Matt

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
22 Aug, 2015
Medium
18km
8 hrs
I did this track for the second time, however this time I only hiked to the Coomera waterfall and back to Binna Burra rather than doing the entire circuit. I think it was a total of about 7-8kms. This is a great walk through some awesome dense rain forest. Coomera falls is one of my favorite waterfalls in the Gold Coast hinterland.
The track is quite easy and flat, the track is well worn in from years of people hiking this track so it would be almost impossible to get lost.
Illinbah Circuit (Lamington National Park)
1 Aug, 2015
Hard
17km
6.5 hrs
Awesome walk one of my favorite at Binna Burra. Lots of river crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet!
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
14 Jun, 2015
Medium
18km
8 hrs
Great walk, beautiful waterfall.
Albert River Circuit (Lamington National Park)
7 Jun, 2015
Hard
21.8km return
7 hrs
Sandy Creek Circuit (Tamborine National Park)
29 May, 2015
Easy
2.5km return
1 hr
Curtis Falls (Tamborine National Park)
29 May, 2015
Easy
1.2km return
45 mins
Lower Creek Circuit (Tamborine National Park)
29 May, 2015
Easy
2.4km return
75 mins
Cedar Creek Falls (Tamborine National Park)
29 May, 2015
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Rainforest Circuit (South East Queensland)
27 May, 2015
Easy
2.3km return
1 hr
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
23 May, 2015
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
Walked this track on Saturday it took about 4 and a half hours to complete, I’m relatively fit, walk at an average pace, and stopped for about 20 minutes for lunch at 'where the two rivers meet'. Saw 3 small Marsh snakes along the way about 50cm each, I read that these are mildly venomous and bite from them cause symptoms such as pain and swelling, but aren’t deadly. They are a dark brow/back colour, and their head looks kind of yellow/green.

My favourite part of the track was the Rainbow waterfall, you can walk behind it, would be very nice on a hot day.

My advice to anyone planning on doing this 17km walk is to go on to the Springbrook National Park website and print out a map of the circuit and take it with you. This way you can see where about on the track you are and what is coming up next. There are also a couple of areas where you have the option the go 2 ways; this is where the map particularly comes in handy.

Make sure you take enough food, and water. I suggest at least 3 litres of water per person. The camel back bags are great for a long track like this, as it can get annoying having to stop and take out your drink bottle every time you want a drink. I’ve seen them at Kmart for $29. Take some fruit, maybe nuts or nut bars or muesli bars etc, and maybe some salad rolls.

I highly recommend this track. I did Mt Warning the previous weekend and although the lookout at Mt Warning is AMAZING, I enjoyed walking this track more.
Mt Warning Summit Trail (Mt Warning National Park)
14 May, 2015
Hard
8.3km return
5 hrs
Walked this track on a Thursday, I set off from the car park around 8.30am. The first 2 km of the rack I think are the hardest, after that you seem to get into a bit of a rhythm and it gets easier.

I drank a lot more water than I usually would, so make sure to bring enough; I suggest at least 3-4 litres per person. I brought 2 litres and ran out and it wasn’t a hot day. Also bring some food so you can top up your energy levels when you reach the summit.

Even if it isn’t a cold day make sure you BRING A JUMPER. Once you hit the chain part of the track you’ll be thanking yourself that you did.

The chain part at the top might seem overwhelming for some people that aren’t good with heights, but Its defiantly worth it once you reach the top.

This is one of the best walks I’ve been on I really enjoyed it. I would love to do the hike in the morning to see the sunrise. However I suggest doing the track at least once during daylight before doing it in the darkness of the morning.