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39 walks ticked

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Number of Walks Ticked
10.4km
Total Distance Ticked

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39
Number of Walks Ticked
215.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Northbrook Mtn bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
11 Feb, 2022
Hard
10.4km
4.5 hrs
Walked in late afternoon and then left early the next morning (after watching the sunrise from the summit) so beat walking in the heat of the day. Did get cool at night even in February with a gusty breeze coming up the range, so was glad of the insulated air mattress in the hammock. Great spot, would have been good to see the view with less cloud and haze around.
Rainforest Circuit (Main Range National Park)
22 Sep, 2021
Easy
1.6km return
25 mins
Good walk for wildlife-spotting and right next to the highway!
Dr Roberts Waterhole (Girraween National Park)
21 Sep, 2021
Easy
1.4km return
30 mins
Nice walk, lots of wildflowers. It started to snow/sleet lightly just as we were getting back to the carpark!
Underground Creek (Girraween National Park)
21 Sep, 2021
Easy
2.9km return
1 hr
Amazing how the creek has carved it's way through the rock.
Castle Rock (Girraween National Park)
20 Sep, 2021
Medium
5.2km return
2 hrs
Granite Arch (Girraween National Park)
20 Sep, 2021
Easy
1.7km return
30 mins
Bald Rock Creek Circuit (Girraween National Park)
20 Sep, 2021
Easy
4km return
1 hr
Middle Kobble bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Aug, 2021
Medium
10km
5 hrs
South Kobble bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Aug, 2021
Very Hard
10km
6 hrs
Managed to find the site after a couple of corrections, initially we were too far east and came down the wrong ridge. Phone reception was sporadic so having a topographic map and compass was very useful. There are tracks at times but you can't always rely on them to take you in the right direction! Camp site was great with plenty of trees to hang a hammock and a lovely wide pool in the creek - fairly clean, but we did see pigs in the area so treat before drinking. Strenuous climb out the next day, nearly all uphill, which I wouldn't want to tackle in Summer.
Lepidozamia Remote Bush Camp (D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Aug, 2021
Easy
2.5km one-way
90 mins
Good camp setup with storm shelter and picnic table. Easy walk in and great views.
Upper Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
24 Jul, 2021
Medium
8km
3.5 hrs
A nice walk, fairly easy apart from initial steep hill, with shallow creek crossings. Water looking lovely and clear, and good bird life around. Camped at Yamahra, had intended to continue on to Barney Gorge Junction Camp the first night but trail is so overgrown it's non-existant (lots of vines and wild raspberry?) and trying to find our way got a bit dangerous with slippery unstable rock sections so we ended up turning back. The Yamahra campsite was crazy windy at night, camp is sited with nice eucalypts but it was a bit worrying with the sound of branches crashing around! Survived the night and managed to find the path for the circuit up Cleared Ridge: follow the Upper Portals track until it crosses over to the left of the creek (can be a bit hard to find again) then follow along the left side until it climbs a bit of a hill, and there should be another goat track that heads steeply up to the left. It isn't well maintained and there are alot of branches/trees over it. Very steep, I'd rate it Hard. Once you get up onto the ridge it's lovely with great views and shaded with eucalptus, casuarinas, pines & native grasses. You eventually come to mowed firebreak then it's easy to follow.
Conondale Great Walk (Conondale National Park)
8 Jul, 2021
Hard
56km return
4 days
Took the clockwise route as per National Parks suggestion although anticlockwise does seem more popular and might try that next time although it would make for a steep descent on the last day. Rained second day which brought leeches out - would advise bringing DEET & a groundsheet/tent footprint as campsites quickly get muddy. Appreciated my new gaiters! Nice walk with some lovely forest, treeferns in misty rain a highlight. Some decent size logs blocking the track in several places, be prepared to clamber/pole vault/limbo/bushbash. Firetower currently closed but was too knackered to tackle Mt Allan on the last day anyway. Definitely worth a revisit.
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
5 Jul, 2021
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
Purling Brook Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
12 Apr, 2021
Medium
4km return
2 hrs
Gheerulla Valley circuit (Mapleton National Park)
21 Feb, 2021
Hard
22km
6 hrs
Did as a 2 nighter: walked in to Ubajee, which is a basic scrub camp with plenty of campsites. A nice walk, although climbing the bluff Day 2 on a hot Feb afternoon with 15kg packs was probably not a wise choice.. Terrific views at Thilba Thalba, had the place to ourselves, would consider it for a shorter overnite hike in from Delicia Rd.
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
10 Dec, 2020
Hard
7.4km return
3 hrs
Forest regenerating after bushfires meant no canopy in trees but grass trees make for nice scenery. Alot of washout on tracks with alternate goat tracks made by walkers. So not an easy walk but not a long walk and waterhole makes it worthwhile! Lovely to cool down in after hiking in a pack. Campsite not very inspiring with fences and signs around but at least flat ground with trees and not too far from the creek for water. Lots of insect life including pesky marchflies/horseflies but mostly only at dusk and dawn, was cool to watch a cicada hatching from it's exoskeleton at night on a nearby tree. Were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves the first day, imagine it's popular on weekends though.
North Kobble bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Nov, 2020
Medium
20km return
8 hrs
Bush looking very dry and just a few puddles in the creek. Good bird and insect life though and scenic with native grasses along creek. Would be great after decent rains. Camp site very dusty and uninspiring but good seating area and logs, looking at other photos seems a different place when there's grass ^_^
The Northbrook River Trail (Northbrook Gorges) (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
15 Nov, 2020
Medium
6km
3 hrs
Nice walk with good breezes through the gorge. Water was a bit stirred up, lots of visitors being a Sunday. Would be a top spot when it's quieter midweek.
Cronan Creek Falls Track (Mt Barney National Park)
25 Oct, 2020
Medium
13km
5 hrs
Good campsites at Burbank & Forestry with trees, sandy ground, logs to sit on and creek nearby. Walk is mostly along firebreak road, so easy to follow. Waterfall and swimming hole at the end was a pleasant surprise, very nice tho water freezing!
Yellowpinch Summit (Mt Barney National Park)
25 Oct, 2020
Medium
3km
1 hr