Cutting the Cord at Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park

waterfall Coomera Circuit 1

A few years ago, Australian Geographic listed the 17.4km, class 4 Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park as one of the 16 best day walks in Australia. I’m not usually someone who takes much notice of “best of” or “top 10” lists.  In fact, I usually avoid them because of their subjectivity. However, in this case I’d have to agree.  The numerous waterfalls, creek crossings and lush rainforest  justify its inclusion.

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Feeding the Phobia – Hiking Warrie Circuit – Springbrook National Park


“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” I’ve heard this quote many times but my recent experience challenges  the universality of this adage. While walking the 17 km Warrie Circuit at Springbrook National Park, south of Brisbane, my daughter and I managed to feel both “awesome and incredibly stupid” (her words). How is that possible? If you survive my preliminary ramblings, all will be revealed! Continue reading

Shrouded in Mist – Bliss at Twin Falls Circuit – Springbrook National Park


Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart
Candy Polgar

Back in January,  I made my first trip to Springbrook National Park, part of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests Region,  100km south of Brisbane.  Springbrook is a fantastic escape with a variety of walks ranging from a short 300m circuit right up to a challenging 54 km hike. Temperate and subtropical rainforest as well as montane heath and open eucalyptus bushland make up the diversity of this region. Continue reading