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108 walks ticked

This Year

23
Number of Walks Ticked
244.0km
Total Distance Ticked

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108
Number of Walks Ticked
952.1km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Carlo Sand Blow to Poona Lake (Great Sandy National Park)
25 Aug, 2022
Medium
20km return
7 hrs
I completed this walk in reverse - starting at Bymien picnic area walking to Poona Lake then onto rainbow Beach. All up, the one way wall was just on 12km. Poona lake was full to the brim so I couldn’t even walk out to get a 360^ view! It was really beautiful to see it so full! The water was up to the walking track. The walk to Carlo Sandblow was really lovely - some really amazing fig trees, scribbly gums and hoop pines along the way. Incredible to see all of this thriving in sand! Lots and lots of birdlife too and I was lucky enough to see a lace monitor and a blue tongue lizard! Some up and down sections that got my heart rate up but towards the end, you start to see glimpses of the ocean and can hear the waves which was lovely. Carlo Sandblow is incredible - walking across this with full hiking gear was tough but the views were worth it! One day I’ll do the full great walk as it really is a beautiful area.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
23 Aug, 2022
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
A gorgeous day for one of my favourite walks. Plenty of birds and the spring flowers are all starting to come alive. Some water around in the creeks which is always great to see as well. The track is excellent, trimmed recently, well signed and easy under foot.
Egernia Circuit (D'Aguilar National Park)
18 Aug, 2022
Easy
1.5km return
30 mins
Completed this as part of a 10km walk - Egernia Circuit, Thylogale Track & Pitta Circuit. Started and finished at Jolly’s lookout. A terrific level walk with minimal steps. Pademelons, birds & a lace monitor. Very quiet & peaceful.
Thylogale Track (D'Aguilar National Park)
18 Aug, 2022
Easy
9km return
2 hrs
Completed this as part of a 10km walk - Egernia Circuit, Thylogale Track & Pitta Circuit. Started and finished at Jolly’s lookout. A terrific level walk with minimal steps. Pademelons, birds & a lace monitor. Very quiet & peaceful.
Pitta Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
18 Aug, 2022
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Completed this as part of a 10km walk - Egernia Circuit, Thylogale Track & Pitta Circuit. Started and finished at Jolly’s lookout. A terrific level walk with minimal steps. Pademelons, birds & a lace monitor. Very quiet & peaceful.
Tamar Island Wetlands (Tasmania)
29 Jul, 2022
Very Easy
4km return
1 hr
This was a lovely walk to do to fill in some time after checking out of our accommodation. Plenty of birdlife and beautiful scenery. We really dawdled and it took 45 minutes.
Marions Lookout (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
28 Jul, 2022
Hard
7.5km return
3 hrs
We started this walk at Ronny Creek, paused on Marion’s Lookout for a bottle of Veuve to celebrate our birthday then walked back to Ronny Creek via the wombat pool. Plenty of wombats and what us Queenslanders would call snow ❄️ ⛄️ It was an amazing experience to walk this in winter with snow falling 🥶🌟 just over 10km all up in under 3hrs.
Cataract Gorge (Tasmania)
26 Jul, 2022
Easy
1.6km one-way
45 mins
Linked this one with the Zig Zag track for a loop. Easy walk with some stairs. Lots of wrens and a pademelon. A short 3km but lovely views of the gorge.
Zig Zag Track (Tasmania)
26 Jul, 2022
Hard
1km one-way
30 mins
Linked this one with the Cataract Gorge track for a loop. Easy walk with some stairs. A short 3km but lovely views of the gorge.
Ships Stern Circuit (Lamington National Park)
15 Jul, 2022
Medium
21km
7 hrs
A really nice walk and nothing overly strenuous. Great views from the lookouts, lots of birdlife around and plenty of amazing trees and fungi. I started at the boot cleaning station just down hill from the ranger’s station and walked clockwise…until back at Binna Burra for a hot chocolate! Walked 2k back down the road to the car for the complete circuit of just over 20km. I’m not sure if I’ll do this one again… I think I prefer Toolona Falls Circuit, Coomera Circuit and the Warrie Circuit.
Sphinx Rock (Wellington Park)
20 Jun, 2022
Easy
3.5km return
1 hr
This is a terrific walk in the cooler weather. Nothing too difficult and some really cool plants/fungi to look at. We even saw a lyre bird on the track! The lookout is great and on the way back, we stopped at The Octopus Tree. A great short walk close to Hobart.
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
18 May, 2022
Medium
17.4km
6 hrs
Waterfalls, mud, creek/river crossings and more mud! This circuit took me just under 5hrs with a lot of photo stops for fungi and waterfalls. The track is very muddy at the moment but that was half the fun! My boots had to come off for a few water crossings as the water is flowing quickly and it’s still up in some sections. A really great walk to experience the magic of Lamington NP 🥾🌳🍄
Sphinx Rock and The Octopus Tree (Wellington Park)
29 Apr, 2022
Medium
8km return
2.5 hrs
Amazing walk through beautiful rainforest around Mt Wellington. The fungi were amazing - so many bright and unusual shapes. A gentle incline up Radford’s Track…Lower Sawmill is pretty steep and rocky but not an issue. The views from Sphinx Rock are terrific and the Octopus Tree is very cool! Going down Reid’s Track is pretty steep and rocky but worth it to see Silver Falls. Just over 8km all up.
South Cape Bay Track (Southwest National Park)
27 Apr, 2022
Medium
16km return
5 hrs
Even when Tassie has been dry for a while, this walk is beautiful. Fungi everywhere and beautiful breezes walking along the duckboards. The views are terrific from the cape…I can’t wait to do the full walk from Melaleuca. We completed this walk in 3 & 3/4hrs and that included a LOT of fungi photos 🍄🥰😊
Cape Raoul (East Coast)
25 Apr, 2022
Hard
14km return
5 hrs
This walk is just over 15km if you visit both lookouts at the cape. It’s an amazing walk but don’t underestimate the incline on the return walk! At a quick pace, it gets your heart rate up! The flora and fauna is wonderful on the track and today there was a colony of seals relaxing at the base of the cape. We completed the walk in just over 3hrs which included time to stop and take pics as well as having snacks. A brilliant walk with constant amazing views along the coast.
The Springs (Wellington Park)
24 Apr, 2022
Medium
5km return
80 mins
There are a few ways of getting to The Springs but we followed the tracks as listed above. A great walk for just over an hour…millions of fungi out and beautiful fern trees everywhere! A terrific short walk that’s very close to Hobart.
Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay (Lakeside Walk) (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
29 Mar, 2022
Medium
18km one-way
6 hrs
We started the Overland Track at Ronny Creek and completed it at Lake St Clair visitor centre on 30/03/2022 clocking up 86km. There is only 1 Overland Track walk and it’s the entire 85’ish km walk….not the one that stops at Narcissus and you get on the ferry to complete the journey!! The final 2 days walking were beautiful and I was so surprised to not see more people here. Camping on the beach at Echo Point was truly amazing and the sunrise that greeted us for our last morning on the track was nothing short of spectacular. Out of the 31 independent walkers who started with us, 9 of us walked out on day 7 to the visitor centre. I felt such accomplishment in walking the entire length.
Overland Track (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
24 Mar, 2022
Medium
63km
8 days
We started the Overland Track on 24/03/2022 from Ronny Creek. Day 1 was nowhere near as difficult as I expected…that was with rain, wind and freezing temps! The steps and chains to Marion’s lookout were challenging but we both managed well even with 17kg packs. We took 6 nights/7 days to walk the entire length and walked out to the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre on 30/03/2022 clocking up 86km. The entire walk was a wonderful experience and there just isn’t enough superlatives to add to sufficiently reflect my experience in this location!
Waldheim Forest Walk (Reynolds Falls Nature Recreation Area)
23 Mar, 2022
Very Easy
1km return
20 mins
This walk was absolutely beautiful. It’s luminous and has plenty of awesome fungi along the short walk. The history of the chalet is great and we even got up close with a huge wombat! Collage of fungi and the resident wombat uploaded.
Castle Hill (North Queensland)
2 Mar, 2022
Medium
2.5km return
1 hr
Start this one early to avoid some really hot temps. I walked from The Strand, straight up Gregory Street, then Stanley Street, Victoria Street, Stanton Terrace then onto Hillside Crescent before starting the goat track. Return trip to The Strand was just over 6km…there are a lot of stairs & they just keep giving! Amazing views & brilliant at sunrise 🌄