Investigator Trail
  • Length: 0.8km

  • Duration: 20 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

  • End: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Kangaroo Island

  • Distance from state capital: 151 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.843505962

  • Longitude: 137.754349038

Investigator Trail is a 0.8km, grade 3 Return hike located in Kangaroo Island South Australia. The hike should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Summary

During his exploration of southern Australia in 1802, explorer Matthew Flinders rowed to the end of Pelican Lagoon and walked to the top of the large sand dune which he named Prospect Hill. The Investigator Trail is short and follows his 1802 steps from the lagoon to the hill.

The trail begins from a commemorative plaque in the roadside carpark on the northern side of Hog Bay Road (there is a brown historical site sign pointing to the carpark), near the intersection of Muston Road. After crossing Hog Bay Road, the trail follows the dirt road to the carpark at the base of Prospect Hill. From there follow the trail to the top of Prospect Hill.

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Total distance: 1033 m
Max elevation: 21 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 21 m
Total descent: -7 m
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Strzelecki Peaks Flinders Island Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6.2km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Trouser Point Road

  • End: Trouser Point Road

  • Closest Town: Whitemark

  • Location: Strzelecki National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 445km by air

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -40.204218

  • Longitude: 148.048013

Strzelecki Peaks Flinders Island is a 6.2km, grade 4 Return hike located in Strzelecki National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Summary

The large granite massifs of Strzelecki National Park dominate the southern part of Flinders Island and offer amazing views.

Highlights

The spectacular Devonian granite forms part of a much larger series of granite bodies extending from north-eastern Tasmania to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. These granite massifs formed during a major continental collision in eastern Australia, approximately 370 million years ago.

Region

The East Coast and Flinders Island

Getting there

From Whitemark, travel south (towards Lady Barron) on road B85 and turn into road C806. The track to the peaks starts 12.5km from Whitemark.

Tips

Park entry fees apply. Fees can be paid at Service Tasmania in Whitemark. Annual pass holders should bring their ‘Annual all parks card’ to Flinders Island.

Nearest facilities are located 3.5km away at Trousers Point.

Steep uphill walk requiring physical exertion. However, there is nothing technically difficult about the walk. The walk starts at an elevation of 20m and finishes at 756m.

Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, suitable clothing essential, this track should not be walked during periods of high fire danger.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 6457 m
Max elevation: 732 m
Min elevation: 12 m
Total climbing: 763 m
Total descent: -764 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

 

Kumbartcho Sanctuary
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 1.15hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 36-40 Bunya Pine Ct, Eatons Hill

  • End: 10 Bunya Pine Ct, Eatons Hill

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Kumbartcho Sanctuary

  • Distance from state capital: 22.0 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.34592528

  • Longitude: 152.9398155

Kumbartcho Sanctuary Trails is a 8km, grade 1 Return hike located in Kumbartcho Sanctuary Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.15hrs to complete.

Summary

The Kambartcho Sanctuary is six hectares of natural habitat which provides an important corridor for local fauna and flora. There are a number of local walking trails around the dam at environment centre in addition to an opportunity to walk along the South Pine River to Yurarba. The education centre and nursery is open daily from 7am to 7pm.

About the region

Kumbartcho is a Flora and Fauna Sanctuary incorporating walking tracks, a public park, BBQ and playground, all of which are open between 7am and 7pm to the public free of charge. (Sorry, no Cats, Dogs or Horses allowed)

There is also a Native Plant Nursery where plants can be purchased for as little as $2 and an Environmental Education Centre with videos, a Reference Library, Touch and Feel Table, Displays and Arts and Crafts for the littlies (and the littlies at heart).

Kumbartcho is operated by Volunteers in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council and is located at Eatons Hill, just on Brisbane’s Northern border.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

 

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail: Day 4: Grassdale Section
  • Length: 13.3km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Sanderson Fire Access Track, Karatta

  • End: 471-475 Hanson Bay Rd, Karatta

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 267 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -36.025590487

  • Longitude: 136.788197821

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail: Day 4: Grassdale Section is a 13.3km, grade 5 One way hike located in Flinders Chase National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Summary

Spend 5 days hiking the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail along the spectacular coastline of south-west Kangaroo Island.

We’ve listed each of the 5 sections on a separate entry:

6.5 hours, 13.5km (extra 700m return sidetrip to Hanson Bay Beach)

From the campsite the trail returns to the coastal cliffs, walking past Cape Younghusband before heading inland. This section is through cooler mallee and tea trees, and is across private property as it sneaks past the million-dollar South Ocean Lodge. Crossing the road into Hanson Bay, there is an ingenious boat set up to cross the South West River. Take an optional short sidetrip to be rewarded with views of the idyllic Hanson Bay Beach. Returning to the main trail, the trail follows the Hanson Bay Hike along the river, before reaching the quiet sanctuary of Tea Tree Campsite, with the South West River splitting the campsite in two.

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Total distance: 13603 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Total descent: 0 m
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Baroota Hike
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Park Rd, Mambray Creek

  • End: Cemetery Track, Mambray Creek

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mount Remarkable National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 262 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -32.843245000

  • Longitude: 138.016272000

Baroota Hike, Mambray Creek is a 6km, grade 3 One way hike located in Mount Remarkable National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Follow the Mambray Creek Walk then continue along a natural trail to visit Baroota Ruins, the Old Baroota Cemetery and the Baroota Ruins Campground.

Start and finish from either Mambray Creek campground/Day Visitor Carpark, or Baroota Ruins.

This walk takes in the Wirra Water Loop.

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Total distance: 3518 m
Max elevation: 141 m
Min elevation: 103 m
Total climbing: 92 m
Total descent: -54 m
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Spion Kop Track
  • Length: 4.2km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: -20.27926627, 148.8294697

  • End: -20.27934678, 148.8297272

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Whitsunday Islands National Park

  • Distance from state capital: --

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -20.27926627

  • Longitude: 148.8294697

Spion Kop Track is a 4.2km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Whitsunday Islands National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

If you visit South Molle Island you should make time to walk some or all of the Spion Kop Track. This is one of the most scenic Whitsunday trails and you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas, from the saddle of the mountain to when you reach the lookout. Enjoy the magic 360-degree view.

About the region

Whitsunday Islands is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 920 kilometres (570 mi) northwest of Brisbane. It contains Whitsunday Island and 31 others.

The Whitsunday Islands lie midway along Australia’s Queensland coast and are bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the waters of the Coral Sea. Migrating humpback whales favour the waters around the Whitsunday Islands as a calving ground between May and September each year. Marine stingers are found in the waters of the islands between October and May.

The region spans from the beaches of Bowen in the north and Laguna Whitsundays in the south. All 74 of the islands are surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and only eight of them are inhabited.

On Whitsunday Island is the six km long Whitehaven Beach. The beach has camping and picnic facilities in its foredunes. A walking track links to Chance Bay.

Access is by private or commercial boat from Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

 

Heritage Walk
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 20 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Woodland Walk, Flinders Chase

  • End: Woodland Walk, Flinders Chase

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 267 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.950698014

  • Longitude: 136.734748017

Heritage Walk is a 1.5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Flinders Chase National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Summary

With interpretive signs along the trail, learn about the life of the early settlers at Rocky River and the formation of the park as South Australia’s second national park as an island sanctuary for threatened species. The walk skirts around the edge of Black Swamp and passes two heritage buildings – Mays Homestead and Postmans Cottage. A great walk for viewing koalas and other wildlife. The trail includes the Walking Trail Information Shelter overlooking Black Swamp.

The walk is easy and generally shady and can be enjoyed by all.

The hike can be accessed from the main walking trails trailhead at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre.

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Total distance: 1533 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Total descent: 0 m
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Ironbark Ridge and Spotted Gum
  • Length: 2.3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 141 Macginley Rd, Upper Caboolture

  • End: 35 Mackney Rd, Upper Caboolture

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 54.3 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.12220549

  • Longitude: 152.8933597

Ironbark Ridge and Spotted Gum Walking Trails is a 2.3km, grade 2 Return hike located in Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Ironbark Ridge and Spotted Gum Walking Trails are set amongst the tranquil grassy open forest of Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park in Upper Caboolture and can be accessed from the Grey Gum Circuit. Both short walking trails cross the middle of the park and connect to the Grey Gum Circuit at each end.

About the region

3 Main Entry Points to the Sheep Station Bushwalks around Brisbane North:

The park is located in Morayfield, approximately 7 kilometres south-west of Caboolture and 40 kilometres from Brisbane CBD.

Park your vehicle towards the end of any of these 4 roads to access the bushwalking Brisbane North trails on foot:

  • Phelps Road (from the West)
  • McLoughlin Road (from the East)
  • Williamson Road (from the South)
  • Mackney Rd (from the North-West)

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Six Mile Creek
  • Length: 2.7km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 265-317 School Rd, Redbank Plains

  • End: 265-317 School Rd, Redbank Plains

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate

  • Distance from state capital: 36.9 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.675521

  • Longitude: 152.850135

Six Mile Creek, Bluff and Little White Rock Trails is a 2.7km, grade 3 Return hike located in White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

See koalas in the wild on these easy to moderate walking trails through White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate. The Six Mile Creek, Bluff Lookout and Little White Rock Trails can be done together or in sections. Along these trails you will see large swamp box and blue gums, and if you are lucky you might spot a shy lace monitor. Keep an eye out for scratches and droppings at the base of large gums which indicate that a koala may be resting in the branches.

About the region

Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich central business district and 35 minutes from Brisbane central business district, White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive sculptured rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain.
Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities, including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker, there’s everything from a leisurely 200-metre walk to the more challenging 19-kilometre round-trip trail. To see the spectacular White Rock allow up to three-hours return trip to tackle the moderate 6.5 kilometre round-trip trail. Most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding and if you’re on horseback, the Yaddamun Trail is perfect.
The entry to the estate is the Paperbark Flats picnic area at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don’t forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and more details and view/download the trail guide for more detailed information on each trail.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com