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13 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
24.2km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

13
Number of Walks Ticked
102.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Caboolture Rail Trail (Moreton Island National Park)
14 May, 2024
Easy
20.6km return
5 hrs
This is a well made walking track, 2m wide bitumen. There are a few picturesque rural scenes a bit off the track. But that's it really. The truck and traffic noise right next to the track is bewildering. If you live locally I could see this as a track to get in your walking exercise. But we travelled from Samford to try it, and it is not worthwhile travelling any distance to get to. It is not a BVRT. CJs Bakery at Wamuran is good for a pie and a drink. Sit on the back deck and look out to Mt Mee.
Deer Reserve SF - T1 (South East Queensland)
14 May, 2024
Medium
3.6km return
90 mins
The first 10 minutes or so take you through shady trees with a good canopy, plenty of birds and wallabies. You pass the Forestry Office, which may not be in use anymore by the looks of it. After that it is a fair walk on over-grown tracks through a large bare logged area, to the hoop pine forest. You probably need to watch where you put your feet. It looks like the track has been poisoned, but the dead grass is pretty thick.
Thylogale Track (D'Aguilar National Park)
14 Jun, 2023
Easy
9km return
2 hrs
An easy walk, level and shady, with a bit of rain forest and quite a few big, impressive trees. On the right, after leaving Jollys Lookout, maybe a few hundred metres in, is the shell of an old tree trunk showing the signs of the tree having been felled by loggers using axes and planks. Expect to spy pademelons.
Benarkin to Linville- Part of BVRT (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail)
4 Nov, 2022
Medium
18km one-way
Amama Walk (Amamoor State Forest)
8 Sep, 2021
Medium
2.2km return
1 hr
A good walk. Of interest are wild native macadamia trees and a bunya pine with climbing notches used by Aborigines to claim up and collect bunya nuts.
Brian Burke Reserve / House Mountain (South East Queensland)
15 Aug, 2021
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Despite what others may say, I reckon the western section is a leg burner. A good walk in the early morning; plenty of birds; the occasional wallaby.
Imbil Brooloo Rail Trail (Sunshine Coast)
27 Jul, 2021
Easy
9.6km return
3 hrs
This is a little gem. Easy; gradient so slight as to be unnoticeable; good surface. Native bush on one side, hoop pine plantation on the other. Birds, birds, birds; pademelons; signs of significant bandicoot activity; a few stray cattle. The bellbird habitat is the highlight; said to number well over 150. They are everywhere; in trees; in bushes; on the ground. Get straight to the bellbirds from the sign about 2km out of Brooloo, on the Imbil/Boorloo Road; take the dirt road and drive a few hundred meters where you will come across the rail trail and the bellbirds.
Booloumba Creek (Conondale National Park)
26 Jul, 2021
Easy
1km return
1 hr
There is a 2.2km loop walk - Day area 2 to Camp area 3 or vice versa - which runs along one side of the creek, then across, and along the other side. Use stepping stones to cross if you do not want to get wet feet. The track is easily followed. There are a couple of inclines but easy walking. It can be muddy after rain. Good thick vegetation; plenty of birds and goannas.
Park at day area 2; or at trail head in camping area 3, where the sign is (past the first few camp sites)
Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Loop (South East Queensland)
21 Jun, 2021
Easy
8km return
110 mins
Note - This is not a loop. You would have to return along the road to make it a loop. And take your life in your own hands. It is an easy walk through eucalyptus forest, with some views of Lake Samsonvale. No steep sections; no slippery sections. Keep a look out and you will find a few side tracks leading right to the water's edge. One way will take a bit under 1 hour. Bullocky Rest is a top picnic/BBQ spot.
Fernvale to Lowood - Part of BVRT (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail)
15 Jun, 2021
Easy
8km one-way
2 hrs
If you are short of time, it is worth walking the first kilometre or so from Lowood, to the back of the gold course, just to see the plantings which have been/are being established. They are native plants of many varieties, including some grevilleas which we have never seen before. AS real credit to those responsible. And when you return to Lowood have a pie at the bakery. The bakery has a huge assortment of fine pastries, cakes etc.
Postmans Track (South East Queensland)
8 Jun, 2021
Medium
4.8km return
50 mins
A pleasant walk at this time of the year, with plenty of bird life. And still the odd red bellied black snake looking for a little sun. There are a few steep climbs, and some sections of pebbles which could cause a slip or fall. There are a few wet patches after all the recent rain. You never get to see the lake from the tracks. Typical wet sclerophyll forest.
Brian Burke Reserve / House Mountain (South East Queensland)
5 Oct, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Taking the turn to the right, at the first sign, leads to two tracks, each with pretty steep slopes, which will increase the heart rate. They join up and then join the "left" track. The "left" track is longer but easier.
Piper Comanche Wreck (D'Aguilar National Park)
29 Sep, 2020
Hard
7.5km return
2 hrs
This may be the best walk in the Mr Glorious area. The main track is an easy walk, through rainforest and palms. There many many trees blocking the track. The walk down to the wreck is steep, and not well defined. Marking the way is a good idea. I have never seen pink tape. There are a few very small rock cairns along the way. I spent 20 minutes or so locating the right track back up the hill. Total time was 3.5 hours.