Lydia B

11 walks ticked

This Year

6
Number of Walks Ticked
13.4km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

11
Number of Walks Ticked
42.6km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Lower River Track (Daintree National Park)
19 Apr, 2019
Easy
1km return
30 mins
A simple walk to the water along elevated paths. The river is the most beautiful shade of green!

There were many people there the day we went but it's with it.
Simpsons Falls and Eugenia Circuit (Mt. Cootha)
19 Apr, 2019
Easy
4km
90 mins
This circuit was our first time walking at Mt Cootha. We parked at the first small carpark we came to, not realising there was a bit of a walk to the start of the track. You can keep driving down the road to the Simpson Falls picnic area.

The track itself was varied with a few ups and downs to keep things interesting. There were many people of all ages out on the track.

It would be a hot one to do in summer, we were lucky it was overcast and did actually rain when we were about 1/2 way around the circuit.
Lower River Track (Daintree National Park)
9 Apr, 2019
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Rainforest Circuit (Daintree National Park)
Apr, 2019
Easy
5km return
90 mins
Not many people were walking the circuit the day we were there, so we got to enjoy the rainforest to ourselves. It was an easy walk, with our 5 mth old daughter in the carrier.

We stopped off at the swimming area on the way back, lots of people there having a dip. Water was icy and refreshing!

A note about the bus as we were a little confused initially... You pay about $25AUD for two adults and it takes you to the start of the tracks. You can walk to the start of the tracks along the road from the info centre, I think we were told it's 7km (?).
Rainforest Circuit (Maiala picnic area)
2019
Very Easy
2km
1 hr
Cypress Grove (Maiala picnic area)
2019
Very Easy
400m
18 mins
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
Jan, 2018
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Greenes Falls (Maiala picnic area)
2018
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
We have done this walk many times with our baby daughter in the carrier. It's a lovely place to escape the heat of Brisbane (always a few degrees cooler up there!) during summer.
Araucaria Track (Brisbane Forest Park Information Centre)
2018
Very Easy
5km
90 mins
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
2017
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
I've done this walk a couple of times – once when it had been raining and once on a fine day. It was spectacular on both occasions but I have to say there was something magical about walking up through the mist and clouds!

I wasn't the fittest when I did this walk – stairs are a killer, the short climb at the top is fun!

It's very popular so it can be difficult to get a carpark if going there for the sunrise.

I have to add how disappointing it is to see people leaving their rubbish behind, both on the side of the trail and at the summit...