NQBushy wrote:Hi, thanks for the reply. I am after anything really, anything to help escape the ratrace and get me out in the scrub. How do you access the Pinnacles / Fredrick Peak tracks?
For the Pinnacles head out on Herveys Range Road, turn left onto the only road just before Rupertswood. Head down the road onto the dirt, at the powerlines turn left and follow until a fence. Turn right into the track and head up as far as you can (until the trackhead). You will need a vehicle with clearance. Scope it out on google earth first.
Other walks close by: Many Peaks Range at the end of Pallarenda isn't a bad half day walk. Alligator Creek Falls to the south is mostly boring but the last quarter is not too bad. There are endless forestry tracks in the Bluewater Hills (drive straight out on bluewater drive and up the hill) but they aren't much interest for a good walk - forest, forest and more forest without much view. Paluma has a few good short walks (a few km) - great for kids and a range of other tracks that not too many know about in varying condition. Maggie Island has a few easy tracks too.
Other than that it is pretty much offtrack unless you go further afield. I pretty much just map out a route on google earth, load it to my GPS and pack an overnight pack (And lots of water
). Sometimes works out great, sometimes so-so, sometimes pretty crap.