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…

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…

South Pine River

I’ve driven past cars parked on the side of the road from Samsonvale to Mt Glorious many times but have never stopped there myself. I’ve always been coming from or going to some place else. I knew there was a creek in the gully next to the road but didn’t know it’s name or qualities.…

Northbrook Gorge

It’s a hot summer day and we’ve decided to hike Northbrook Gorge. Our group includes my sister, her children and two Couch Surfing guests. Setting off up the creek, my nephew and I waste no time getting our feet wet. The creek water is cool and the gravelly creek bed is not too slippery. The…

Kondalilla Falls

We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in Brisbane but I’m not going to let that stop me. I want to do something active but also don’t want to overheat because this evening I will be responsible for my client’s welfare. Kondalilla Falls in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland ticks all the boxes. It’s…