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2 walks ticked

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2
Number of Walks Ticked
9.0km
Total Distance Ticked

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2
Number of Walks Ticked
9.0km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Blaine Summit Trail (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
3 Oct, 2021
Hard
2.5km return
90 mins
From the Flinders Plum carpark, follow the Mt Blaine hiking track marker up a steep firetrail until you come to a sign marked Mt Blaine saddle. Be quiet in this area and you will see the resident wallabies. Continue STRAIGHT past this sign and you will find a sign marked Mt Blaine Summit track. From here, the track is extremely steep and you need a good level of fitness to continue. The reward once you get to the top is a fantastic 360° view of Brisbane City, Main Range and Mt Flinders. The track down the eastern side of the mountain is not very well defined (use the large cactus as a reference) and has no markers - you'll need a good sense of direction and bush sense to stay on the track. The scree is extremely loose and caution is advised. I would not recommend trying to ascend the mountain via this route. Once at the bottom of the scree, keep left and you will come across a sign describing the change in forest types. Continue down through an easy track of beautiful eucalyptus woodland and you will eventually come across Sandy Creek track. Continue right (downhill) This is a leisurely stroll down a wide firebreak through pine trees and old cattle yards and is full of bird life. This will take you back to the carpark. All up it was around 6km and 2.5 hrs.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
14 Aug, 2021
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
I've done Flinders 3 times, and I definitely recommend doing this hike just after rain so the track is not too loose and dusty. Not a track you want to attempt in summer, it gets too hot . A fairly intense, steep track but the payoff is worth it. The track is easy to navigate. The rock scrambling sections are really fun, just give people enough space to avoid being stonkered by falling rocks. Do this track early, as the carpark fills up quickly from 6:30am. Also, you'll hopefully avoid the loud-talkers and people that insist on playing music - I really don't understand that one. Keep that stuff at home and enjoy nature. If you're lucky and quiet, you'll see brush-tailed rock wallabies and quail. Wedge tailed eagles and peregrine falcons can often be seen at the summit.