Olwyn

37 walks ticked

This Year

23
Number of Walks Ticked
135.7km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

37
Number of Walks Ticked
204.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Joyce Summit Walk (South East Queensland)
24 Jul, 2021
Medium
12km return
5 hrs
Did the track clockwise, along the shoreline then turned right to go up the ridge line. Quite steep in parts, particularly just before the summit, but the path is pretty straightforward, no rocks to scramble. Lots of bird life and pretty bush, although the fire trail on the return circuit was a bit boring.
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
10 Jul, 2021
Medium
7.4km return
3 hrs
Really enjoyable hike. Barney Creek has plenty of water in it at the moment due to recent rain and the hopping stone crossing was partly under water. We took out boots off and waded through; freezing but fun. Fun little squeeze through the ‘portal’ to the waterhole on the other side. Will have to return in summer.
Mt Nebo Lookout Track (D'Aguilar National Park)
27 Jun, 2021
Easy
7.5km return
2.5 hrs
Easy return trail with gentle incline.
Mount Maroon Caves (Mt Barney National Park)
20 Jun, 2021
Hard
5km return
4 hrs
Downloaded a track that turned out to be a line on a map. There was no track, just hard slog bush bashing. I didn’t think the views from the caves were any more spectacular than those from the summit. I think there may be another, easier, track further up the trail than the one I used, that just goes to the caves and back. The scramble up the western end was quite challenging but rewarding. Next time I think I’ll just go up and back on the official trail!
Mount Cooee (Glass House Mountains National Park)
5 Jun, 2021
Medium
4.5km return
2.5 hrs
Fun little hike. Took the ‘straight ahead’ route which is straight through the trees. The entrance is a little hard to see at first but if you look through the trees you should see pink tape ahead. Some nice views on the way up and some fun little scrambles. The rock surface is quite rough and ‘grippy’ and the incline not very steep.
Mt Coochin (East and West Peaks) (Glass House Mountains National Park)
5 Jun, 2021
Medium
2.8km return
2 hrs
Mt Coochin is a hidden gem! Superb views of the nearby Glass House Mountains.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
22 May, 2021
Hard
6.5km
4 hrs
What an enjoyable hike! It has some challenges, such as the loose scree on the ascent, but the views are spectacular. Start the hike from the campground, the trail starts on the left just before the creek and is marked with a pink ribbon, which is helpful because the track is very faint and narrow and doesn’t look like anything. There are no more markers so you need to keep an eye out as the track can be hard to find at times. We used a downloaded map. It took 40 minutes to do the first ascent, then around 20 minutes to the first (North) peak. The total hike took around 3 hrs 40 mins plus time for breaks.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
15 May, 2021
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Beautiful hike with waterfalls or rapids every ten minutes or so. Moderately easy track. Took us 5:5 hours including morning tea and lunch break. 19 kms total circuit starting and finishing from Tallanbana Picnic Area. Perfect weather on the Gold Coast today. Well worth it.
Mt Tinbeerwah (Sunshine Coast)
8 May, 2021
Easy
1km return
45 mins
Pretty easy walk for a great 360 view.
Kondalilla Falls Circuit (Kondalilla National Park)
8 May, 2021
Medium
4.7km
2 hrs
Pretty easy trail with lovely views around the Rockpool and waterfall .
Mt Greville: Waterfall Gorge/Palm Gorge circuit (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
26 Apr, 2021
Hard
6.5km return
4 hrs
Great walk with some lovely views along the way. Hardest part was descending Palm Gorge due to the many fallen palm fronds which are slippery. We downloaded a map which is essential as the trail is not signposted after the first 400 metres. Took 5 hours including two snack breaks. The advice to keep left at the ‘waterfall’ rock blocking Waterfall Gorge is correct. We ended up following the more obvious trail to the right and had to backtrack.
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
18 Apr, 2021
Hard
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
Great hike with a bit of everything. Glad I brought my hiking gloves for the chain section.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
10 Apr, 2021
Medium
4km
90 mins
Lovely walk. Just did the Twin Falls circuit today. Lots of water per all the falls due to the recent heavy rains, but a lovely sunny day to enjoy it.
Kosciuszko Summit (Kosciuszko National Park)
9 Mar, 2021
Medium
13km
5 hrs
Took the Kosciusko Express Chairlift to the start of the summit walk, which is 13km round trip. Easy path although some sections are steep. There are toilets not far from the summit. The day I went the weather was fine, although the wind was quite cold as soon I stopped moving. Great to have hiked to the top of Australia.
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains National Park)
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 National Park)
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 National Park)
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.