Richard Mason

79 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
23.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

79
Number of Walks Ticked
336.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Purling Brook Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
2 Dec, 2018
Medium
4km return
2 hrs
The falls were flowing nicely (I've seen them much lower). The main carpark is currently closed as they refurbish the picnic area so the walk starts from the camping area. This is well signposted from the road.
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
2 Dec, 2018
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
Very hazy day unfortunately so the view was limited.
Grand Canyon Track (Blue Mountains National Park)
14 Nov, 2018
Medium
6km return
3 hrs
Beautiful. Great contrast to the cliff top walks we'd been doing. Was worried the kids (6 & 8yo) would struggle with the elevation change but they handled it fine. We started with the descent at Evans Lookout and a more gradual climb back to the carpark.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk (Blue Mountains National Park)
13 Nov, 2018
Medium
6.8km one-way
3.5 hrs
Only a partial tick for this - we only covered the Scenic World to Echo Point section. Fantastic views and a brief stop at Katoomba Cascades
Lockleys Pylon (Blue Mountains National Park)
13 Nov, 2018
Medium
7km return
2 hrs
Magnificent walk. It was great to get away from the crowds in Katoomba where I'd spent the morning. Lovely walking through the heath (would love to try it in Spring) and the views were amazing. My favourite walk I managed to fit in while in the Blue Mountains.
Pulpit Rock Lookout Walk (Blue Mountains National Park)
12 Nov, 2018
Medium
800m return
30 mins
Our first Blue Mountains lookout. Breathtaking!
Whitegum Lookout (Warrumbungle National Park)
11 Nov, 2018
Very Easy
1.25km return
30 mins
Short walk with a great overview of the park. Well worth the stop.
Belougery Split Rock (Warrumbungle National Park)
11 Nov, 2018
Hard
4.6km return
3 hrs
We had limited time in the park but this walk was fantastic. Quite hot so make sure to hit it early in the day. Our 6 and 8 year olds loved the scrambling to the summit.
Burbie Canyon (Warrumbungle National Park)
11 Nov, 2018
Easy
2.4km return
1 hr
I took a slow stroll along here in the late afternoon with kangaroos for companions and birds calling.
Mt Barney - East Peak - South Ridge (Mt Barney National Park)
2 Oct, 2018
Very Hard
17km return
10 hrs
Started climbing early (6am). Slight navigation error as we reached the saddle meant we scrambled around some faint trails a bit and skipped Rum Jungle entirely. Picnic at the old hut site then up to East Peak for glorious views. Visited Rum Jungle on the way back down. Descent was quick but legs were complaining a lot! Plenty of water in the saddle creek.
Morans Falls (Lamington National Park)
23 Sep, 2018
Easy
4.4km return
90 mins
Visited with the whole family. Kids handled the walk easily (6 & 8). Saw a beautiful rainbow in the falls when we got there.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
1 Sep, 2018
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Too much haze to see much but great walk. Will be back another time.
Mt Cotton (South East Queensland)
12 Aug, 2018
Medium
3.5km return
75 mins
Went late in the afternoon and had fantastic views with the setting sun. Make sure to follow on past the summit a little way to get views off to the west.
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains National Park)
23 Jun, 2018
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
Took the whole family up for sunrise. Was quite crowded but worth it. Kids had no trouble (6 + 8 yo) but Nan and Pop struggled a bit with the climb.
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
21 Apr, 2017
Hard
7.4km return
3 hrs
Fantastic as always. Camped at the campsite with my daughter for her first overnight hike. Plenty of water in the creeks after the big rain.
Greenes Falls (D'Aguilar National Park)
26 Mar, 2017
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
Nice little walk with the kids.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
9 Aug, 2016
Medium
4km
90 mins
Sandy Creek Circuit (Tamborine National Park)
23 Jul, 2016
Easy
2.5km return
1 hr
Nice little walk with the kids. Was lucky enough to be there at the right time to see a rainbow in the falls.
Denham Falls walk (South East Queensland)
9 Jul, 2016
Medium
2.5km return
1 hr
Absolutely fantastic walk. Took the kids and they loved it. A hidden gem!
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
4 Dec, 2015
Medium
2.6km return
90 mins
Quite busy for the early morning (6am). Obviously a popular exercise track. But great views and a good little workout.