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31 walks ticked

This Year

7
Number of Walks Ticked
114.3km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

31
Number of Walks Ticked
187.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
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.
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 and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
12 Apr, 2021
Medium
5km 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
Medium
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
Easy
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
Mount Kiangarow (Bunya Mountains)
1 Oct, 2020
Easy
2.8km return
1 hr
Looking dry but nice views on the walk and at the lookout. Saw eagles cruising the thermals. Watch out for ticks - we found a couple on us when we returned to the campsite.
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
21 Jun, 2020
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
A nice walk, nothing too strenuous except some stairs that get the heart going. Interesting to see the mountain from different angles.
Araucaria Track (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
2019
Easy
5km
90 mins
Moonlight Crag, Balancing Rock and Castle Crag (Lamington National Park)
Sep, 2018
Medium
7km
3 hrs
Amazing views and landscape. Got out to Castle Crag, steep cliff sides though - I wouldn't do it with kids.
Pats Bluff (Lamington National Park)
Sep, 2018
Easy
5.4km return
2 hrs