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19 walks ticked

This Year

15
Number of Walks Ticked
76.3km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

19
Number of Walks Ticked
76.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
11 Sep, 2020
Medium
8.2km
4 hrs
Took 2.5 hrs. We went while its cloudy and I wouldn't recommend doing that as all of the views suffered. Bird life was impressive. Governors chair lookout was very nice and you can drive there. This walk wasn't very stimulating for me.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
11 Sep, 2020
Medium
6.5km return
3 hrs
The dam on the way in is so daammm fine! After crossing it the walk starts. It took us 1 hr each way and there was no scrambling. There isn't much flat bits it's like walking up a very long hill. Not as steep as Mt Beerburrum though. The view at the top is impressive and would be great for sunrise and sunset except the dam gate closes at times that would prevent this I imagine. I won't do this one again but this side of the dam is a nice spot for a picnic.
Table Top Loop (Toowoomba)
9 Sep, 2020
Hard
2km return
2 hrs
Did this 3 times. 19 minutes up and 2 days before 22 minutes up. View is good. Scrambling is fun. There is optional rock face climbing too. I wouldn't bother from picnic point that seems ridiculous. However, you will need a decent car to get to the base via Table Top drive. Lots of pot holes, gravel road and steep. Otherwise park at the top of that drive and walk 400 meters down. Take good grip shoes you will need them did this in worn our runners the first time and it was very unstable. Without sounding arrogant I like to use this as a pre gym cardio when it's too windy for soccer.
Mt Tinbeerwah (Sunshine Coast)
3 Sep, 2020
Easy
1km return
45 mins
Short and easy. Great for sunrise. As usual watch out for suicidal marsupials.
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
2 Sep, 2020
Hard
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
This is awesome!! Did Mt Nindery the day before and Mt Greville the day before that. but not sore. It was just under 35 minutes up from Carpark at good pace then 20 minutes back. Lots of Scrambling like Mt Warning. There is a chain in parts but it hurts to use it if you injured your "left" rotator cuff. There are lots of stairs too. A local couple in there 50/60s said they climb it once a week! Views are great. If you have average fitness I would allocate at least 90-120 mins. Need good grip shoes.
Mt Ninderry (Sunshine Coast)
1 Sep, 2020
Medium
3.3km return
1 hr
Short and sweet walk. View from eastern lookout is insanely good for the little invested time getting there. I would do this again for sunrise photography or if I'm passing by Coolum. Even pre gym cardio :)
The Northbrook River Trail (Northbrook Gorges) (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
1 Sep, 2020
Medium
6km
3 hrs
Beautiful but cold! Water 2 metres deep in parts that you will need to go through. Definitely doing this again. Not sure if there will be leeches when it warms up. Lots of gramable spots! Bring sealable bags for phones etc... we parked at the hairpin bend and then walked across the road then over the guard rail then there is a well defined dirt path down to the bottom. Once you reach there travel upstream to find the gorges.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
31 Aug, 2020
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
We got lost many times and it took 5.5hrs return. The lack of view at the top was anticlimactic surrounded by trees. There is NO! climbing on this walk only scrambling however, we mistakenly climbed up then back down two semi dangerous wrong paths. Despite all of this it's still one of my favorites!! We started from waterfall gorge (we climbed up a narrow mini gorge like path on the right hand side inside waterfall gorge don't do this! Instead keep left.) The view at the top of waterfall gorge after a hundred metres or so was priceless and very grammable! From there to summit you will need to follow the cliff in a clockwise direction if you follow the path anti-clockwise you will need climbing gear.
We came back via palm gorge which is also magnificent.
We had heaps of water and food.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
22 Aug, 2020
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
I found the first part of this walk to be dry and unpleasant the scrambling was fun as usual even though it was 35km winds! The ugly weather station and chopper pad at the top was a turn off. Hard on the knees coming back. It took 1hr
40min up and 1hr 20min down I'm not in a hurry to do this again although I'm glad that I experienced it at least once.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
14 Aug, 2020
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Loved this one! Did Mt Mitchell the day before so a tiny bit tired. But had some bananas which was good fuel. It was about 4hrs return with some nice scrambling. You will need reasonable fitness for this and good grip shoes. There were two of us and we took just under 2 litres of water which was just enough. View was amazing and will definitely do this again! Mt Greville had no view but was incredible and Mt Cooroora was awesome too! My favourite 3 so far. They put out orange arrow markers the same day.
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
13 Aug, 2020
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Fairly easy walk just like Mt Cordeaux. Much more dry at the start and some fire damage. View was magnificent. 3 hr return.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
9 Aug, 2020
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
Short and gorgeous! Cant wait to see sunrise and sunset here.
Emu Mountain (Mt. Peregian) (Sunshine Coast)
9 Aug, 2020
Easy
1.6km return
1 hr
The sunsets here are divine!
Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock (Main Range National Park)
8 Aug, 2020
Hard
6.8km
2.5 hrs
Walking no scrambling. Saw a lyrebird, stinging gympie. Get there before 10am if you want a park. Found to be a much nicer journey than Mt Mitchell across the road. Barerock is nice while Morgans walk was short but average.
Cascades Circuit (Main Range National Park)
22 Jul, 2020
Medium
7km return
3.5 hrs
Beautiful Circuit! Many nice areas for swimming if it's hot.