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74 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
35.4km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

74
Number of Walks Ticked
695.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
24 Feb, 2024
Medium
17.4km
6 hrs
Did this hike today in overcast and wet conditions with fine rain the last 7 klms. My gps watch said 25klms. Easy hike but long. Didn't have any problems with leeches only had one. Gave the socks and boots a good spray first with aeroguard and bushman's. Loads of waterfalls pumping and we counted around 20 Creek crossings of coomera Creek and its tributaries. Started in the dark at 5am and finished at midday.
West Canungra Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
27 Jan, 2024
Hard
18km
6 hrs
Hiked this today starting at 5am from car park and finishing in 6 hours. Plenty of water in the creek made for wet feet on the 8 or so creek crossings. Hiking poles definitely made for safer crossings. Nice scenery and plenty of blue lamington spiny crayfish about on the tracks. Some Gympie Gympie plants trackside made for a bit of discomfort. I didn't think the hike was as hard as suggested.
Larapinta Falls (Lamington National Park)
21 Oct, 2023
Medium
11km return
5 hrs
Did this hike today. Glad we went early as car park was full on returning. Bit of a scramble come rock hopping hike. Need to watch your feet on the tree roots and rocks and your head on the many trees and branches accross the track. Bit hard to get lost if you follow the creek. Did cross back and forth a few times. Surprised at the end on how spectacular larapinta falls are. We did it in 6.5 hours and my sat nav watch said 18klm.
Larapinta Falls (Lamington National Park)
21 Oct, 2023
Medium
11km return
5 hrs
Did this hike today. Glad we went early as car park was full on returning. Bit of a scramble come rock hopping hike. Need to watch your feet on the tree roots and rocks and your head on the many trees and branches accross the track. Bit hard to get lost if you follow the creek. Did cross back and forth a few times. Surprised at the end on how spectacular larapinta falls are. We did it in 6.5 hours and my sat nav watch said 18klm.
Mt Greville: Waterfall Gorge/Palm Gorge circuit (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
23 Sep, 2023
Hard
6.5km return
4 hrs
Third time up. Big day. Left car park at 6.45 am and got back to car at 1.15 am.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
15 Sep, 2023
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Second time I've done this but today I did a solo hike. From start to finish including many short breaks and a good 45 minutes at the top it took me 5 hours. Cool at the bottom at 6.30 am but very warm near the top and all the way down. Very steep most of the way and very dry. You need plenty of water.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
16 Jun, 2023
Medium
2.6km return
90 mins
Did the sunrise walk today. Nice heart starter but once the legs kicked in it was okay. Loads of people. Good track with a nice view at the top.
Lower Bellbird Circuit (Lamington National Park)
3 Jun, 2023
Medium
12km return
3 hrs
Early start at track entrance below information centre. We walked till it joined the ships stern circuit and decided to do that instead of heading back to Binna Burra. Up until that it was a easy pleasant walk under all the towering cliffs.
Ships Stern Circuit (Lamington National Park)
3 Jun, 2023
Medium
21km
7 hrs
Started out on lower bellbird track but changed to ships stern at lower Ballanjui falls sign. Bit of a slog for quite a few klms with the track going uphill gradually. Came across one angry baby black snake that took it's time moving off the track. Some amazing views along the way. Started at 6.30 am from below information centre and ended at information centre about 3.45 pm and covered about 21klms.
Gwongoorool Rock Pools (Lamington National Park)
20 May, 2023
Medium
6km
2.5 hrs
Nice easy walk down to the pools. Glad I took a jacket as it was quite cool at the rock pools. Not much light down there as you get closer to the creek. Nice spot for a rest and food. Not to hard going back up as the steps are pretty well spread out.
Rocks Circuit (Karawatha Forest)
1 May, 2023
Easy
3.4km return
45 mins
Nice easy walk with the dog. Loads of people about.
Mount Barney South East Ridge (Mt Barney National Park)
29 Apr, 2023
Very Hard
15km return
11 hrs
Hardest hike I've ever done. Left yellow pinch car park at 5.45pm and got back to car. 11 hours later. We covered 17klms of some pretty tough terrain. Fantastic views of the scenic rim all the way up and down especially of Mt Lindsay and Mt Ernest. Some very steep and challenging sections going up and many sections when your literally on the edge of huge drops. Coming down is also challenging and spent a fair bit of it on my bum. Awesome views at the top when we finally got there. A bit deceiving in places as you think your almost there when your not. Glad I've finally done it and had the best day doing it. The weather was for us perfect all day. Definitely wouldn't want to going up or down in rain or strong winds. Pays to have Sat navigation.
Mt Greville: Waterfall Gorge/Palm Gorge circuit (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
22 Apr, 2023
Hard
6.5km return
4 hrs
Early start 5.45 am at the car park. Good to go early as car park was full when we returned at 10.30 am. Hard slog from start to finish but worth doing with some lovely views along the way. 4.5 hours which was a good time with a few stops along the way. The beers chips and gravy at the Dundugan pub at Boonah went down well on the way home.
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
10 Mar, 2023
Hard
6.5km
2 hrs
Nice easy hike nothing to strenuous.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
11 Feb, 2023
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Lovely hike so many waterfalls and swimming holes. Bit of a longish hike for us older hikers. We did it anticlockwise and it was relatively easy getting down to the meeting of the waters and spending some time there for lunch and a bit of a dip in the water. Good spot for soaking tired feet. Bit of a slog from there back to canyon lookout car park. We took around 7 hours with quite a few breaks. We started before 6am and we were the only ones there (Just as we like it) luckily it was a shady track.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
22 Jan, 2023
Hard
9km return
5.5 hrs
Second time up. We did it in just under 6 hours. Very steep up and down most of the way. 4wd track back to the campsite is a bit of a killer very slippery with all the loose rocks. Most of the tracks are narrow with lots of loose rocks. Awesome day but tiring.
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
31 Dec, 2022
Medium
6.8km return
2.5 hrs
First night hike to see new year in. Bit slower in the dark lots of slippery rocks and roots. Got to top with 20 minutes to spare. Only saw faint flashes of the fireworks in Brisbane city 110klms away through the clouds. The clouds lifted about 15minutes to late. Back down and tucked up in bed by 4.30am.
Killen Falls (New South Wales)
29 Dec, 2022
Medium
3km return
20 mins
Short walk more or less just for a dip. Very busy very worn track.
Caves Track (Lamington National Park)
17 Dec, 2022
Medium
5.2km return
90 mins
Started at lower car park and walked down to information centre and started the walk there and avoided the road on the way back as the gets busy. Nice easy walk lots of views. Plenty of bird life.
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Lamington National Park)
4 Dec, 2022
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Nice easy walk. Lots of leeches about. Great view of Ballanjui Falls. Nice vantage points of Egg Rock Little Egg Rock and Turtle Rock. Also nice views of Advancetown Dam and Pages Pinnacle.