7 walks ticked

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
22 Oct, 2021
6 hrs
This is a spectacular walk especially for those who love waterfalls. There's numerous waterfalls with the first at the Coomera Falls Lookout where you can take in a beautiful view from high up on the viewing platform, with a cool, misty breeze sweeping up from the gorge to cool you. You will came across streams and creeks to cross and hop over and many falls of all drops and types among lush, green rainforest. This is quite a shaded hike which was welcome on a warmish spring day. As there had been a bit of rain in the preceding days, there were numerous leeches as well as a red bellied black snake sunning itself on a sliver of sunlight on the walking track. He was slow to move and we waited some 20 minutes or more for him to slink off into the leaves and ferns beside the track before we could pass. This is not a difficult walk, but, it is quite long.
Gwongoorool Rock Pools (Lamington National Park)
21 Oct, 2021
2.5 hrs
This walk begins near the Information Centre before you reach the main Binna Burra accommodation/cafe area. This is a pleasant track with quite a few sightings of yellow-tailed black cockatoos, swooping and screeching in the early part of the hike. This is an out and back hike with the main point of interest being the pretty rock pool/s at the bottom. It's not a difficult or steep incline on the walk back up, but, it is a constant ascent back to the top.
Daves Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
30 Jun, 2021
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
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
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
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.