Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Forests

Albert River Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - McPherson Range), Lamington NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)21Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteAlbert River Circuit Trail
NotesMany waterfalls are visited along with walk with a fine view across to Mt Warning from Echo Point
Echo Falls along Albert River Circuit, Albert River Circuit Trail (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 11-Jun-01, B996

Mt Warning (R) from Echo Lookout, Albert River Circuit Trail (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 11-Jun-01, B998

  
Blue Gum Forest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (Sydney Region), Blue Moutains NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)550Route findingEasy
RoutePerry's Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Acacia Flat - return
NotesThis walk gives a chance to descend from the plateau of the Blue Mountains to explore the heart of the Blue Gum Forest.
Cliffs near Bank's Wall across valley from Perry's Lookdown, Perry's Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Acacia Flat - return (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF1

Perry's Lookdown viewing platforms and handrails, Perry's Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Acacia Flat - return (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF2

Sydney Blue Gum bark nr Acacia Flat in Blue Gum Forest, Perry's Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Acacia Flat - return (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF51

Blue Gum Forest from Acacia Flat Campsite, Perry's Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Acacia Flat - return (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF52

Coomera Circuit / Mt Hobwee Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateEarly May
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - McPherson Range), Lamington NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteCoomera Circuit and Mt Hobwee Circuit
NotesA classic Lamington walk, visiting many quiet corners of the park and treading on many stepping stones. The views from many of the peaks are rather obscured by trees.
Bahnamboola Falls from middle level of falls, Coomera Circuit and Mt Hobwee Circuit (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 2-May-04, BF53

Along Hobwee Circuit Track between Mt Hobwee and Araucaria track junctions, Coomera Circuit and Mt Hobwee Circuit (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 2-May-04, BF56

Along Hobwee Circuit Track between Mt Hobwee and Araucaria track junctions, Coomera Circuit and Mt Hobwee Circuit (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 2-May-04, BF57

 
Cougal Peaks Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - McPherson Range), Springbrook NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)350Route findingModerate
RouteCougal Peaks Trail
NotesA walk through the lush, earthy forests of south-east Queensland to a fine view from the top of the East Peak of the Cougals
Sugar Cane and Mt Warning from path to Mt Cougal, Cougal Peaks Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 1-Jun-01, B988

Mt Cougal W from Mt Cougal E, Cougal Peaks Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 1-Jun-01, B991

  
Crediton Creek Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainForestDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (North), Eungella NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)8.5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteCrediton Creek Trail
NotesThis walk can be made into a circuit by walking an extra 6.5km along the park access road. Platypuses are commonly seen in the murky pools along this walk.
Platypus Pool, Cedition Creek Trail, Crediton Creek Trail (T), Eungella NP, Queensland, Australia, 11-Nov-02, ah309

   
Curtis Falls / Joalah Circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateEarly Mar
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Brisbane Region), Tamborine NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3.5Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteCurtis Falls Track and Joalah Circuit
NotesA scenic short walk through the palm and strangler fig forests.
Picabeen Palms nr Curtis Falls, Curtis Falls Track and Joalah Circuit (T), Tamborine NP, Queensland, Australia, 9-Mar-02, b1307

Rainforest nr Curtis Falls, Curtis Falls Track and Joalah Circuit (T), Tamborine NP, Queensland, Australia, 9-Mar-02, b1305

  
Dave's Creek Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - McPherson Range), Lamington NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteDave's Creek Circuit Trail
NotesOne of my favourites in Lamington because of the variety of vegatation, from dense forest to open heathland with nice spring flowers
Numimbah Gap, Springbrook Mtn (L) from Dave's Creek Circuit, Dave's Creek Circuit Trail (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 29-Sep-01, B1114

Numimbah Gap, Springbrook Mtn (L) from Dave's Creek Circuit, Dave's Creek Circuit Trail (T), Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, 29-Sep-01, B1116

  
Derdbe-Gerning Banan Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Kimberley, Mirima NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteEntrance Trail and Derdbe-Gerning Banan Nature Trail
NotesA smaller, more easily accessible, version of the Bungle Bungles
Rocks and domes along Derdbe-Gerning Banan Nature Trail, Derdbe-Gerning Banan Nature Trail (T), Mirima NP, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia, 7-Apr-03, ah742

Rocks and domes along Derdbe-Gerning Banan Nature Trail, Derdbe-Gerning Banan Nature Trail (T), Mirima NP, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia, 7-Apr-03, ah743

  
Diversity Boardwalk Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (Central Coast), Cape Hillsborough NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteDiversity Boardwalk
Notes 
Tree bark along The Diversity Boardwalk, Diversity Boardwalk (T), Cape Hillsborough NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Nov-02, ah317

   
Dubuji Walk Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateEarly May
Region/PlaceQueensland (North), Daintree NP (Cape Tribulation Section)CountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)1.5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteDubuji Walk
NotesA short walk through rainforest, swamps and mangroves, with pretty fan palms.
Fan Palms along Dubuji Walk, nr Cape Tribulation, Dubuji Walk (T), Daintree NP (Cape Tribulation Section), Queensland, Australia, 2-May-03, AP4

Fan Palms along Dubuji Walk, nr Cape Tribulation, Dubuji Walk (T), Daintree NP (Cape Tribulation Section), Queensland, Australia, 2-May-03, AP5

  
Fraser Island - Southern Lakes Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Heathland / Moorland, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceQueensland (Central Coast), Fraser Island NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)74Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteWanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin (N1) - Dili Village - Eurong - Lake Wabby (N2) - Lake McKenzie - Basin Lake - Wanggoolba Creek
NotesThis is a fantastic way to explore Fraser Island, visiting the major highlights of Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and the rainforest around Central Station, as well as some of the less well-known southern lakes. Transport to the start of the main circuit is limited, but it's a relatively short walk along the vehicle tracks from Wanggoolba Creek via a short-cut path to Basin Lake, on the main circuit. Three full days provide plenty of time for swimming in the beautiful lakes.
Basin Lake, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1252

Basin Lake, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1251

Basin Lake, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1254

Cycads along path from Basin Lake to Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1255

Cycads along path from Basin Lake to Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1257

Wanggoolba Creek nr Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1258

Path along edge of Lake Benaroon, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1261

Creek to N of Lake Benaroon, Wanggoolba Creek - Basin Lake - Central Station - Lake Benaroon - Lake Boomanjin Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Jan-02, b1262

Lake Wabby, Lake Boomanjin - Dili Village - Eurong - Lake Wabby Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Jan-02, b1264

Lake Wabby and Hammerstone Sand Blow from lookout nr carpark, Lake Boomanjin - Dili Village - Eurong - Lake Wabby Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Jan-02, b1269

Lake McKenzie from eastern end, Lake Wabby - Lake McKenzie - Basin Lake - Wanggoolba Creek Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 28-Jan-02, b1274

Lake McKenzie from eastern end, Lake Wabby - Lake McKenzie - Basin Lake - Wanggoolba Creek Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 28-Jan-02, b1280

Lake McKenzie beach, Lake Wabby - Lake McKenzie - Basin Lake - Wanggoolba Creek Section, Southern Lakes Circuit (T), Fraser Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 28-Jan-02, b1284

   
Kondalilla Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateEarly Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Kondalilla NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteKondalilla Falls Circuit
NotesSomething of a Lost World feeling as you descend through the rainforest to the impressive falls
Rainforest, Kondalilla Falls Circuit (T), Kondalilla NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah187

Waterfall, Kondalilla Falls Circuit (T), Kondalilla NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah188

Waterfall, Kondalilla Falls Circuit (T), Kondalilla NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah189

 
Mt Norman / Dr Roberts Waterhole Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteCastle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead
NotesA satisfying walk visiting many of the popular features of the national park, together with the pretty Dr Roberts Waterhole
The Pyramids from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah287

Turtle Rock and The Sphinx from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah289

Ascent to Mt Norman, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah291

Mt Norman from SW, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah292

Dr Robert's Waterhole, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah298

Kangaroo nr Visitor Centre, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah301

  
Noosa River / Cooloola Sandpatch (Canoe / Walk) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Cooloola NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)20 (Walking), 38 (Canoeing)Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteElanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach (N1) - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt
NotesA combination of canoeing and walking is a splendid way to explore the Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch. It worth continuing on from the Sandpatch to the ocean beach. On still days the reflections on the dark river are like looking in a mirror
Kangaroos at Elanda Pt campsite, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0358

Kinaba Information Centre at end of Lake Cootharaba, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0371

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0384

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0395

Como Reach, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0408

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0419

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0441

Jetty at Camp 3, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0448

Beach nr Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0459

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0465

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0475

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0489

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0502

Path from Camp 3 to Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0512

Upper Noosa River nr Camp 1, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0524

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0534

Small (Pelican) Island opposite Fig Tree Point Jetty, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0555

   
Palm Grove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Brisbane Region), Tamborine NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5.5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RoutePalm Grove Circuit
NotesA scenic short walk through the palm and strangler fig forests.
Palm Grove Circuit, Palm Grove Circuit (T), Tamborine NP, Queensland, Australia, 10-Aug-02, ah248

   
Sheoak Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceVictoria, Angahook-Lorne State ParkCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteSheoak Falls trail
NotesA short walk through the pretty eucalypt forest.
Sheoak River pond, Otway Ranges, Sheoak Falls trail (T), Angahook-Lorne State Park, Victoria, Australia, 18-Dec-99, AU111

Sheoak Falls, Otway Ranges, Sheoak Falls trail (T), Angahook-Lorne State Park, Victoria, Australia, 18-Dec-99, AU112

Eucalypt near Sheoak Falls, Otway Ranges, Sheoak Falls trail (T), Angahook-Lorne State Park, Victoria, Australia, 18-Dec-99, AU115

 
Thorsborne Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (North), Hinchinbrooke Island NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteRamsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay (N1) - Zoe Bay (N2) - Mulligan Falls (N3) - George Point
NotesA pretty tropical island trail leading through many pristine landscapes. A permit system with camping quotas is in use. Zoe Bay is an especially scenic location. Although the distance is relatively short, progress in the humid air is slow and there are plenty of swimming and viewpoint diversions to stretch the walk out over 3 or 4 days.
Nina Peak from Ramsay Bay, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah338

Banksia Bay (L) and Little Ramsay Bay from Nina Peak, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah341

View N from Nina Peak, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah342

Mangroves and Ramsay Bay from Nina Peak, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah343

Mountains inland from Nina Peak, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah345

Ramsay Bay from Nina Peak, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah346

Nina Peak and Nina Beach, Little Ramsay Bay - Zoe Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 18-Nov-02, ah349

Peaks behind Nina Beach, Ramsay Bay - Nina Peak - Little Ramsay Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 17-Nov-02, ah348

Tidal Creek/Lagoon at S end of Little Ramsay Bay, Little Ramsay Bay - Zoe Bay Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 18-Nov-02, ah350

Mt Bowen from Zoe Bay and saddle(R) leading to Little Ramsay Bay, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah356

Mt Bowen from Zoe Bay and saddle(R) leading to Little Ramsay Bay, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah358

View inland from above Zoe Falls, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah361

Rock pools above Zoe Falls and Zoe Bay, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah364

Pool below Zoe Falls, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah365

Mt Bowen from Zoe Bay, Zoe Bay - Mulligan Falls Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 19-Nov-02, ah368

Mulligan Falls swimming hole, Mulligan Falls - George Point Section, Thorsborne Trail (T), Hinchinbrooke Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 20-Nov-02, ah372

Witches Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Brisbane Region), Tamborine NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3.5Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteWitches Falls Circuit
NotesA scenic short walk through the palm and strangler fig forests.
Swamp at valley bottom, Witches Falls Circuit (T), Mt Tamborine NP, Queensland, Australia, 3-Apr-04, SA1041

   
Witt's Lookout Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (North), Paluma Range NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteWitt's Lookout and McClelland's Trail
Notes 
Butressed tree roots, trail from Witt's Lookout to McClelland's Lookout, Witt's Lookout and McClelland's Trail (T), Paluma Range NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Nov-02, ah329

   
La Cumbre - Coroico Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainForest, AndesDateLate May
Region/PlaceCordillera Real / YungasCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)90 (Approx)Height gain (m)1200 (Approx)Route findingEasy-Moderate
RouteLa Cumbre (La Paz to Coroico road), Chucuru Pass (4860), nr Chucuru (~3600) (First Night), Choro (~2000), 1-2 hrs past Choro (Second Night), Casa Sandillani (~1700), 1hr past Casa Sandillani (Third Night), Chairo (~1500), to Highway (~10km)
NotesA cross-section of climatic zones from an Andean pass to the Amazon Basin, with some Pre-Columbian trail remaining. Check locally regarding trail security. Transport may be available from Chairo onwards.
Llamas, El Cruce, Choro trail, near La Paz, Choro trail (T), La Paz, Bolivia, 23-May-94, W79

Choro Valley looking towards Andes, Choro trail (T), La Paz, Bolivia, 24-May-94, W143

  
Alerce Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceRegion X - Los Lagos, PN Alerce AndinoCountryChile  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteLaguna Sargaza trailhead - Alerce Giant tree viewpoint - return
NotesA walk into the dense cool temperate beech forest amongst some rather tall trees. Although a fairly short walk, it's slow going over a fairly roughly cut path which often has to drain excessive deluges of rain.
Alerce trees from lookout on Alerce Trail, Alerce Trail (T), Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, Lakes District, Region X - Los Lagos, Chile, 17-Dec-03, SA707

Laguna Sargaza and stream at Pebble Beach, Alerce Trail (T), Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, Lakes District, Region X - Los Lagos, Chile, 17-Dec-03, SA708

  
Sierra Nevada foothills Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForestDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceRegion IX - La Araucanía, PN ConguillíoCountryChile  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RoutePlaya Linda - Ridge to north towards Sierra Nevada - return
NotesAn excellent walk through a somewhat unknown national park, leading to lofty views through the native Monkey Puzzle trees to Laguna Conguillío and Volcán Llaima. In Mid Dec there was fresh snow starting at around 1200m. A short walk around the shores of the Laguna is also very pleasant.
Sierra Nevada from track to Laguna Conguillío, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA626

Sierra Nevada from shore of Laguna Conguillío, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA630

Volcán Llaima (3125) reflected in Lago Arco Iris, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA632

Track leading towards Volcán Llaima (3125) through Araucaria forest, from nr Laguna Conguillío, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA635

Track through Araucaria forest, from nr Laguna Conguillío, with Sierra Nevada (L), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA638

Laguna Conguillío and reflected Sierra Nevada from nr La Caseta campsite, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA640

Red Notro flowers at Playa Linda, Laguna Conguillío, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA642

Driftwood and Sierra Nevada (L) at Playa Linda on Laguna Conguillío, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA643

Sierra Nevada, Laguna Conguillío and Araucaria tree close-up, from second lookout, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA649

Volcán Llaima (3125) from ridge at treeline, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA650

Sierra Nevada and Araucaria trees 1km before start of unmaintained trail, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA652

Araucaria tree close-up from nr second lookout, Sierra Nevada Trail (T), Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA657

Lava field boulders and view S from track between Laguna Verde and Entrance Station, Parque Nacional Conguillío, Region IX - La Araucanía, Chile, 12-Dec-03, SA662

   
Vaiare - Paopao Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, HillsDateEarly Dec
Region/PlaceMooreaCountryFrench Polynesia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)400Route findingMedium
RouteVaiare - ridge between Mt Tearai and Mt Mouaputa - Paopao
NotesAn often sweaty walk for excellent views of the craggy green mountains of central Moorea.
Mtns to NW of ridge on Vaiare to Paopao walk, Vaiare - Paopao track (T), Moorea, French Polynesia, 7-Dec-00, B491

Mt Mouaputu from Vaiare to Paopao track, Vaiare - Paopao track (T), Moorea, French Polynesia, 7-Dec-00, B492

Mt Mouaputu from Vaiare to Paopao track, Vaiare - Paopao track (T), Moorea, French Polynesia, 7-Dec-00, B493

Pineapple Plantation, Moorea, French Polynesia, 6-Oct-94, W356

Heaphy Track (section from Kohaihai) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Kahurangi NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteKohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach
NotesAn excellent return day walk along the coastal section at the southern end of the Heaphy Track leading into the Nikau Palm groves and colourful Rata forests.
Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B635

Kohaihai River at end of Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B633

Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B636

Busk behind Scotts Beach Campsite, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B637

Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B640

Nikau Palm Forest behind Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B642

Swan Burn River Swingbridge, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B644

Palm fruits nr Swan Burn Swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B645

Matai Trees above Black Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B647

Nikau Palms S of Koura Beach and Tasman Sea, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B646

Black Rock Beach and view to N, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B648

 
Kepler Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Heathland / Moorland, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteTe Anau - Control Gates - Mt Luxmore Hut (N1) - Iris Burn Hut (N2) - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge
NotesFrom beautiful Lake Te Anau, this track soon rises up above the forest to a long alpine section with fine views over the fiord-like lakes. Iris Burn Valley is a classic U-shaped valley, with scenery identical to that on the Milford Track. Although the walk also requires permits, I was able to pick up permits in summer a few days ahead.
Ferns and Beech Trees at start of Kepler Track nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Control Gates Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-01, B821

View across Dock Bay nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA962

Mt Luxmore (M) and Lake Te Anau from nr DOC office, Te Anau, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA961

Mossy forest floor and glittering Dock Bay from track between Dock Bay and Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA963

River mouth into Dock Bay on track to Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA964

Brod Bay and mountains to NW, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA965

Luxmore Hut and U-shaped valley of Mystery Burn (M) across South Fiord of Lake Te Anau, with Mt Owen (1769) (L) and Black Cone (1679) (R), Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA967

Rainbow over Lake Te Anau from Luxmore Hut, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA968

South Fiord of Lake Te Anau (L) and main Te Anau Lake (R) from track nr Luxmore Saddle, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA969

Track along ridge between Forest Burn and Hanging Vallet Shelters, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA972

Kea at Hanging Valley Shelter, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA973

Iris Burn Valley upstream from clearing below Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA974

Iris Burn just downstream of Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA975

TV Aerial plant (R) along track nr Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA977

Beach on Lake Manapouri from in front of Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA978

 
Milford Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainForest, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)53Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteGlade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut (N1) - Mintaro Hut (N2) - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut (N3) - Sandfly Point
NotesAnother classic walk through the deep U-shaped valleys typical of the region, with an alpine section high above the treeline. Permits are difficult to come by however, often requiring planning many months in advance. With often alternating days of fine and not so fine weather, make the most of the good days, walking ahead along the track if the next day's forecast is bad.
Drying waterproofs at Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B822

Mossy forest nr Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B824

Clinton River West Branch and Mt Fisher (L) and Castle Mtn (M), Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B826

Lake created by 1982 landslip and waterfall nr Hire Falls, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B828

1772 Peak from the Prairie nr Bus Stop Shelter, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B829

View E along Clinton Valley from nr St Quintin Falls viewpoint, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B830

Bridge on ascent to Mintaro Hut and Clinton Valley, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B831

Ferns and mossy forest nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B834

Ferns nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B833

Mt Hart (L) from Mintaro Lake, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B892

View of Green Valley and Lady of the Snows from Mackinnon Memorial, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B837

Mt Elliot (M) and Mt Wilmar (R) from Mackinnon Memorial, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B836

Sutherland Falls, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 25-Jan-01, B840

Mackay Falls, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B842

Cleddau River Gorge from Sandfly Point, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B844

 
Rakiura Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Rakiura NP, Stewart IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)36Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteHalfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William (N1) - Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay
NotesYou'll probably always wonder what Stewart Island is like, and this track is an excellent way to get a feel for the place and the mud and contemplate what the full North-West Circuit would be like. The forests are very different from the rest of New Zealand and there are plenty of birds less frequently seen on the mainland. Wothwhile half-day walks are possible starting in Halfmoon Bay around the nearby sheltered bays and headlands.
Lee Beach and coast leading towards Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1027

Liitle River nr beach in Lee Bay, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1030

Track between Little River and Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1032

Southern Rata at beach in Lee Bay, nr Little River, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1031

Maori Beach through trees from western end of beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1033

View to west along Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1034

Boardwalk steps along Ryan's Creek Trail, Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 2-Feb-04, SA1035

 
Rees-Dart Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainForest, Mountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)70Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMuddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut (N1) - Dart Hut (N2) - Daley's Flat Hut (N3) - Chinaman's Bluff
NotesWith scenery to match the more popular tracks such as the Milford and Routeburn Tracks, this walk takes you into the more remote mountains by way of the Rees and Dart River Valleys. The walk is varied, from wide river valleys to pristine beech forests and alpine heathland sections. The side-trip to the Dart Glacier passes through some very spectacular scenery.
Rees Valley from just beyond Muddy Creek, with Forbes Mountains, Muddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 25-Jan-04, SA1003

Sunset from Dart Hut campsite, with Mt Ian (2520) (MR), Shelter Rock Hut - Dart Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 26-Jan-04, SA1004

Path alongside Snowy Creek just upstream from Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1005

Tributary of Snowy Creek leading down towards Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1007

Low mountain scrub above Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1008

Mt Alpha (2280) (L) and Snowdrift Saddle (M) in Barrier Range, with Whitbourn River Valley from between Dart Hut and Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1009

Dart River Valley from upstream end of Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1010

Valley downstream and track through Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1013

Face in cliffs above Quinn's Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1014

Flat 1-2km downstream from Daley's Flat Hut, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1015

Dart Valley to north from between Daley's Flat Hut and Sandy Bluff, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1016

Dart River downstream of Sandy Bluff jetboat pickup point and Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1018

Brides Peak (2009) (M) and Albert Peak (2353) (MR further) from Dart River pools at end of Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1020

View north from flats at north end of Chinaman's Bluff, with Mt Chaos (1995) (L near) and Niobe Peak (2204) (M), Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1022

  
Routeburn Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, MountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRouteburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut (N1) - Harris Saddle - Conical Hill - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut (N2) - The Divide
NotesWonderful scenery, ranging from the beautiful Routeburn Flats to the balcony path above the tree-line from Harris Saddle across to Lake Howden. Lake MacKenzie is the jewel of this walk, and side trips to Conical Hill and Key Summit are also highlights. Although permits normally require some advance booking, Lake MacKenzie is fairly easlily accessible from The Divide on a day walk (for which a permit is not required). A fit walker could even complete the track in a long summer day, which again avoids the need for permits.
Ferns along Routeburn Track before Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B740

View E from Routeburn Flats, 'V' leads to Routeburn Gorge, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B744

Routeburn River North Branch and Mt Erebus (L) from nr Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B748

Panorama from Jan '94 landslip site, including Routeburn Flats and surrounding mtns (1), Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B751

Lake Harris from Harris Saddle, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B756

Mt Totoke and Routeburn Track leading from Lake Mackenzie to Harris Shelter, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B762

Tarns and Harris Saddle, with East Peak (ML), Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B757

Mt Tutoko (L) and Lake McKerrow leading to Martins Bay (M - far) from Conical Hill, Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B758

East Peak and Harris Shelter with clouds in Hollyford Valley, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B761

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B764

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B766

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

Ferms and Ribbonwoods in the Orchard along the Routeburn Track, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B770

Ferns along the Routeburn Track in the Orchard, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B771

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (R) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA986

  
Portela - Ribeiro Frio Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainForest, HillsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Porto da CruzCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePortela - Levada da Portela - Lamaceiros - Levada do Furado - Ribeiro Frio
NotesRating 5/10, Landscapes #25. Although popular with tour groups this is one of the less rewarding walks on Madeira with much of the walk through forest, but it still a pleasant walk.
Giants Forest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Sequoia NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesYou don't need to venture far from the carpark here to see some unimaginably large trees.
Giant Sequoias around Giant Forest car park, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B170

Giant Sequoias in Giant Forest, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B171

Giant Sequoias in Giant Forest, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B173

 
Hidden Valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForest, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Joshua Tree NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA trail to some scenically located large Joshua Trees set amongst large outcrops and boulders.
Joshua Trees nr Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B180

Yuccas along Hidden Valley Trail, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B181