Karawatha Forest, QLD

Hidden in the midst of suburbia, Karawatha Forest is a credit to Brisbane City Council. The forest is set on over 900 hectares and encompases dry eucalypt forest, lagoon and wetlands, natural playgrounds and an interactive discovery centre. With over 20km of tracks there is something to suit everyone. Quick Info Location: 149 Acacia Rd, Karawatha … Read more

Lake Manchester, QLD

Lake Manchester was confusing. So much hard work for very little reward, yet it felt like an achievement. Baffling that a bushwalk around a lake would contain so few views of said lake. Having said that, the few views that were glimpsed were quite lovely. Quick Info Location: 667 Lake Manchester Road, Lake Manchester QLD 4306 … Read more

Mt Coot-tha Forest Bushwalks, QLD

Just 5km from the Brisbane CBD, Mt Coot-tha Forest is a must do nature experience. Introduce interstate and international visitors to the best of Brisbane with a day at Mt Coot-tha Forest. Quick Info Location: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Mt Coot-tha QLD, 4066 Walking Distance: 2km-60km Elevation: Some hills, some very steep hills Time: 1 – 8 hours Difficulty: Easy to … Read more

Daisy Hill State Forest, Buhot Creek Circuit Bushwalk, QLD

Buhot Creek Circuit in Daisy Hill State Forest is one of the longer trails in the forest. The circuit is ideal for an emersive experience –  just take a map with you so you don’t emerse yourself for longer than expected! Quick Info Location: Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill, 4127 Walking Distance: 9km Elevation: Numerous hills Time: 3+ hours … Read more

Daisy Hill State Forest, Old Quarry Bushwalk, QLD

The Old Quarry is an unexpected treasure in Neville Lawrie Reserve, which adjoins Daisy Hill State Forest. I’d lived in the area for 20 years before I heard about the Old Quarry, and have since visited regularly to make up for lost time. The quarry is a welcome oasis in the midst of the usually … Read more

Dove Lake Circuit Bushwalk, Cradle Mountain, TAS

I was expecting Dove Lake to be amazing – unfortunately I was underwhelmed. Dove Lake Circuit is promoted as one of the must do activities for those holidaying around Cradle Mountain. For me, the hassle involved in getting there took the shine off the experience. Quick Info Location: Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306 Walking Distance: 5.7km circuit … Read more

Fitzroy Falls Bushwalk and Lookout

Fitzroy Falls, in the Southern Highlands of NSW, is an 81 metre waterfall  flowing down a sandstone escarpment into the valley below. It has only been know to dry up once in living memory, so odds are it will be flowing for your visit. The picturesque drive there comes close to surpassing the beauty of … Read more

Daisy Hill State Forest, Paperbark Trail, Lake Dennis, QLD

Daisy Hill State Forest is a treasure trove of tracks and facilities. Whether you have a hour to spare or the whole day, Daisy Hill State Forest has something to offer. The forest caters to diverse users such as: bushwalkers, school groups, mountain bike riders, rogaine adventurers, wedding parties and horse riders. A 2km ring road, … Read more

Mount Warning Summit Climb Hike

One of my all time favourite bushwalks. Beautiful rainforest, flowing creek, inspiring views and crisp mountain air, with a challenging rock scramble at the end – all on a well maintained path. The super elite may be able to complete the hike in 2 hours, but anyone with a moderate level of fitness will have … Read more