Remy

24 walks ticked

This Year

8
Number of Walks Ticked
65.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

24
Number of Walks Ticked
114.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Box Forest (Lamington National Park)
3 Sep, 2020
Medium
10.6km
5 hrs
I was part of a group doing the Toolana Creek CCT walk, however we took a shortcut at one of the switchbacks and ended up on this track by accident. We wandered for about 10km before we realised our mistake, eventually completing the Toolana Creek CCT as planned.

I have left a detailed review on the Toolana Creek CCT page
Toolona Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
3 Sep, 2020
Hard
19.8km return
9 hrs
This is a great walk, HOWEVER. If you use the shortcuts at the switchbacks you’ll miss the track split from Box Forest CCT to Toolana Creek CCT. We wandered around Box Forest for about 2 hours (and added an extra 10km to our trip) before backtracking far enough to realise our mistake..

Total trip for our group was about 28km. We left the car park at 7.30am and got back at about 3.30pm

September is the right time of year for this one, not too cold, not too hot. I used 2 x 600ml bottles of water which was plenty. My fitness level is only about 5/10.

Note that the cafe closes at 2.30 so if you leave this one too late in the day you’ll miss out on lunch when you get back.
Mount Larcom Walk (Central Queensland)
1 Aug, 2020
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
3.5 hours return - 2hrs up 1.5hrs down (my level of fitness is only 5/10)
Winter is the best time of month to do this. Cool start and then ~20deg days are beautiful.
I did the walk on a Saturday morning, there was plenty of other walkers (the car park was almost full) and everyone was super friendly to one another along the track.
I used 2 x 600ml bottles of water which was enough given I did it during the cooler months.
The track is well marked with yellow and blue paint.
It gets windy at the peak so be careful!
Ghost Hole Track (Mt. Cootha)
15 May, 2020
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Nice easy track - nothing really left to see of the mines but cool to know about the work that used to go on here.
Powerful Owl Circuit (Mt. Cootha)
15 May, 2020
Medium
2.8km
66 mins
Hemmant Quarry Reserve (Queensland)
4 May, 2020
Very Easy
1.2km return
20 mins
Nice easy stroll. Good place to take the dog.
Sometimes there’s a bit of broken glass near the tables that overlook the water.
BCC are doing a burn off this winter (2020) so hopefully that will clear it up a bit.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
5 Mar, 2020
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
Too many leeches to enjoy this walk I’m afraid :(
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
31 Jan, 2020
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
4 hours return (my level of fitness is only 5/10)
I wouldn’t suggest doing it in summer - it’s too bloody hot!
I used 3 x 600ml bottles of water and wished I took more.
There were heaps of march/blowflies at the top. Take insect repellant!
Mt Petrie - Belmont Hill (Brisbane City council local walks)
11 Dec, 2019
Medium
2.3km one-way
2 hrs
Go early - it gets hot quickly up here.

Some of the track between the first and second peaks is quite scrabbley - a hiking pole is a good idea
Piper Comanche Wreck (Queensland)
21 Nov, 2019
Hard
7.5km return
5 hrs
This is a great track that requires some navigational skills.
Walk the main track to the rock mound and then turn left and head down into the rainforest. There are arrows gouged into tree trunks to aid navigation. If you get to the large fallen tree that you have to walk along and clamber under, you’re going the right way!

Don’t forget to sign the book that’s safely stored in the wreckage in the old ammo box.
Take plenty of water.
If there hasn’t been any rain you shouldn’t have issues with leeches.
Mt Warning Summit Trail (Mt Warning National Park)
6 Nov, 2019
Hard
8.3km return
5 hrs
Very hot in summer. Take lots of water.
If you have an average level of fitness like myself you’ll complete it in about 4.5-5hrs.
The view at the top is magic.
There are lots of big flies at the top so take insect repellant.

DON’T go up there in inclement weather. There are lightning rods attached to the viewing platform and people have died up there trying to camp during storms.
Mt Petrie - Belmont Hill (Brisbane City council local walks)
27 Jul, 2018
Medium
2.3km one-way
2 hrs
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
2018
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park)
2018
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
I recommend doing this at night. Take a torch (don’t shine it at the worms) and go for a wander - it’s beautiful.
Heaps of wildlife to see too (birds, snakes, frogs, the glow worms..)
Mt Petrie - Belmont Hill (Brisbane City council local walks)
14 Oct, 2014
Medium
2.3km one-way
2 hrs
Cudgen Creek Estuary (New South Wales)
2008
Easy
5.8km return
90 mins
Beautifully serene.
I recommend doing this one early morning just after sunrise.
Booyong Walk (Treetop Walk) (Lamington National Park)
Sometime...
Easy
800m return
30 mins
Minnippi Parkland Circuit (Queensland)
Sometime...
Very Easy
4km return
1 hr
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
Sometime...
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Secret Forest Walk (Queensland)
Sometime...
Very Easy
4.6km return
75 mins