Sunnygirl

5 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
29.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

5
Number of Walks Ticked
53.0km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Daves Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
30 Jun, 2021
Medium
12km return
4 hrs
This turned out to be one of my favourite hikes to date. Loved the change in landscape and variation of vegetation. Was a rainy day with some soft mist which was beautiful, and with very few others on the track, it felt like you were the only person on earth walking among the giant red cedars and lush rainforest as well as the more exposed spaces with stunning views to the surrounding mountains, cliffs and hillsides. No leeches!
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
16 Apr, 2021
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Starting from Canyon Lookout and hiking in an anti-clockwise direction, this is a beautiful hike, so many waterfalls after considerable recent rain. This is a 14 klm circuit that's mostly shaded with some areas, primarily at the bottom, a little muddy - didn't see any leeches. The circuit leads you through rainforest and bush with many spectacular waterfalls (two of which you can walk behind) and several creek crossings that were manageable without walking through water if preferred (though would depend on recent rain), by taking a little care and rock hopping. A good proportion of the hike has loose rocks and roots on the path which is quite easy to follow. We only saw about a dozen others during the hike and we took about 6 hours to complete the circuit, however, we didn't rush it and this included half an hour for lunch mid-way and many stops for photography along the way. Moderate fitness required particularly for the hike back up. Loved this hike and will do again.
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
Sep, 2020
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Enjoyed this walk, but, I personally prefer the Mt Cordeaux experience over this one. Started about 9:00am and found it quite warm as you are on the incline from the start and in full sun until you reach the western side. The vegetation (mostly weeds) in parts in the earlier part of the hike was head high or more and there were some prickly plants to be aware of. Once you wind around to the back side of Mt Mitchell the track flattens out a little, is quite narrow in places, and you will experience some quite beautiful views from this aspect. We were pretty happy to see a lyre bird only a few meters from the track. The views from the top are spectacular, however, for someone such as myself who struggles with heights, the very end of the walk (stairs and razorback) was unfortunately somewhat of a struggle.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
Sep, 2020
Hard
13km
4.5 hrs
We really enjoyed this hike - set out from the Cunningham's Gap car park at about 8:30am and enjoyed the steady incline through the rainforest on the clearly marked trail up to the lookout at Mt Cordeaux. Stunning views and blooming bush flowers on a beautiful, fine spring day. Continuing on to Bare Rock and Morgan's Chair were worthwhile additions to the Cordeaux walk and is relatively flat. This is not a difficult hike, however, reasonable fitness for this length of hike will enhance enjoyment. Once reaching Mt Cordeaux, there's a number of places to stop and take in the views and have a bite to eat including Bare Rock and Morgan's Chair.