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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 15, 2020
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Hey Presto reviewed Colo River via T3 Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 6, 2020
HikingGreat!Off trailRockyScramble

All up it's just over 3 hours from Mountain Lagoon to Colo R. The hike has 3 distinct sections, including the meandering ~4km vehicle trail to the trail head. The after the trail, you follow the ridge line and saddles in a NE direction to the final orange clay lookout, which is just a tease of what's ahead. The last stage is a scramble down the scree (a controlled slide) via the last saddle just above the river. this last stage is not marked very well, other than little rock piles and pink flaging, the climb out is harder to navigate, but just head back to the saddle if you get off course. My biggest tip to navigate the trail is to stay on the Ridge. If you are unsure , stay on the Ridge. If you think you've lost the trail, STAY ON THE RIDGE

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 15, 2020
BackpackingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Be prepared for there to be no track. Was pretty difficult to follow the route. GPS and map skills a must- there isn’t a path and there are no markers. Limited water - the creek was pretty dry when we went we did end up finding a bit of water at the the campsite, however I wouldn’t count on it. Amazing views and really quite track.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 2, 2020
HikingOff trailScramble
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 22, 2020

This is a beautiful route but is difficult. we attempted it in reverse order. Due to flood damage it was impossible to walk on the bank along the river so we resorted to walking in the river. After moving 1km per hour walking up stream for 1.5 hours we decided to turn around and return the way we came in. I would recommend doing this trip on summer, starting on the T3 Track and taking a lilo to float down the river to meroo camp ground, camping the night there then hiking out the next day. will be trying this in summer.

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Matthew Spong reviewed Glow Worm Tunnel Track from Newnes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 28, 2020
Hiking

Great slot to enter Valley of The Dinosaurs. Ultimate Slot bottom & top, etc

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 22, 2020
Hiking

Hard but rewarding. There are many trees down over the path but none impossible to climb over. Note that the foot path starts just at the metal sign, climb the brick stairs, it's easy to continue to walk along the old cart track and miss it.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 16, 2020
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Great hiking track with rain forest at around glow worm tunnel. Please keep the noise and lights down when you walk through the tunnel, it's just amazing how nature is and will feels like looking stars. Well I didn't finished the whole track nor the loop but went for this tunnel, really amazing.

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Cameron Spring reviewed Colo River via T3 Trail
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble
First to Review

T3 is very difficult to follow at the moment due to the fires. All the scrub and undergrowth are gone so it can be very difficult to actually follow it. I’d say about 50% of the trail is gone. I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up following a gully down and ended up way too far upstream on Tootie Creek. Tootie creek is very difficult to navigate without getting wet and being the middle of winter, I was hoping to avoid it. I had to camp in a small clearing before I even made it to the river. I finished traversing Tootie and got to the Colo River. Colo river is beautiful and the water is crystal clear and ice cold. Take a filter and drink it without tablets or boiling. It’s delightful. I couldn’t find T3 to go back up so had to pull out a map and compass until about halfway up the mountain. No one should attempt this if they are not experienced... or fit. It’s a 500 meter ascent and very steep in places with a lot of scrambling up rocky outcrops. I found the track and made my way back. Very soar, very exhilarated.

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HikingClosed
First to Review

Closed due to bushfires

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 20, 2020
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A most rewarding day out A word of warning though you do need good navigational skills Particularly after the recent bushfires

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 4, 2020
HikingOff trailOver grownScrambleWashed out
First to Review

I took on this trail just after the bushfires and flash flooding which made it a little more challenging but nonetheless enthralling. GPS and trail finding skills are a must! Be sure to take at least 5-6litres of water in warmer months when ascending as water sources are unreliable at mount Dawson Caves/Summit.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 20, 2019
HikingOff trailOver grownRocky
First to Review

Beautiful views and nice trail both down to and up from the river. Doing the river section of the loop is very difficult as there is no trail at all and you have to bush bash thick scrub or rock scramble for 4-5km then we just walked through the water and on sand bank. Very difficult, but beautiful!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 7, 2019
Hiking
First to Review

The Glow worm tunnels are very cool, although somewhat diminished by everyone with there lights on. Even if you’re someone who thinks you need to bring a light there’s no point as you can see fine thanks to everyone else using one. This full hike is a bit of overkill, there isn’t much to see until you get to the loop. The loop itself was cool with some good views, so I’d recommend just driving out and doing the loop rather than walking from Newnes campground.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 28, 2019
First to Review

Love this place. It's beautiful!

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