Fraser Island Great Walk

 

 

Depending on where you are walking in the world, one may have to be mindful of interaction with large and dangerous native animals such as bears, large cats etc.

Australia’s preferred option of injury or even death via fauna interaction is generally poison by a snake, spider or some other creepy crawly.  The kangaroo, cassowary and dingo are about as big as we get in Australia.

Whilst the dingo has nothing on a huge grizzly bear that can still out run and out climb you (how anyone can sleep while hiking in bear country is beyond me), to see a dingo in the wild is always a little exciting.

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Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte Track is unique for a multi-day walk, in that it’s suitable for any level of walker.  The 71 km walk can be done with a full pack utilising the numerous camp sites along it’s length.  Alternatively it can be walked with a small daypack, with your remaining possessions transported by boat to your next intended destination.

Accommodation options range from tent camping, homestay and backpacker lodges through to 5 star resorts.  Further more, the option to walk certain sections or even ‘bail out’ and get a boat back to Picton is always available.

The flexibility and ease of access of the Queen Charlotte Track, makes it one of New Zealand’s most popular walks.

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Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island

The 32 klm Thorsborne Trail explores the east coast of one of Australia’s largest island national parks.  Hinchinbrook Island east of Cardwell, is nearly 40,000 ha of national park and forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

 

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Walks in Girraween National Park

Located some 3 hours from Brisbane, visitors to Girraween National Park will find not only a different climate, but a spectacular granite littered landscape unlike anywhere else. Giant granite boulders and slabs, along with massive granite dome outcrops featuring names including Pyramid Rock, Castle Rock, Mt Norman, Mallee Ridge and South/Middle/West Bald Rock.  The myriad of caves, rock formations and spectacular outlooks from atop the many peaks, will surely spark the imagination and curiosity in even the least adventurous. Continue reading

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Walking on Moreton Island

If you’ve grown up in SE Qld as I have, you’ll recall family trip’s made to Bribie, partied/camped/chilled on Straddie and found any reason you can to visit Fraser.  Few of us it seems (yours truly included) have made the journey across the bay to Moreton Island, seemingly a forgotten cousin of the aforementioned islands. Continue reading

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