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83 walks ticked

This Year

10
Number of Walks Ticked
86.3km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

83
Number of Walks Ticked
681.7km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mickey Creek (Carnarvon National Park)
24 Jun, 2021
Medium
4.7km return
2 hrs
This is not a hard walk! Make sure you keep walking past the sign that says ‘end of formed track’. The track is clear to follow over the rocks and after a hundred metres or so, you will be up in the gorge! It’s impressive but Warrumbah is better!
Warrumbah Creek (Carnarvon National Park)
24 Jun, 2021
Medium
3.1km return
1 mins
This isn’t hard…the only slightly challenging part is when you are actually in the gorge and balancing on slippery rock ledges. I thought this walk into the gorge was amazing and better than Mickey Creek!
Boolimba Bluff (Carnarvon National Park)
23 Jun, 2021
Hard
7.1km return
3 hrs
Don’t let the ‘hard’ rating scare you off doing this walk! The majority of the walk is very straightforward. The steps are challenging but only because they’re all in one section - anyone with a reasonable level of fitness can achieve it. There’s plenty of areas to stop and get your breath back if needed. The view is brilliant. I just wish I hadn’t put this walk off for so long!
Moss Garden (Carnarvon National Park)
22 Jun, 2021
Medium
7.5km return
3 hrs
Always a beautiful walk! I remember years ago actually walking in the moss garden and touching the moss…I’m so glad we’re not allowed to do that anymore so as to keep it all ‘untouched’. It’s a beautiful part of Carnarvon!
Amphitheatre (Carnarvon National Park)
22 Jun, 2021
Medium
8.4km return
4 hrs
We did this walk after the Moss Garden and total km’s back to the visitor centre was about 10km. We were fortunate to have the ampitheatre to ourselves and were able to sit and marvel at the quietness & stillness. This is a must see when in the area!
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Jun, 2021
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
I just love this walk… whilst it wasn’t overly exciting today in terms of wildlife spotting, i just marveled at the scribbly gums and grass trees. It is a beautiful walk… I always add the 1km Piccabeen loop at the end as a cool down. 2.5hrs for the 13k’s.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
21 May, 2021
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
My 5th time walking this and it gets better each time! The fungi was amazing today - fantastic colours. I saw black cockatoos, wrens, catbirds, whip birds, yellow robins, wallabies, a whip snake and plenty more! I’ll upload a collage of the fungi from pics today 😊 🍄
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
3 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.
Mount Kiangarow (Bunya Mountains)
29 Jun, 2020
Easy
2.8km 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.
Westcliff Lookout (Bunya Mountains)
28 Jun, 2020
Easy
4.8km 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.