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85 walks ticked

This Year

12
Number of Walks Ticked
114.3km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

85
Number of Walks Ticked
709.7km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
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.
Koondaii Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
27 Jun, 2020
Easy
3km 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
3 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
3 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!
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 (East Coast)
25 Dec, 2019
Hard
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 (East Coast)
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 (East Coast)
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.
Waterfall Bay (Tasman National Park)
24 Dec, 2019
Easy
4km return
1 hr
A wonderful walk to just stretch the legs! Wonderful wildlife along the way including wrens, parrots, wattle birds, wallabies etc. While it’s an easy walk along a gravel path, there are several sections with slight inclines and/declines. A great short walk to do while in the area.
Cape Hauy (Tasman National Park)
23 Dec, 2019
Medium
10km
4 hrs
Did someone say stairs??? As impressive as the cape is, to get there we climbed over 150 flights of stairs. It’s a wonderful part of the world with its cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean along with birdlife and the odd wallaby on the track in front of you. We measured 10.5km and did it in 3.5hrs. It’s a difficult walk because of the steps but anyone with a good level of fitness could do it comfortably. Take walking poles if you have them - makes it so much easier on the poor old knees...especially if you have a plastic and metal one!
Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach Circuit (Freycinet National Park)
21 Dec, 2019
Medium
11.5km return
4 hrs
What a wonderful hike! Starting with a climb up to Wineglass Bay for gorgeous views then a gozillion stairs down to Wineglass beach. Walking through the isthmus was really interesting for the vegetation then reaching Hazard’s Beach was a welcome sight with beautiful views & plenty of ocean breezes. We loved walking along Hazard’s beach but the walk back to the Carpark is long and hot. The loop is a great way to see a variety of flora and fauna but make sure you have snacks, plenty of water and a good hat.
Apsley River Waterhole and Gorge (East Coast)
20 Dec, 2019
Medium
7km return
3 hrs
A well signed Track with yellow markers. Saw some birdlife but less than expected. The walk along the riverbed was hard on the feet but was lovely walking through the gorge. Beautiful waterholes. There is a toilet and information shed just near the car park.
Whalers Lookout (East Coast)
20 Dec, 2019
Easy
1.7km return
30 mins
A great little walk to stretch the legs and see the whole of Bicheno. A well signed short gravel path up to the lookouts with terrific views.
Falls Circuit - Mt Field National Park (Mount Field National Park)
18 Dec, 2019
Medium
6km return
2.5 hrs
This loop track is terrific! Russell Falls is amazing & had a lot of water flowing over. About 200 stairs later, you get to Horseshoe Falls then a couple of kms later, Lady Barron Falls. The remainder of the walk has the biggest staircase I’ve ever seen - about 240 stairs and then an amazing walk through open forest where we saw some terrific birdlife. The visitor centre has a cafe, information centre, toilets and a gift shop.