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27 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
9.2km
Total Distance Ticked

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27
Number of Walks Ticked
289.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Pages Pinnacle (South East Queensland)
14 Jan, 2022
Hard
6.7km return
2.5 hrs
Denham Falls walk (South East Queensland)
3 Jan, 2022
Medium
2.5km return
1 hr
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
19 Oct, 2021
Medium
4km
90 mins
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
13 Oct, 2021
Medium
4km
90 mins
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
13 Oct, 2021
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney National Park)
6 Oct, 2021
Very Hard
15km return
10 hrs
As many others have said, it is challenging but rewarding. Views are pretty awesome the whole way up and the track is fairly easy to find/assess although there are quite a few spurs which diverge. We found the last half of the climb thrilling. There are a couple of ranger's markers on the ascent at the moment, mainly at about 1/3 the way up and then at the final ascent through the exposed gully.

At the moment there are a couple of ropes on faces/steps about 2/3 of the way up to help haul yourself or packs. When you come to about the last 1/4 of ascent the peak can look intimidating, there is a lot of scrambling (borderline climbing) in an exposed rocky gully where the east face threatens you with falling. Wouldn't recommend in the wet without some ropes.

Descent was straightforward, there is a section about 1/2 the way down from the rum jungle, where the obvious track may seem to keep to the east of the south ridge. It actually diverges west and over some rocky outcrop. We took the east route and had to navigate west back to the main track (on an obvious track) at the base of a big fairly smooth rock face, with a big fallen tree on it.

Our group (young and fit) completed this route in just under 9 hrs return to Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, including time for exploring campsites, photography, eating and a swim. If we could do it again we would start an hour+ before sunrise.

Went through about 3.5L water each on a day with no cloud and high of about 30 degrees. Definitely take at least 4L each. It rained quite heavily ~4 days before, the gorge creek in the east-west saddle was running nicely while we were there, could definitely be used for a top up given recent enough rain.

Make sure you know what you are getting into when you attempt this route. Be adequately prepared physically, mentally and with your gear. There is not much shade on this ascent. Use the ranger's checklists for this walk.
Boolimba Bluff (Carnarvon National Park)
10 Jul, 2021
Hard
7.1km return
3 hrs
Moss Garden (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Medium
7.5km return
3 hrs
Amphitheatre (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Medium
8.4km return
4 hrs
Wards Canyon (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Medium
9.8km return
4 hrs
Art Gallery (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Medium
11.5km return
4 hrs
Cathedral Cave (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Hard
18.2km return
6 hrs
Boowinda Gorge (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Hard
18.4km return
6 hrs
Big Bend (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Hard
19.4km return
8 hrs
Carnarvon Gorge (Carnarvon National Park)
9 Jul, 2021
Hard
28km return
8 hrs
Barker Creek Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
4 Jul, 2021
Easy
10km return
3 hrs
Paradise and Little Falls (Bunya Mountains)
4 Jul, 2021
Easy
2.5km return
45 mins
Westcliff Lookout (Bunya Mountains)
4 Jul, 2021
Easy
4.8km return
75 mins
Koondaii Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
4 Jul, 2021
Easy
2.5km return
1 hr
Festoon Falls and Mcgrory Lookout (Bunya Mountains)
3 Jul, 2021
Easy
1.6km return
30 mins