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29 walks ticked

This Year

3
Number of Walks Ticked
21.2km
Total Distance Ticked

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29
Number of Walks Ticked
235.1km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Sylvesters Lookout to HOLE-in-the-WALL (Main Range National Park)
18 Jul, 2020
Very Hard
6.5km
5 hrs
Sylvesters Lookout to HOLE-in-the-WALL (Main Range National Park)
18 Jul, 2020
Very Hard
6.5km
5 hrs
A lot of this walk has been burnt during the bushfires at the end of last year. There is a distinct footpad in parts, but it’s easy to get off track due to fallen trees etc. Some bush bashing is required and you’ll want long sleeves, there are a few spiky raspberries/nettles around.

A kind soul has left some pink markers on trees which are helpful and around for most of the length of the track up until some point near Laidley Creek Falls.

There are two ways you can tackle the end of this track: one is along the exposed razorback ridge and the other is by going across the base of the falls. We did both.

We couldn’t see any after markers after we got near the top of Laidley Creek Falls. We followed the footpad around over the top of the falls, down the slope and under the falls (slippery, take care) and along the base of the cliff to get to the Hole in the Wall. Much safer than the razorback.

The razorback requires following the ridge line toward Mt Castle instead of turning towards the top of the falls. This way is pretty dodgy if you don’t have climbing (not scrambling) experience. Ropes would be a good idea.

I’d recommend following along on a map/on Wikilock, but just keep in mind some of the landscape has changed so the older tracks are slightly out.

We tried to follow the track from hole in the wall to Mt Castle. We couldn’t see a clear one and we turned back. You’d really need to go a lot lower into the valley below the cliff, unsure how long/how far you’d need to go to get through there.
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
9 Feb, 2020
Medium
8.2km
4 hrs
I did this one for the first time yesterday since the November/ December bushfires in 2019. It’s still a beautiful walk, but the track is a little hard to follow in areas due to the undergrowth being burned. If you haven’t done this walk before, I’d recommend taking someone who knows the track, or following along on an app like Wikiloc.

Walking this track after/during heavy rain is incredible. Tiny streams and waterfalls everywhere.
Daves Creek Circuit (Lamington National Park)
Mar, 2018
Medium
12km return
4 hrs
This is the most beautiful walk. There are spectacular, drastic changes of scenery and incredible open views. Pretty easy, not too hilly. Saw a python, some pademelons, and a couple of crays. If you can, hop up on Surprise Rock for an incredible 360 degree view.
Rosewood Loop (Border Ranges National Park)
22 May, 2017
Medium
6km return
3 hrs
Really beautiful scenery. Easy walk. Well worth the drive out.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
Feb, 2017
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
Still one of the most beautiful walks in SE QLD. Sighted a few lyrebirds and pademelons along the way. There are some more overgrown sections that have spiky native raspberries and the occasional nettle, high socks/pants recommended.
Mt Cougal (Springbrook National Park)
1 Jan, 2017
Hard
10km
5 hrs
Beautiful walk, unlike any other, but I won't attempt this one again without almost complete body covering. Got shredded to pieces by the foliage (of which there is a LOT). Lots of sugarcane near the start of the track, and a fair few wait-a-while vines in the rainforest sections that are at head height.

Cover up, bring lots of water, and leave this one for a cooler day. You'll love it.
Box Forest (Lamington National Park)
Jul, 2016
Medium
10.6km
5 hrs
Beautiful track, just very very cold in the morning. The creek that the track follows is just stunning, and the falls are beautiful.
Araucaria Falls (Main Range National Park)
May, 2016
Medium
3.6km return
90 mins
Gorgeous track, like walking through a fairytale. Lots of slippery mud, the odd stinger plant, and a snake or two, so do take care.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
May, 2016
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Great walk, views out to Surfer's, black cockatoos and a beautiful waterfall.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
23 Apr, 2016
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
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.
Gap Creek Falls (Main Range National Park)
27 Mar, 2016
Medium
9.5km
5 hrs
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.
Sandstone Overhang (Ravensbourne National Park)
Mar, 2016
Medium
4.8km return
2 hrs
Leeches and ticks abound.
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
Feb, 2016
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
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.
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
1 Nov, 2015
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
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.
Cronan Creek Track (Queensland)
18 Oct, 2015
Easy
13km
5 hrs
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.
Venman Bushland National Park (South East Queensland)
5 Oct, 2015
Medium
7.5km
2 hrs
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.
Mt. Mathieson Circuit (Main Range National Park)
Oct, 2015
Medium
8.2km
4 hrs
Great track with a variety of landscapes. Views from the mountain towards Cunningham's Gap are gorgeous, as are those from the Governor's Chair. Really enjoyed walking along the old mining road to the Chair too, ancient eucalypts abound.
Morans Falls (Lamington National Park)
21 Sep, 2015
Easy
4.4km return
90 mins
Really beautiful track. Fairly easy walk through rainforest down to a lookout over the falls. Follow the track through, over the gorgeously clear freshwater creek, and you come out to a second lookout over the valley. Nice short walk, worth a look.
Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park)
14 Sep, 2015
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
An easy sealed track. Busy even on a Monday morning, but the natural bridge is beautiful nonetheless. Worth a walk into the cave to see all the tiny bats flying.