Olwyn

23 walks ticked

This Year

9
Number of Walks Ticked
41.2km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

23
Number of Walks Ticked
105.8km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains)
27 Feb, 2021
Hard
8km return
4 hrs
A great hike with some fun rock scrambling and views of Mts Tibrogargan, Beerwah, Tibberoowuccum and Tunbudbudla. Did the walk back along the Soldier Settler trail which made the whole hike 13kms.
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains)
21 Feb, 2021
Medium
1.7km return
1 hr
Loved this walk and will do it again. The trail was easy to follow, the ridge walk was quite pretty, the scramble at the end was fun, and the views excellent. A steepish start to the trail, which is uneven and has some loose rubble, nothing to worry about if you have good grippy shoes. Anyone of average fitness could do this trail. Even the scramble at the end could be done by a novice if they have someone experienced with them.
Mt Tunbubudla West (Glass House Mountains)
6 Feb, 2021
Hard
4.5km return
3.5 hrs
Eaton Rd is pretty much 4WD only at the moment due to some large churned up pot holes. The walk from the ‘car park’ to the base was pretty easy. Pink ribbon showed where to turn onto the single file track to the saddle. The first part of the climb was quite steep and lots of loose rocks. From the cliff face the path to the left is marked with blue ribbons. A large gum tree has fallen into the gully but we were able to use it to climb over and start on the last part of the track which has larger rocks and more trees. Added a stone to the cairn at the top. Coming down we found the steep loose part of the trail a little harder with frequent slipping hazards. Still a good mornings workout though.
Araucaria Falls (Main Range National Park)
30 Jan, 2021
Medium
3.6km return
90 mins
Nice walk and lovely waterfall. Instructions on how to get there are accurate.
Mt Castle Lookout (Main Range National Park)
30 Jan, 2021
Easy
960m return
30 mins
Easy walk and nice view.
Sylvesters Lookout (Main Range National Park)
30 Jan, 2021
Easy
940m return
20 mins
Easy walk and great views north towards Brisbane.
Mt Tunbubudla East (Glass House Mountains)
26 Jan, 2021
Hard
5km return
3.5 hrs
Took the trail that lead straight up. Easy to follow but quite steep and lots of loose scree. Lost the trail on the way down and ended up having to do a little rock scrambling. Enjoyable anyway.
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
23 Jan, 2021
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Jan, 2021
Medium
13km return
4 hrs
Nice walk through some pretty bush; rainforest, alpine and open eucalypt. Once we found the right trail it was easy to follow, but finding it was difficult. At the head of the trails is a notice board with a map and information. The Somerset Trail (that leads to the lookout) is the little path to the right of the notice board. The trail is packed earth with leaves and sticks over it; so it can be a little slippery if wet. There are a few uphill walks but anyone of reasonable fitness should manage it. My husband and I, in our 50’s, did the circuit in 3 hours.
Mount Tibrogargan Summit (Glass House Mountains)
29 Dec, 2020
Very Hard
2.7km return
2 hrs
Having done Mount Beerwah two days ago I can confidently say that Mount Tibrogargan is the easier of the two. The climbing section is a little shorter, the climb has lots more hand and foot holds, and the angle of the slope is a little less steep. A great climb but if you are inexperienced, like me, only go with a group of experienced climbers. Also take insect repellent, there were lots of mozzies!
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains)
27 Dec, 2020
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
Very hard climb at the beginning, quite steep and long. I couldn’t have done it without the help of more experienced climbers in my group. Once past the Organ Pipes it became a lot easier. I’m in my 50’s and above average fitness, but I lack confidence in climbing heights. Did the descent crab wise on my backside. I felt more relieved than elated when I finished. Glad I did it, but not rushing to do it again.
There are now toilets just a short way along the path from the car park.
Greenes Falls (Maiala picnic area)
25 Dec, 2020
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
28 Nov, 2020
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
I recommend doing the White Rock Ridge walk. Much more interesting than the White Rock Trail, it also has views of the CBD. The path is well signed, and from the top there are green arrows to a track that has a little scramble on to White Rock. The Ridge Trail is pretty easy as it’s not a steep hike, just be prepared that the trail is a little rough as some parts are rocky.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
22 Nov, 2020
Medium
6.5km return
3 hrs
Pretty rough track held together with tree roots and rocks, pretty steep too. But the view is fantastic.
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
15 Nov, 2020
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Nice walk, pretty easy path. South side of the mountain is quite pretty and has lots of birds. Took us 2 hours to get to the top and 1.5 to get back down.
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains)
7 Nov, 2020
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
Pretty easy walk, although there are quite a few steps. Probably not good for anyone with bad knees. Lovely views at the top of the Glass House Mountains.
Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock (Main Range National Park)
17 Oct, 2020
Hard
6.8km
2.5 hrs
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
10 Oct, 2020
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Wild Horse Mountain (Glass House Mountains)
4 Oct, 2020
Medium
1.4km return
30 mins
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
3 Oct, 2020
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins