Gheerulla Valley

After hiking this route over two days in March I am excited to be taking it easier over three days to really enjoy the bush. Mum is hiking with me, which makes it even more special. Gheerulla Trail Bike Camp to Ubajee Walkers Camp I wake in my bivy looking at stars through tall gum…

Wairere Falls

  Wairere Falls tumble down a cliff face high in the mountains that circle the eastern side of the Waikato. Visible from miles away, it’s only natural that we would hike the path leading to the lookout at the base of this natural marvel. The 90 minute return walk takes us along the creek that…

Double Island Point

I have a couple of days free so drive up to Rainbow Beach to hike the 43km Double Island Point loop hike. Rainbow Beach to Freshwater Lake via inland route I park opposite the caravan park on the Rainbow Beach storefront and walk up the steep road climb to Carlo Sandblow where the Cooloola Great…

Gheerulla Valley

Rainforest surrounds me as I set off on from Delicia Road (entrance M4) on the Gheerulla Valley section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. I have two days off work so it’s the perfect opportunity to explore. Birds sing. Humidity shrouds me thanks largely to the dense forest blocking any breeze. Everything is lush and…

Somerset Trail

The Somerset Trail starts at the Gantry at Mt Mee, just north of Brisbane. I’ve lived close to Mt Mee for years but haven’t ever been bushwalking there. I set off on the trail.  The path is littered with leaves and slightly damp from recent rains. But not wet enough to make mud. I know I’m…

Stony Creek

The sound of cicadas fills the air. It’s humid despite the grey skies. The birds are silent. Perhaps it’s too hot. But it’s not too hot to explore the creek. The great thing about a long hot summer is that we have plenty of rocky creeks to explore. I park in the Stony Creek Day Use…