Paul

14 walks ticked

This Year

11
Number of Walks Ticked
124.1km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

14
Number of Walks Ticked
154.7km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Joyce Summit Walk (South East Queensland)
3 Dec, 2022
Medium
12km return
5 hrs
We did the Mt Joyce summit circuit today. It was 14kms and took us 4.5hrs with only a brief stop at the top for a photo due to being swarmed by vast numbers of nasty biting horse flies. We did the red shoreline track then the green track which joins the white trail ascending up to Mt Joyce and then back down via the white trail. It is a hard slog and there is no shade along the way so definitely not one to do in summer. Wouldn’t do this one again but pretty spectacular views out to Kalbar from up on the mountain. Nothing else really to see along the way but rugged native Australian bush land.
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
5 Nov, 2022
Medium
17.4km
6 hrs
Did the Coomera Falls circuit today anti-clockwise and thought that was the best way to do the circuit. The return half of the walk is the border track which doesn't have many sights of note. While we were still fresh and feeling good we got to see all the waterfalls along this trail. They are spectacular and just when you thought you had seen the most beautiful of them all, another one presents itself around a bend. Highly recommend this one for hikers of moderate fitness due to the distance. We did the 18.4kms in 4h 54min with a stop for morning tea and stopping for photos of all the waterfalls.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
15 Oct, 2022
Medium
6km return
3 hrs
Did Mt Edwards today and well worth the hard slog up the mountain to be rewarded with a spectacular view. It took us 2hrs 15mins total and distance was 5.9kms. Moderate fitness needed as it gets your heart pumping. I would t do this one in summer and an early start is recommended as there are many exposed areas and limited shade. If you love great views of the scenic rim and views all the way to Brisbane then this hike is for you.
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
15 Oct, 2022
Medium
6km return
3 hrs
Did Mt Edwards today and well worth the hard slog up the mountain to be rewarded with a spectacular view. It took us 2hrs 15mins total and distance was 5.9kms. Moderate fitness needed as it gets your heart pumping. I would t do this one in summer and an early start is recommended as there are many exposed areas and limited shade. If you love great views of the scenic rim and views all the way to Brisbane then this hike is for you.
Lower Bellbird Circuit (Lamington National Park)
10 Sep, 2022
Medium
12km return
3 hrs
Lower Bellbird Circuit is open again and it is truly spectacular. We chose to park at the upper carpark and walk down to the lower carpark entrance to the entrance of the Lower Bellbird walk via the Caves Circuit. It took us 3hrs and was 11.1kms total. A moderate level of fitness needed on the way back up the gradual ascent back up to Binna Burra. The views and scenery are spectacular - walking along sheer cliff edges and having colourful rock faces towering over you is breathtaking. Highly recommend this walk and will definitely be doing it again.
Spring Mountain (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
10 Aug, 2022
Hard
11km return
4 hrs
Hiked to Spring Mountain today on a glorious crisp winter day with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky. This was a really nice walk - moderate fitness on a few of the hill climbs is needed and the last small climb up Spring Mountain but I wouldn't rate it as Hard. It took us 2hr 55mins in total to do the 11kms which included a relaxing morning tea break sitting up on Spring Mountain. The views from up there are incredible and truly are 360 degree views. Was navigating using AllTrails and had no trouble at all finding the way. Top walk and highly recommend it just 45mins drive from Brisbane.
Wivenhoe Hill (South East Queensland)
23 Jul, 2022
Medium
13km return
Very enjoyable walk - plenty of wildlife to see. Did blue trail, white trail and red trail in that order. Well sign posted, well maintained track. Took 3hrs to do the 13kms. Best to do this one in winter as it has many exposed sections. Views of Wivenhoe Dam at times. Highlight was see the mobs of kangaroos. Would recommend this one for anyone looking for a pleasant walk close to Brisbane.
Blackfellow Creek Glen Rock (South East Queensland)
30 Apr, 2022
Easy
16km return
4 hrs
This is a long walk with little reward when you get to the stockyards. It took us 5hrs to do the 18kms due to all the time spent taking off shoes at the 13 creek crossings. One of the creek crossings goes well past the knees so prepare to get your pants wet on that one. Some very pretty scenery along the way and good photo opportunities at some of the creeks crossings. Great day use area when you get back to the car. This is a one time walk for us.
Cronan Creek Falls Track (Mt Barney National Park)
19 Mar, 2022
Medium
13km
5 hrs
Absolutely loved this walk. The variety of scenery with the wide open spaces and the covering of rainforest is a treat for the senses. The multiple creek crossings are a lot of fun. The first one which is a flowing causeway is really the only one where you will get your boots wet up to the ankles - a good set of waterproof boots will keep you dry. All others have rocks to hop across if you have good balance. There was an abundance of water flowing through the creek and many magical photo opportunities along the way. We did 15kms in 4.5hrs with plenty of stops along the way for pics and included the Yellow Pinch Lookout on the way back. Amazing views of Mt Barney at the lookout and also at some points along the way.
Will definitely do this one again, and highly recommend it to all with moderate fitness due to the length not necessarily the difficulty.
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Lamington National Park)
12 Mar, 2022
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Loved this walk so much the first time, we had to do it again. The falls were absolutely spectacular after all the recent storms with a few fallen trees to go over and under along the track but nothing too hard. Always a delightful sight to see the ever changing landscapes along the way at the couple of lookouts so you won’t ever be bored. It took us 4hrs to do the 11.1kms return at a leisurely pace with plenty of photo stops. I can again only highly recommend this bushwalk.
Pages Pinnacle (South East Queensland)
5 Feb, 2022
Hard
6.7km return
2.5 hrs
Did Pages Pinnacle this morning when it was sunny yet cool. The hike up the fire trail requires a moderate level of fitness and easy to follow. No need to worry about the PP tree because when you reach the top of the fire trail there is an intersection where you can follow a track on your left that meets up with the PP tree trail. Definitely worth the rock scramble across the pinnacles as the views are spectacular once you reach Pages. The rock scramble to get there requires one to be focused and keep their resolve but the rocks give good grip with plenty of foot and hand holds. Highly recommend it and will definitely be doing that one again.
The Cream Track (Springbrook National Park)
31 Dec, 2021
Hard
11.5km return
4.5 hrs
Conquered the Cream Track today starting at Tally trailhead up to Springbrook. Need an Advanced level of fitness as it is a really really steep ascent for most of the hike going up to Springbrook. It took us 2.45hrs to get to the top and 2hrs to get back down due to the steepness, the number of breaks needed to catch our breath and de-leech the numerous little blood suckers we kept picking up every few hundred meters as we faced intermittent rain all the way. Was 12.3kms return according to AllTrails. There are 4 creek crossings which need some agile rock hopping abilities so as not to end up wet on your butt looking up from in the creek. Well signed track, lush rainforest canopy the whole way up and one good scenic view across to Surfers Paradise on a fine day once you reach the banana plantation half way up. Sadly the Tea House at the top was closed but will be driving up to that one next time to enjoy those scones, jam and cream. It’s a one time only walk for us and glad we can now tick it off the list.
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Lamington National Park)
20 Dec, 2021
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Completed the Lower Ballanjui Falls today and highly recommended it as a easy to moderate walk with plenty to see. The two lookouts on the way were spectacular with views of Egg Rock, Turtle Rock and all the way to the Hinze Dam. Once you make your way down into the valley and follow the creek, you eventually find yourself at the base of the Ballanjui Waterfalls and wow! - what a sight it is to see. A great walk to do in summer as you are under the cover of cool rainforest with plenty of small water crossings all the way. This wont be the last time we do this one - a definite to add to the redo list.
Dularcha NP - Roses Circuit (Sunshine Coast)
11 Dec, 2021
Medium
8.1km return
2.5 hrs
Did Roses Circuit and the Myla Track starting from Pagent St but did it clockwise going through the tunnel first. Found this to be quite beneficial as there were a lot of steep hills we descended on the way back which would need a moderate to advanced fitness levels if you did it anticlockwise. Whilst it was lacking in spectator views one expects on a similar Glass House Mountains walk, it was still enjoyable with plenty of variety in scenery with a couple of nice views down the valley cut through for the High Voltage powerlines. For me it is a one time only walk.