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Reasonably steep up to Glacier rock thru beautiful rainforest and rewarded with amazing views. Good place for lunch. Rest of walk on a narrow trail thru shady bush land. Not a lot of places to stop, good potential swimming at Stone creek crossing. Steep slippery descent down Smith track. Decent workout.

Great little day hike or overnighter. Easy enough to do in the day, but it’s nice taking your time and parking up at the campsite before peaking Mount Cooke. After hitting the summit, go left and follow along the ridge for some amazing views.

hiking
3 days ago

My new favourite track. Amazing views and diverse scenery. Physically demanding inclines and declines into and out of the canyon test your fitness. The challenging part with the giant boulders on the creek bed between the cliffs took some problem solving to figure out the safest way through. Debris from high flood marks makes me think this track would be near impossible after torrential rain. Took me 3 and 3/4 hours to complete. Keen to camp next time.

Great 1/2 day walk. First trek as a family over 10kms & we all coped pretty well. Feet a little sore as we break in our new boots, but that’s expected. Weather was perfect, neither hot nor cold & just enough breeze to dry the sweat. Plenty of traffic on the path, not surprising seeing as it’s a long weekend.

Very easy track, I accidentally went wrong way at beginning of loop but found my way and took me 5hrs to do 26km, conditions were nice and cool and saw two friendly king parrots

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

A big fire has destroyed a lot of the lush green foliage but it’s still wonderful and you can see it will slowly grow back. The water is very refreshing if you’re keen for a dip.

Great diverse trail, mountains, streams, sand, rocks. Fairly moderate, we went on a super windy day and at times were scared that we would fall. We were lucky to see seals and dolphins playing in the huge waves from the cliff, about 10kms in. Beautiful scenery, love the SA coast, it’s magical.

Didn't do this the conventional way but it was a lot of fun. Followed the track to the weir, then continued up the creek for an hour. Some creek crossings and rock scrambling required but nothing hard. Reached the bottom of Stoney Creek Falls and had a swim. More rock scrambling to get to the middle tier and then more to get to the train tracks. Beautiful view and awesome to explore around the bridge. Followed the train tracks until the stairs. I'm not sure legality of being on the tracks. Can go up stairs towards Glacier Rock (beautiful views) or head downhill back to Stoney Creek. We went back down and completed the whole loop in 3hrs including a quick swim and lots of photos. Definitely wear good shoes and I wouldn't recommend in wet season.

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 days ago

Big part is overgrown

Great trail. No need of maps. Finished it within 4:30 min ..

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail, even in poor weather. Was cloudy all day so we didn’t get to enjoy the views but the immediate landscape was still breathtaking. Throughout the walk there was a range of different types of flora. We did it on a day, taking just over 6 hours which included photo stops, a snack stop and a generous lunch break.

Beautiful track, some steep sections and stunning views. MacLeans lookout for Heaton lookout is quite wet and slippy if there’s been recent rain.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Beautiful hike amongst dense forest and breathtaking views of the Gheerulla valley below. Definitely clockwise as the last section is more of a wash out than a trail and very steep and not maintained. Use a GPS and this app to stay on the loop and yes people who have clocked more than 10km have gotten lost. The creek wasn’t running so we didn’t have to cross anything but beware; the last and hardest section is poorly indicated. It took us 3hrs40 mins to complete the loop including stops to take in the views and rest and replenish. An ideal winter’s hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Très belle randonnée, la plupart du temps en sous-bois. Les personnes qui ont écrit que la randonnée faisait plutôt 18km que 9.7km, comme indiqué sur la carte, se sont égarées. Elles ont manqué l’embranchement qui remonte directement vers le Mount Thilba ( partie la plus pendue, la plus difficile et pas entretenue). Avec le GPS et un peu d’attention on ne se trompe pas. Randonnée à faire dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre

Very challenging, did in late May. Had to go through knee and waist deep water at times. Good fun

Easy stroll. Lovely autumn leaves in late May.

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blowdown
flooded
icy
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
9 days ago

The Overland Track is a stunning piece right in the Tassie Wilderness. The fitter you are the better as when I did it I was not fit at all. So I had to double the time between huts. it's stunningly majestic but tough going in parts and mainly up hill. This walk is one of the hardest things I have ever done and survived. Walking through river beds and tree roots from Alpine forests, button grass marsh, rain forest to eucalypt forest. Preparation is key, personal locator beacons a must. Arduous at times and totally challenging, we did it 6 days, but give yourself more time, maybe 8-10 days to really enjoy the beauty

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