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76 walks ticked

This Year

3
Number of Walks Ticked
29.5km
Total Distance Ticked

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76
Number of Walks Ticked
617.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Piccabeen Circuit (Conondale National Park)
14 Apr, 2021
Medium
3.5km return
1 hr
Completed this walk as a circuit with the Little Yabba circuit making it under 4km. Easy walk, well signed and easy to follow. We saw lots of birds, a wallaby and some small lace monitors.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
8 Feb, 2021
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Started just before 8 and took 3.5hrs to walk it. Saw a heap of wildlife - wrens, black cockatoos, fruit doves, lyrebirds, parrots, cat birds, whip birds, storm birds, wallabies and a snake (little skinny black one). Lots of stunning fungi out as well which are amazing to get up close to! The track is good although there are some sections that are so overgrown with weeds that you can no longer make out the path - especially near Mt Cordeaux and then crossing over the saddle heading to Bare Rock. Do this walk on a weekday if you can and avoid the crowds and noisy children. It was wonderful today and I think we saw less than 10 people.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
8 Jan, 2021
Medium
13km return
4 hrs
I’ve done this one a few times now and still love it. Yesterday we walked the entire loop in light showers which was beautiful! It was really interesting watching the rain and fog lift from up at the lookouts. We only had 1 leech - on my boot and was about an inch in size. Saw some wallabies and heaps of the usual birdlife - yellow robins, whip birds, log runners etc. we saw no one else on the entire track! So tranquil and refreshing.
Eastern Peaks Circuit Girraween (Girraween National Park)
22 Sep, 2020
Medium
40km return
3 days
An interesting walk around Girraween showcasing the massive granite rocks and millions of other smaller ones! The only drinkable water we saw during late September 2020 was at Racecourse Creek on day 1 between the Mt Norman day use area and Twin Peaks. The rest of the creeks were dry so, make sure you take your own as it’s limited supply.

We walked with heavy packs from Mt Norman day use area to the Bald Rock camping area on day 1. This is a great camping area - large sites, each with a table and chairs. Plenty of water available - we just filtered it then treated it.

Day 2 saw us heading to South Bald Rock. On the way, we stopped at Little Bald Rock which is an easy walk up with impressive views. We Then continued walking and tried to find the South Bald Rock bush camp but couldn’t! There were no signs along any of the track (due to a significant bush fire a year or so ago) and some of the trails were not visible due to regrowth and a lack of maintenance. After a few km’s of walking and trying GPS fire trails, we still couldn’t locate the camp so decided in the interests of safety (& after seeing the world’s largest brown snake) we would retrace our steps. We ended up bush camping back at the junction of the border trail and the airstrip trail Near Little Bald Rock which was lovely & peaceful.

The third day we returned to Mt Norman day use area via the way in. Slightly disappointing but we still clocked up 45kms and had a great time. We passed no one on the track on day 2 or 3 which was lovely. The next time we visit, it’ll be with a car and mountain bikes 👍🏻😊🌳
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
2 Aug, 2020
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Did this walk today at a leisurely pace whilst observing a lot of beautiful birds. It took us 4 hours with a 10 minute break at the summit. Plenty of overgrown weeds for the first couple of kilometres but it’s a great trail, not too demanding in any spot. Once you think you’re nearing the top, there are a handful of rock staircases that seem to just keep on giving 🤣 The views are amazing from the summit. I wouldn’t say it’s better or worse than Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock... they’re all wonderful and you just need to get out and do them all!
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
1 Aug, 2020
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Tackled this one again as show and tell for my partner! I really love this walk for the lush rainforests and birdlife. We walked the Mt Cordeaux, Bare Rock, Morgan’s Track then the Rainforest Circuit. Total of 15km. A wonderful morning out walking! Try to get to the mountain before 8am to get a park otherwise it’s too busy!
Rainforest Circuit (Main Range National Park)
1 Aug, 2020
Easy
1.6km return
25 mins
Added this circuit onto the end of Mt Cordeaux, Bare Rock and Morgan’s Walk to make it 15km. This is an easy loop with really lovely views out over Fassifern Valley.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
21 Jul, 2020
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Started at 9am which was really quiet on the track. Walked to Mt Cordeaux first then onto Bare Rock and Morgan’s Lookout. Although this is an ‘out and back’ track, it’s awesome! This is just as green and lush as any of the Gold Coast hinterland walks just not as crowded. The views are amazing. I saw heaps of birds getting around which was lovely - a wompoo fruit dove, whip birds, cat birds, albert’s lyrebird, wrens, robins etc. On the way back to the car, I also added on the Palm Grove Circuit (approx 4km) bit this was rather uneventful. Total was 17km in 4 hours with an elevation gain of 605 metres.
Palm Grove Circuit (Main Range National Park)
21 Jul, 2020
Easy
4.4km
2 hrs
Added this onto the Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock Hike just to add a few extra k’s on. This is a boring and overgrown track where you have to duck and weave through a number of overgrown/overhanging trees & weeds. There’s plenty of prickly weeds all along the track. It’s an easy track but full of weeds.
Cherry Plain to Burtons Well (Bunya Mountains)
29 Jun, 2020
Easy
6km one-way
2 hrs
We parked the car at Burtons Well and started with Mt Kiangarow first (this only adds 2.2km). This was terrific and we were able to see birds and wallabies on the track. Great views and we were the only ones on the track at 9am! We then walked to Cherry Plain via Ghinghion Lookout, Bottle Tree Bluff and Cherry Plain Lookout. These are all wonderful lookouts and well worth stopping at. Once at Cherry Plain, we walked along the roadway back to Burtons Well (about 2.4km). We found this quite dangerous with some cars not slowing down or veering away from us when passing, despite us walking as far left as possible. All up, an 11km walk in 3 & a bit hours.
Mt Kiangarow (Bunya Mountains)
29 Jun, 2020
Easy
2.3km return
1 hr
We parked the car at Burtons Well and started with Mt Kiangarow first (this only adds 2.2km) on our Cherry Plain circuit. Mt Kiangarow was terrific and we were able to see birds and wallabies on the track. Some really great views while walking up and when we got to the top. We then walked to Cherry Plain via Ghinghion Lookout, Bottle Tree Bluff and Cherry Plain Lookout. All up, an 11km walk in 3 & a bit hours.
Barker Creek Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
28 Jun, 2020
Easy
10km return
3 hrs
We parked at Paradise parking area and set off at about 9am keen to walk the whole circuit. However, a sign indicating maintenance works meant that the entire section between Dandabah, Pine Gorge Lookout and Tim Shea Falls was closed. We ended up walking from Paradise past Paradise Falls, Little Falls, Big Falls then to Barker Creek Lookout and returning on the same track until the Y junction (300 metres in from Paradise parking) then heading to Dandabah and back to Paradise parking area. A total of 11km in just over 3hrs but well worth doubling up here and there. We passed a lot of noisy tourists and screaming kids between Dandabah and Paradise, which was a shame because it is a really beautiful area that you could actually really switch off in. Others might not have the same experience as us when the full circuit opens again. The highlight for us was the views up towards Barker Creek Lookout - just beautiful. Especially when the wildlife started grazing and hopping around.
Paradise to Westcott (Bunya Mountains)
28 Jun, 2020
Easy
3.2km return
75 mins
We started this walk from Westcott campground. We walked from Westcott to Paradise car parking area and returned on the same track rather than walking on the road. It ended up being 6.1km and took us just under 2hrs - a very leisurely pace to do some bird spotting and marvel at the beautiful trees. Westcliff Lookout has some impressive views out to the west.
Koondaii Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
27 Jun, 2020
Easy
2.5km return
1 hr
Having set up camp at Westcott Camping Ground, we did this little circuit twice during our time camping. On both occasions, we walked the circuit clockwise. There is abundant birdlife & really beautiful views out to the west of the mountains. It’s an easy walk with some small sections of stepping up rocks but a well defined path.
Toolona Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
5 Jun, 2020
Medium
19.8km return
7 hrs
Started this walk at 9am and finished at about 2.30pm. We stopped and took lots of photos and to watch some birds foraging. This is a really lovely walk - nothing hard but there are some sections of rocks to walk over and often uneven/rocky trails. We walked clockwise (veering left at the first fork in the track after the bitumen section) which was awesome to see all of the waterfalls in this first 8 or so km’s. Lots of switchbacks but even going uphill was easy here. The last 7-8km’s is downhill and a very different landscape full of Antarctic beech trees. The entire walk is stunning and I can’t wait to do it again or make it longer and stay overnight in the area!
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
20 Apr, 2020
Medium
13km return
4 hrs
I really love this walk! Such a wonderful mix of flora and fauna. I always see a lot of birdlife as well as lace monitors. It’s a fairly easy going track with brilliant views over the valleys into Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams. Make sure you add on the 1km Piccabeen walk at the Carpark when you’ve finished the Somerset Trail. Can’t wait to get back out to do it again.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
20 Mar, 2020
Medium
13km return
4 hrs
Such a beautiful walk. Peaceful, lots of wildlife & terrific views. A well defined track with great signage. 13km in total but make sure you add on the Piccabeen Circuit (1km) which is also wonderful.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
9 Mar, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
My 4th time doing the walk. It was absolutely amazing with the rain and the waterfalls all flowing heavily! There’s so much water coming over every waterfall! Make sure you wear some gators to stop the leaches chomping at your ankles...they’re everywhere - even got some on my hands from touching rocks & trees.
Picnic Point to Table Top (Toowoomba)
18 Feb, 2020
Hard
12km return
4 hrs
Started this walk with a foggy morning at Picnic Point. It took under 2hrs to get the top of Table Top and the same to return. Beautiful and green the entire walk and at some parts, we hiked through metre high grass. There was a fair amount of rock scrambling once negotiating Table Top but it was enjoyable. The difficulty came from the humidity and then the constant hills on the return walk. I wouldn’t do this hike again but would walk the shorter Table Top mountain hike from the carpark at its base (3km return) at the end of South Street.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
10 Jan, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
This is beautiful at any time! My 3rd time and I’ll do it again. Saw heaps of wildlife today - heaps of land mullets (the world’s largest skink) sunning themselves everywhere, a Stephens Banded Snake (dangerously venomous apparently), wonderful birdlife (wompoo fruit dove, eastern spinebill. eastern yellow rosella, plenty of wrens, Australian logrunners, catbirds, rufous fantail, crimson rosella, Brown cuckoo-dove, honeyeaters, eastern yellow robins etc). This is such a wonderful hike with water still trickling over each waterfall. Only saw 2 other people on the track!