Jim Craigen

9 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
4.7km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

9
Number of Walks Ticked
43.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
17 Jan, 2020
Medium
1.4km return
40 mins
This is certainly a steep walk and there are no level sections to give a break, it is steep or steeper all the way. However it is not a climb, there is no hand-over-hand stuff, just steep walking on concrete paving all the way. My partner and I are in our mid 60's and low to average fitness and we managed by taking it slowly. If you, like me, tend to avoid Glass House Mountains due to a fear of heights I would recommend this one. I have a paralysing fear of high, open spaces - will NEVER attempt Tibrogargan or Beerwah - but this one was no problem.
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains)
11 Jan, 2020
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
As I type this walk has been ticked 148 times so it's popular, and with good reason. I note other comments suggesting joining the Tibrogargan and Trachyte circuits. Probably a good idea, I was tempted, but mid January in Brisbane (temp 34, humidity 65%) I decided discretion is the better part and just did the walk around Tibrogargan. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk, met a small goanna on the path. Out of curiosity I went up the summit track to the point it starts getting seriously steep, took one look at it and my stomach started hollowing out!! If you're up for it I admire you, it's not for me.
Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park (Queensland)
30 Dec, 2019
Easy
4.4km return
1 hr
Nice easy walk, tracks are clear and well sign posted, mostly flat, some gentle hills. If you want something more energetic I suggest Bunyaville Conservation Park in Everton Hills, similar vegetation but steeper tracks and deeper gullies.
Guided by other comments I entered via Phelps Rd, but don't do what I did and drive along Caboolture River Rd expecting a sign to Sheep Station Creek Park. There is no signage until you arrive. You need to look for Phelps Rd - which is easy enough.
Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Loop (Queensland)
20 Dec, 2019
Easy
8km return
110 mins
Nice easy walk if you feel like blowing a few cobwebs away but only have a couple of hours to spare. From Forgan Park to the main walk it's either along the base of the dam wall (ok now as water level low from drought) or along the road (if it's wet). I usually leave out the last approx 1.5km to Forgan Cove (sign posted) and take the track to the left, then the first left again which returns to Forgan Park. Starting from Bullocky Rest that's about a 5km circuit.
Carole Green Walkway (Queensland)
15 Dec, 2019
Very Easy
1.6km return
20 mins
Easy 1.3km walk on sealed (bitumen) track and raised boardwalks. Information plaques at several places are excellent if, like me, you're interested to learn what is growing in each of the zones (dry eucalypt, wet eucalypt, mangrove). Unlike previous comment I didn't find any mossies.
Boondall Wetlands Bikeway (Brisbane City council local walks)
14 Dec, 2019
Easy
13km
3.5 hrs
I've done both the 2km circuit walk around the wetlands and the 8km bike ride to Nudgee Beach. Both enjoyable, not difficult being mostly flat, the new visitor information centre is well worth a look with good info aimed at both adults and kids.
Boronia Trail , Mooloolah River National Park (Sunshine Coast)
10 Dec, 2019
Easy
4.2km return
2 hrs
Did the full circuit, a bit over 8km. About half the distance is low scrub so fully exposed to sun, so take water and a hat in hot weather. Not spectacular scenery but a pleasant walk.
Boronia Trail , Mooloolah River National Park (Sunshine Coast)
10 Dec, 2019
Easy
4.2km return
2 hrs
Did the full circuit, a bit over 8km. About half the distance is low scrub so fully exposed to sun, so take water and a hat in hot weather. Not spectacular scenery but a pleasant walk.
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands (Queensland)
Sep, 2019
Very Easy
3.8km return
1 hr
Great place to walk the dog - strictly on leash of course. The well formed board walk is an easy 2 - 3 km circuit with several information boards along the way. Combination of salt and fresh water vegetation. I recommend getting off the board walk and onto the other clear tracks in the area, which give much wider variety of vegetation and plenty of kangaroos. While these tracks are clear and easy to follow they are not marked, but it's ok to walk them , just keep on the track and keep the dog on leash - I checked with a ranger.