bit too late for this time of year - there is no shade for the last third of the climb.
I found the climb a challenge due to the very steep ascent and descent - lung busting up and very hard on my knees down. About 35minutes up and 40minutes down. Spent some time at the top where it was mostly shady, cool with great views.
The chain and stairs reduce the difficulty and would make it a much safer climb. Didn't need gloves.
I enjoyed the climb and glad I did it, but feel that Mt Maroon and Flinders Peak were much more challenging (for me), both of which I look forward to doing again.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
26 Sep, 2021
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
I found it quite a challenge and took about 3hours 40min, including a good break. The walk along the ridge and across the large boulders was the best part - a lot of fun.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
19 Sep, 2021
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Started early, anti-clocwise; on a clear day. Did this walk last year and noticed how dry it was this time. Still, it is beautiful regardless. Very gradual but very steep return. Took 2hours 40minutes (I was on a mission :-)
Baxter Falls - Southern Approach (Kondalilla National Park)
5 Sep, 2021
Medium
7.6km return
3 hrs
Arrived at 8.30am on a beautiful spring morning. Easy walk to falls where there was quite a large young crowd enjoying the swimming holes under the waterfall, and provided us with some amusement whilst having our snack! Walk back was a bit more "puffy" . Took approximately 2 hours in total. Definitely recommend this walk.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
21 Aug, 2021
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Pleasant walk to Mr Cordeaux and then across to Bare Rock. Just over 3 hours. Will do Morgans another time.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
14 Aug, 2021
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
31 Jul, 2021
Medium
6.8km return
2.5 hrs
Cool day so easy walk; 1 hour 40min
Moss Garden (Carnarvon National Park)
21 Dec, 2020
Medium
7.5km return
3 hrs
Beautiful cool spot - worth the walk.. But preferably not in summer at midday, like I did. Have to grab the opportunity though
Amphitheatre (Carnarvon National Park)
21 Dec, 2020
Medium
8.4km return
4 hrs
Stunning little find - worth the climb up the ladder - easier than you'd think. Preferably do not do this in summer at midday, like I did. But have to grab the opportunity when it presents.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
21 Dec, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Did this in August - stunning variety of scenery.
Started it late - approx 1.30pm but at least it was not busy and was able to pace through it while still enjoying the beauty!
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
12 Jul, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs