Steph T

47 walks ticked

This Year

4
Number of Walks Ticked
5.8km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

47
Number of Walks Ticked
162.0km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Kinbombi Falls (Wide Bay Burnett)
13 Jan, 2023
Medium
1km return
30 mins
Stunning gorge. The waterfall wasn't at full force and the creek was stagnant in places but still beautiful. Lots of turtles in the pool below the waterfall and some really special native plants. The steps were easier on the knees than expected (good distance apart). Very steep, short dirt section at the bottom of Track 3 to get down and explore the creek - fun for the kids & they did it in sandals but I'd recommend wearing closed in shoes.
Boat Mountain, Silburns Vine Scrub Walk (Wide Bay Burnett)
11 Jan, 2023
Medium
2.2km return
45 mins
Beautiful, shaded walk lower down on Boat Mountain's escarpment. Lots of birds in the canopy & understory plants. Plenty of spikey native plants but none crossing the path. The path was unclear at times due to a thick layer of leaf litter, but easy enough to pick up again after a few meters. Lots of dig holes from bandicoots/echidnas Loved this walk.
Boat Mountain, Braithwaites Lookout (Wide Bay Burnett)
11 Jan, 2023
Medium
370m return
20 mins
Lots of stairs, then a peaceful lookout. Nice and shady most of the way. Heaps of interesting native plants.
Boat Mountain, Daniels Lookout (Wide Bay Burnett)
11 Jan, 2023
Medium
2.2km return
45 mins
Interesting, mostly shaded walk up Boat Mountain and along the ridge at the top to a lookout with stunning views to the north. Wide variety of native plants with limited weeds. Some trapdoor spider holes near the lookout, but they were very shy and didn't cause any problems.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
28 Dec, 2022
Medium
6km return
3 hrs
Completed this walk today with my kids (age 6&7). Very achievable, but the middle 1/3 was difficult for little legs. I personally didn't find this was overly taxing for the leg muscles, but the elevation gain had me stopping for regular breathing breaks. The top 1/3 was a gentler incline but some sections of the trail were crowded with lantana. The view from the top is good but it was a bit disappointing that there were no views of the dam. (Other walkers bush bashed around the summit rim to get a glimpse of the water but advised us not to do this with kids). Glad we ticked it off the list but probably wouldn't revisit this walk. Saw 1 goanna and a couple of skinks.
John Trousall Park (Toowoomba)
26 Dec, 2022
Medium
1.2km return
40 mins
A good short walk/run for a quick muscle burn (even better if you do the circuit twice). Not much interest in the way of plant life, but the quality & variety of park facilities make this a place worth visiting.
The Palms Circuit (Wide Bay Burnett)
24 Dec, 2022
Medium
700m return
30 mins
A short walk with amazing variety to keep young children interested the whole way. The size of the ancient trees is astonishing, and the boardwalk section was very fun. 100% worth the drive. We did get lost at a fork in the dirt road - should have taken the left fork.
Mount Kiangarow (Bunya Mountains)
23 Dec, 2022
Medium
2.3km return
1 hr
Easy, enjoyable walk with kids. Excellent view from the lookout. Would like to do it again at sunset. Sand wasps currently digging burrows right in front of the picnic seat - not aggressive but will sting if their nest is disturbed.
Koondaii Circuit (Bunya Mountains)
23 Dec, 2022
Hard
2.5km return
1 hr
Lots of interest on this short walk, with a mix of dry rainforest + cliff-faces and long views. Kids enjoyed it. Lots of bird-life today, and a wide variety of ferns and flowering plants as well (orchids, wild raspberries etc.)
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
18 Dec, 2022
Hard
6.5km
2 hrs
Visited White Rock today for the first time. We parked in the wrong spot (should have used the carpark straight ahead, not to the left), and found the signage confusing (there are several trails in the park with similar acronyms). Glad we had GPS map to confirm we were on the right track. The trail was a good level of challenge to keep my kids interested, and we saw/heard lots of wildlife (kingfisher, Goanna, skinks, frogs, etc.) Lots more to explore on a future visit.
Buaraba Creek Track (Ravensbourne National Park)
17 Dec, 2022
Hard
6.2km return
2 hrs
Love this walk. So much variety of vegetation types, with lots of birds and interesting rock features. Met a green tree snake on the path today but no goannas this time. Creek has enough water to dip your feet in at the moment - explore upstream for a deeper section up to your knees (make sure you check for ticks though).
Greenes Falls via Rainforest Circuit + Cypress Grove Circuit (D'Aguilar National Park)
16 Dec, 2022
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
Easy walk with young kids. We completed the Greenes Falls walk + Cypress Grove & Rainforest loops on the way back. Took us just over 2.5 hours, including time to explore the top of the falls (enough water to make it worth the trip). The uphill return to the carpark is mostly gentle with just a few flights of stairs to get the heartrate up. Trail well maintained and only 1 short muddy section. Lots of birdlife, several pademelons and cool spiders/bugs to see. No snakes today.
Rainforest Circuit (Ravensbourne National Park)
15 Dec, 2022
Medium
1.7km return
40 mins
Beautiful walk, as always. Love the lush greens, huge trees and quietness of this walk.
Munroe Tramway (Darling Downs South West)
12 Nov, 2022
Medium
7.2km return
70 mins
Track a little overgrown with lantana at the moment along the farm fence - had to cut back a few branches at face height to avoid getting scratched. Picked up some ticks in the grass near the bridge site. Returned via the road and saw a brown snake disappearing into the grass on the verge. Much nicer in winter.
Williams Park (Toowoomba)
26 Oct, 2022
Easy

30 mins
A favourite walk for our whole family. So nice to have a shady spot to enjoy in hot weather. Creek is clean and clear at the moment. Heard lots of frogs and saw couple of pardalotes and small water dragons.
Rainforest Walking Circuit - Redwood Park (Toowoomba)
21 Sep, 2022
Medium
400m return
25 mins
Beautiful and surprising little walk - perfect for kids or new bushwalkers to feel like real explorers in this dense, vine-filled forest. We had fun checking out the creek, which was in flood today.
Mount Kingsthorpe (Toowoomba)
20 Aug, 2022
Hard
1km return
20 mins
Lots of wattles and purple flowers out today, giving a whole new beauty to this walk. Nice views from the top.
Highfields Falls Walking Trails (Toowoomba)
16 Aug, 2022
Medium
3km return
1 hr
Visited just after heavy rain to see the creek & falls in full flow. Some damage to the path at the top of the falls (has been repaired since). Nice to see the new tree plantings along the steep bank near the creek crossing on Yellow Robin Walk. Some tree branches have been removed from the base of the falls, giving a better view of the waterfall from the end of Bowerbird Walk.
Border Track (Lamington National Park)
13 Aug, 2022
Hard
21.8km
7 hrs
Completed this walk from Binna Burra to O'Reilly's using the bus exchange. We royally missed the deadline for afternoon tea, taking 7 hours to complete the walk. It was raining the whole time, with small, constant bogs to navigate, and we arrived at our destination freezing and achy, but proud of ourselves. There were a few mild uphills but mostly flat. Nothing to see at lookouts but cloud this time, but beautiful diversity of plant-life. Would like to do this again in dry weather to see the views. Only 1 leech & no ticks (too cold apparently).
Lake Cressbrook Walking Track - Day Use Area to Full Circuit (Darling Downs South West)
10 Aug, 2022
Medium
7.5km return
3 hrs
One of our favourite walks in the Toowoomba Region with lots of pretty views and wildlife. My kids are used to walking longer distances and managed this well with snack breaks, but most kids would probably have had enough with just the short circuit. Good playground at the day use area and great toilet/shower facilities at the camp grounds.