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72 walks ticked

This Year

18
Number of Walks Ticked
165.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

72
Number of Walks Ticked
549.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
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 Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
29 Jun, 2020
Easy
8.4km
4 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 walk (Bunya Mountains)
29 Jun, 2020
Easy
2.2km
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
4.7km return
2.5 hrs
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.