21 walks ticked

Box Forest

Beautiful track, just very very cold in the morning. The creek that the track follows is just stunning, and the falls are beautiful.

mjorn_ on Jul, 2016

Araucaria Falls

Gorgeous track, like walking through a fairytale. Lots of slippery mud, the odd stinger plant, and a snake or two, so do take care.

mjorn_ on May, 2016

Purlingbrook Falls

Great walk, views out to Surfer's, black cockatoos and a beautiful waterfall.

mjorn_ on May, 2016

Mt Greville

Followed the directions listed above and headed up SE Ridge and down via Palm Gorge. The tracks were fairly easy to follow. The walk up the ridge was incredible, had some of the best views of the range. Probably wouldn't come back down via Palm Gorge again, I'm too much of a klutz and the palm frond/chunky loose rock combo for the duration of the descent didn't work in my favour. The greenery of the gorge was stunning though. Whatever way you head, I'd recommend a pair of solid grippy shoes. Absolutely will return here.

mjorn_ on 23 Apr, 2016

Gap Creek Falls

Did this on a rainy afternoon. The rainforest was beautiful, but there were many, many leeches. Bring fire and salt and avoid stopping too much along the way (which is no small feat, mind you - you're walking straight back uphill). Still would return, the surrounds are stunning.

mjorn_ on 27 Mar, 2016

Sandstone Overhang

Leeches and ticks abound.

mjorn_ on Mar, 2016

Mt Mitchell

This track is beautiful as always, with unparalleled views from the summit. Since my last visit quite a few stinging nettles have sprung up along the track toward the summit, take care. Also saw an echidna.

mjorn_ on Feb, 2016

Warrie Circuit

This walk packs in so many waterfalls and creeks, it's definitely worth doing. The way down to the Meeting of the Waters was so nice and easy - the way uphill, not so much. Even though it's gently sloped for the most part, you do feel it after 8 or 9kms. We went after a relatively dry period, so all the creek crossings required was some easy rock hopping, no water contact needed. The waterfalls were still spectacular, particularly Rainbow Falls, which is awesome to walk beneath. We found quite a few leeches along the way (definitely bring your favourite leech-defeating tool, I prefer matches) and snakes, too. The track is pretty well signed, but it's worth paying attention and following your progress on the map - there are a heap of map signs around the place though, so don't be too worried.

mjorn_ on 1 Nov, 2015

Cronan Creek Track

This is a nice, relatively easy walk that leads you to some beautiful, cool and rainforesty spots with waterholes and creeks. Would have enjoyed it more if the track had been better signed - we got lost a number of times. Once you get to the Yellow Pinch carpark (right at the end of Upper Logan Road) follow the track that is signed for the South Ridge. The track splits after maybe a kilometre, maybe less. Take the pedestrian gate to the left (do not continue straight unless you want a tough uphill hike to see a beautiful view of the top of Mt Barney that doesn't lead you anywhere). Follow this fire trail through the grassland and through a gate with a cattle grate. Continue walking past the campsites signed 9 and 10, and where the track forks again, head left. The right fork is clearly signed toward the summit of Mount Barney, so don't go there. The left will continue to Cronan Creek. We stopped to get our feet wet in the beautiful light-blue water of the creek, and enjoyed seeing a couple of lace monitors, a snake, a vivid red king parrot, and of course, some kangaroos. Really beautiful, well worth a look as long as you know which turns to take.

mjorn_ on 18 Oct, 2015

Venman Bushland National Park

The Venman circuit isn't quite as pretty when there hasn't been rain for a long time, but it is worth extending your walk by turning into the adjourning Neville Lawrie Reserve (you'll find a gate leading to the reserve at approx. the halfway mark through the Venman circuit). Once you've come to the end of the path that comes after the gate, turn left and head up until you see the top of the old quarry. You'll find a beautiful spot to sit amongst the trees, and you can watch the ducks swimming amongst the pond lilies below. Turn back and head back towards the gate, then continue on your circuit in Venman. A beautiful longer track.

mjorn_ on 5 Oct, 2015
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