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15 walks ticked

This Year

14
Number of Walks Ticked
60.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

15
Number of Walks Ticked
68.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
Jul, 2020
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
This is a totally fantastic hike, and I highly recommend it. You climb up through Palm Gorge, South East Ridge, or Waterfall Gorge to a plateau with generous easterly views before realizing you're still not on the top! The summit is a spectacular spot for watching the horizon glow, and the valleys haze with mist.

There is lots of scrambling to access the top but no rock climbing.

I'd certainly go back!
Mount Superbus (Main Range National Park)
Jul, 2020
Hard
10km return
3 hrs
An enormous adventure! I came from the Emu Creek Road side, and the path was well-trodden with plentiful pink ribbons on trees to navigate until you hit the base of a watercourse which is when the 1km + vertical mudslide climb begins! Its a struggle but entirely adventurous.

You will more than likely get stung by Gympie Gympie plants. Don't wash it off with water, the fibres will spread across your skin and it will make the pain worse.

There is no view from atop South East Queensland's highest summit so that's a letdown but the exchange is the Lincoln Wreckage which is an upsetting scene of human disaster given the history. The engine fell to the bottom of the watercourse which is really unbelievable.
Mt Elimbah (The Saddleback) (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Medium
1.7km return
75 mins
This is smallest of the Glass House Mountains, and the track is well worn - -simple to find if entering from the car park.

This is more of a hill than a mountain and is only considered a mountain to encourage more tourism to the area, but it does have nice sunset and sunrise views. Shes a nice easy walk to a rewarding spot; nice for an afternoon drink or two (just take your trash with you)
Wild Horse Mountain (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Medium
1.4km return
30 mins
Both Mount Beerburrum and Wild Horse have these awful concrete pathways that annihilate your calves! I'd take scrambling up crumbly rocks any day.

The attraction here is, of course, the westerly view of all Glass House Mountains ranging from Elimbah up to Coochin and it really is spectacular at sunset.

Be sure to go in winter to get the ultimate sunset when the air quality is better!

Also, please take your trash with you... it isn't hard.
Mt Miketeebumulgrai (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Medium
1.2km return
70 mins
Easily the worst Glass House Mountain of all eleven. It is a decent enough climb if you're looking for some cardio, albeit quite crumbly in places so keep this in mind. The disappointment here is that there is more effort involved than reward as the views from the top are elusive due to the trees.

Still essential if you want to complete all (open) Glass House Mountains.

If you have a drone, bring it!
Mt Tunbubudla West (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Hard
4.5km return
3.5 hrs
This is a great climb with a beautiful view of the Glass House Mountains from Beerwah to Tibrogargan.

The National Park sees infrequent visitors from the mainstream tourist route as it is accessible by 4WD only, so the quality of wildlife is enriched and trash is scarce. The walk to is flat enough to stretch the muscles before the steepened scramble to the summit, which seems daunting from the first cliff face but is actually quite tame in retrospect. Going down is less frightening than going up.

Be aware of dirt bikers who might not see you coming around a corner! (They shouldn't be dirt biking in a national park anyway...)
Mt Tunbubudla East (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Hard
5km return
3.5 hrs
The National Park sees infrequent visitors from the mainstream tourist route as it is accessible by 4WD only, so the quality of wildlife is enriched and trash is scarce. The walk to is flat enough to stretch the muscles before the steepened scramble to the summit, which is very steep and very crumbly. Please be careful.

The buzzkill is, is that there are NO views from the top! So if you're willing to precariously bush bash to find a nice cliff face the only decent view you get is of the west summit as you're half way up/down the mountain which is, in it own right, unique ... but I came for vast views from summit tops ...

Be aware of dirt bikers who might not see you coming around a corner! (They shouldn't be dirt biking in a national park anyway...)
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Medium
1.7km return
1 hr
This is one of my favourite Glass House Mountains. There is no signage for Mount Tibberoowuccum, but its obvious track neighbours Tibrogargan and is a quick and enjoyable climb to the top before you have the summit in which you must rock climb in order to reach.

The views from the top are beautiful, providing 360 degrees of the surrounding Sunshine Coast Hinterland and a perfect view of Tibrogargan.
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Easy
3.5km return
90 mins
Although the views from the top are serene the horrid concrete path defeats the purpose of a bush walk, as I would prefer to simply scramble rocks and grab trees than walk up concrete.

I'd never actively go out of my way for Mount Beerburrum again.
Mt Coochin (East and West Peaks) (Glass House Mountains)
2020
Medium
2.8km return
2 hrs
Mount Coochin is one of the easier but more rewarding Glass House Mountains as it has two peaks with two different views and is a nice easy climb to the top. When you reach the most westerly summit there is a track to the eastern summit which is fun to climb down and up onto the eastern summit which personally, I prefer.

Apparently, popularity has grown for Mount Coochin in recent times, but weeds and trash are scarce so I wouldn't have known otherwise. This is what Ngungun used to be like, or so I am told.