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hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful!
Map my walks measured this trail as 17.5kms which matches what the signage says.
Nice steady decent into the rainforest with stunning scenery and waterfalls along the way. You’re at the turning point when you reach a sign post that points both ways for Warrie Circuit. Lovely place to stop for something to eat or a shallow swim.
From here it’s a much harder walk as it’s all up hill. It’s nice and steady with a few stairs.
All up we took 4 hours and 4 minutes to complete the circuit with multiple stops for birding and waterfall photos.

Enjoyed this on my own, easy to navigate. If you start clockwise, just keep turning right. By going clockwise you get the most challenging hills out of the way first. Start early and take lots of water, it gets hot. would do it again.

Really fun to hike, i took all my gear even though i wasn’t camping to give myself a challenge, but it is longer than 19km especially if you do some of the lookouts and waterfalls which are well worth it! Take lots of water too (it was about 30°c when i hiked).

Really beautiful waterfall, best on the coast I think.

I did this one last weekend, anticlockwise, about 5hrs very satisfying walk. First half of the trails was quite normal, just a dull up hill in the woods, and there are quite a lot of people doing trail running on the Border Track to Binna Burra.
when turned off from the Border Track, it was getting exciting, along the way down the Green Mountain there are dozens of waterfalls and the track are rougher, wilder and much more fun too.
I needed to cross the creek quite a few times, and the rock was really slippery. I finally saw the native blue crayfish this time.
highly recommend this one.
BTW, the GPS signal was bad, I tried to record it, but my phone just kept searching for signal., the good thing is the tail is well signed.

hiking
26 days ago

This was a generous fire trail road so easy hiking technically, not withstanding some fitness needed with the ups and downs.
Beautiful loop following the ridge lines, as if you're circumnavigating a large bowl.

Easy enough to navigate also.

Bring plenty of water.

Nice and steamy after recent rain but trail in great shape. Was amazing how often the flora changes in such a short distance. A truly visual treat.

hiking
1 month ago

Water levels high due to rain increases the challenge leeches very friendly but great walk

Hard slog on a mountain bike for the average person , not much to look at , take plenty of water !

There's a lot of variety and lots of track hopping. Bring your phone charged to navigate your progress to which track you are on. A few tracks are unnamed especially closer to the end (I went anti clockwise).
Bring plenty of water.

The track itself is not difficult, easy to moderate, but some fitness is required.

A really good hike, starting next to the freshwater and after about 2km your starting to climb. A bit tricky to find the lookout but the app helped with the map. Took us 5,5 hours to complete and we also stopped for a swim in the beautiful waterfalls at the bottom. Just be aware about the leeches, there’s to many haha.

road biking
1 month ago

I picked road biking because my friend I decided to give the Lake Manchester loop a go with our drop bar cyclocross / gravel bikes. It was our first visit here and we were unsure of what to expect. Certainly all he photos we had seen excited us of the prospect. We set off with the first climb up past the dam wall to find a fantastic view over the lake. The first km or so was rather picturesque and easy then the climbs started.. they usually don’t bother us because we are actually regular mountain bikers.. we did realise before long however that the gearing on our bikes was to high for the climbs.. especially my friends Giant TCX cyclocross bike.. my Trek Checkpoint gravel bike was more suitable but still tough going with the narrower tyres giving less traction than required. Even though we bike a hiked some of the steeper hills the scenery around the lake made it all worthwhile. So in summary if you want to ride this loop an MTB is definitely the best option to climb the hills and probably more fun on the descents. We just thought it worthwhile to let other gravel bike riders know that it is doable on these bikes if you are rolling wider grippier tyres, your gearing is lower and you are relatively fit.

We walked it with the kids. It was a little slippery in places post recent rain. We loved the way the vegetation changed so suddenly, so many times. We even spotted a Lyrebird! A nice, easy Sunday walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Great challenging start not very well signposted but a great walk any way.

An unrelenting up and down, out and back trail that requires some seriously sticky shoes for the shale. Towards the end of the trail, you can see boulders on your right (headed outwards). Scramble these and the view is gorgeous... well worth getting there. No water on the trail so come well prepared. If you have knee issues, I wouldn't recommend this trail because of the shale and the up and down nature of the trail. Kudos to trail runners for doing this one at speed!

This track has many beautiful features. Down in the valley you have rainforest and waterfalls. Then you climb to the top of the enscarpment that has fantastic views of the whole Valley

camping
3 months ago

Completed the Toolona Creek Circuit anti-clockwise starting at O'Reilys car park via the Boarder Track. Visited the Naturalist's Cairn Site along the way and camped overnight at Mount Bithongabel Bush Camp. Has been no rain for weeks possibly months but still water flowing over the many waterfalls and no leeches - highly recommend!

ALSO NOTE: this loop is advertised as 15km, my GPS showed 26km loop - check it out in recordings..

hiking
3 months ago

Great track for a work out. Not very picturesque. Loved listening to the bellbirds.

Great track loved the amazing changes in the vegetation but we went around the wrong way but still a good hike

hiking
3 months ago

The hike is long but not hard. Pretty well marked throughout.

Excellent views. Make sure you do the side trips if you can for views as they're worth it. Waterfall and cascades less so.

We did the whole thing plus most sides in 6.5hrs including leisurely lunch and short breaks. We are reasonably fit.

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice walking. Moderate and not particularly challenging. The forest has loads of old trees dating back 1500 years. Brush box trees are spectacular! Poor things are being attacked by strangling figs. Unfortunately the trees are growing so well anymore due to many reasons so it may not be long before they go.

Nice ponds, brooks, water holes and waterfalls along the way. Definitely worth going to.

Good walk and not very strenuous.

3 months ago

The track was incredibly overgrown with weeds and there were what appeared to be pig diggings everywhere! On the plus side, I didn’t pass any other hikers so it’s nice and quiet. The view of the dam at the top is obstructed.

4 months ago

good workout and enjoyed the changing landscape.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy walk with changing scenery and stunning views. Slippery when wet but no steep inclines or descents. A good circuit.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail has beautiful views but it is not 16.6km as indicated here. The official sign at Lamington National Park states Ships Stern as 19km but my GPS said it was more than 20km. Lots of big fallen trees so be prepared to climb and pull yourself up over them. Scary bits up high on the trail but worth it for the views.

sensational walk

A very easy walk. flat trail. wonderful views in parts and the occasional wallaby. Great for anyone is any fitness level

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