ChasingWaterfalls

17 walks ticked

This Year

5
Number of Walks Ticked
23.8km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

17
Number of Walks Ticked
87.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains National Park)
27 Jun, 2021
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
I wouldn’t call this walk ‘easy’. I’m not unfit but I found going up was quite hard, I had to stop a few times and have some water/catch my breath. There were people doing it in jeans, thongs, I even saw one lady in a suit jacket! Definitely recommend that you wear proper clothes and walking shoes. Took me 25 mins going up, much quicker coming down as I didn’t need to stop (forgot to time it though).
View from the top was great, didn’t want to come back down. I think next time I will come back for sunset.
I parked at the school at the end of the road, added a couple of kms to the walk.
Thought it would have been busier being a Sunday but wasn’t too bad.
Pine Hill (South East Queensland)
29 May, 2021
Easy
7km return
2 hrs
I had planned to do the blue track return but I ended up doing the circuit - blue > white > red. (12.6km, 2hr 40min, stopping for a few photos and water along the way). Portaloo at both ends of the blue track is handy.
Very pleasant walk, I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it :) The Dam is quite low at the moment though. Closed in shoes are a must, the white track had lots of fire ants on the track. Didn’t see any koalas unfortunately :(
A very nice walk and I will do it again 👍🏼
Wappa Falls (Mapleton National Park)
9 May, 2021
Easy
200m return
15 mins
Wouldn’t call this a walk, the car park is right at the falls. But seems like a nice swimming spot. Was quite busy.
Gardner's Falls (Sunshine Coast)
9 May, 2021
Very Easy
800m return
30 mins
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
26 Apr, 2021
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
I’ve done this walk many times now, it is one of my favourites. I don’t do the circuit, once I get to the lookout, I turn around and come back the same way, it is a much more pleasant walk. Just under 15km and 3hrs. For the comments about it not having adequate signage and getting lost etc... Um what?! It’s one of the easiest tracks I’ve followed! Not sure where people are getting lost 🤔
Anyhoo. Great track. Long but worth it. Few hills that get the heart pumping. Definitely not an “easy” walk as most others have said.
Ironbark Trail (Eumundi Conservation Park)
2 Aug, 2020
Medium
10.2km return
2 hrs
Nice walk, was 10.10km from the car return. Hasn't been raining much but track still wet and muddy. The boggy section isn't boggy anymore as they have raised it and laid gravel.
Got a bit confused at the first gate, the instructions weren't very clear. So to anyone else confused, cross over the gate and then turn right, follow the sign that says "North Arm-Yandina Creek Road gate".
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Jun, 2020
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
Watch out for idiot 4WD'ers who obviously think it's funny to purposely drive through a deep puddle while I'm standing next to it at the bottom of the first lookout. He purposely detoured into the water when there was clear road without any water on it, completely covering me in dirty muddy water from the knees down. Thanks mate!

Besides the unfortunate event above, this is a fabulous walk. 7km to the lookout, then 6km back. I preferred the 7km section so next time i will go back the way I came. Also do the 1km Piccabeen Walk first then carry on to Somerset Circuit (I did it after but was kind of over it by then). It was busier than I thought it was going to be, and there were a few large loud groups that i couldn't get away from so that sort of ruined the serenity at times, but when I couldn't hear them carrying on it was wonderfully peaceful (until you hear a motorbike!). I will definitely do this walk again but will aim for mid week next time. Also the drive up there is great too.
I did this walk in walking sandals as my walking shoes broke yesterday, the sandals were fine even with the rain we'd had lately.
Baxter Falls - Southern Approach (Kondalilla National Park)
20 Jun, 2020
Medium
7.6km return
3 hrs
I did this walk with my 65 year old parents. It had been raining and even rained a little bit when we were walking so the track was muddy and slippery in parts. I was a bit worried about coming back up as the decline seemed to go on for ages but it was actually fine and I wasn't puffed at all (although I did have a couple of rest stops waiting for my folks to catch up). It took about 2 hours and just under 7km. Was a very enjoyable walk and the waterfall was great at the bottom.
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Coot-tha)
13 Jun, 2020
Medium
5.3km return
75 mins
I did the Summit Track on the way up and Mahogany Trail on the way down (I parked at the beginning of JC Slaughter Falls picnic area). All up was 5.5km and took me 1 hour (not including stopping at the lookout at the top). The Summit Track was busy, lots of small children and dogs, so is not a very peaceful walk if you're looking for that. Mahogany Trail on the way back had less people but is more of a rocky track (good for mountain bike riding I would expect). The lookout was VERY busy but a great view of the city. Glad I've done it but probably won't do it again as I like my walks a bit more peaceful and in nature.
Mahogany Trail (Mt. Coot-tha)
13 Jun, 2020
Medium
2.6km one-way
40 mins
I did the Summit Track on the way up and Mahogany Trail on the way down (I parked at the beginning of JC Slaughter Falls picnic area). All up was 5.5km and took me 1 hour (not including stopping at the lookout at the top). The Summit Track was busy, lots of small children and dogs, so is not a very peaceful walk if you're looking for that. Mahogany Trail on the way back had less people but is more of a rocky track (good for mountain bike riding I would expect). The lookout was VERY busy but a great view of the city. Glad I've done it but probably won't do it again as I like my walks a bit more peaceful and in nature.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Hell's Gates (Sunshine Coast)
2019
Easy
5.4km return
90 mins
I live in Noosa, I've done Hells Gate many times. Lovely walk but always very very busy and I usually avoid these days as I can't be doing with the crowds.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
2019
Medium
2.6km return
90 mins
I've done Mount Coolum many times. Always very busy. Lots of rocky stairs but great view at the top :) Doesn't take long to get up there but it is a hard climb.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Medium
4km
90 mins
I love Twin Falls, done this walk many times.
Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
I love Natural Bridge/Arch. Done this walk many times. Usually busy though.
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
Goomoolahra and Rainbow Falls (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Medium
6km return
Done Rainbow Falls a couple times. It lives up to it's name :) Very enjoyable.