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61 walks ticked

This Year

7
Number of Walks Ticked
77.7km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

61
Number of Walks Ticked
458.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
20 Apr, 2020
Easy
13km return
3.5 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
Easy
13km return
3.5 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
Medium
17km return
5.5 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
Medium
17km return
5.5 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!
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
9 Jan, 2020
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
A must do when in the area. Amazing views - even when hazy. Terrific birdlife and a bitumen path the whole way.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
9 Jan, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Started at the Settlement Camp Ground and walked across the very green paddock to the parking area and information hut at the Gwongorella picnic area. There is good signage all the way to Purling Brook circuit. We walked clockwise, stopping at the lookouts and onto Warringa Pool. Still plenty of water for a swim but just trickles coming over Purling Brook Falls. A beautiful location to see some wildlife - lace monitors, big black shiny lizards (land mullets), plenty of birdlife as well. A total of 8.1km return to the campground in 3hrs at an extremely leisurely pace spotting wildlife.
Cape Raoul (Tasmania)
25 Dec, 2019
Medium
14km return
5 hrs
Completed this walk today...amazing! An absolute must do when in Tasmania. My GPS had the Cape at 7.5k. So, the return trip ended up at 15km. The hike is relatively easy but does have a few switchbacks & staircases when descending after the initial lookouts. When you get to the Cape, the lookouts are fantastic and we were lucky enough to see seals and two abseilers on the dolerite columns. The plant life is incredible and all of the wildflowers were out really adding to the experience. This is my favourite hike so far on the east coast. On the way back, I also completed the Shipstern Bluff hike which added on another 8km - well worth doing as well.
Shipstern Bluff (Tasmania)
25 Dec, 2019
Medium
8km return
3 hrs
Completed this walk today after the Cape Raoul hike. Shipstern Bluff added 8km to my hike making the total 23km. Shipstern was great going downhill and I got to the Bluff in about 30mins from the Lookout but going back up nearly wrecked me. It was hot and tough going but I didn’t want to leave the area without going. It’s a beautiful part of the coast and I’m so glad I was able to manage both hikes in one day. All up, 6hrs of hiking for the 23kms. I loved the addition of the seats on the way - some really great designs.
Coal Mines Historic Site (Tasmania)
24 Dec, 2019
Easy
5km return
90 mins
This was an easy and interesting walk around the old Coal Mines site. Not much of the buildings remain but the illustrated signs give you an idea of how the buildings once looked. Some areas have been restored quite well. A wonderful area to explore on a quiet day.