A typical day bushwalking involves 6-8 hours bushwalking cross country often in remote rugged terrain. This can be arduous and a good level of fitness, particularly for steep hill climbing or rock hopping, is required. We rarely walk on formed tracks. The rewards are worth the effort with superb landscapes, mountain peaks, waterfalls and gorges visited. We walk the following types of terrain:
- Boulder hopping (and bush bashing through tangled vines and scrub) in creeks on the eastern side of the ranges north and south of Townsville. The reward is great waterfalls, gorges and pools.
- Some hand over hand scrambling or steep climbing to skirt cliffs, waterfalls and gorges.
- Cross country walking (not on tracks) in the open forest country and grassland west of Paluma around Star River/Running River.
- On formed tracks in Paluma National Park.
- Climbing to some of the surrounding peaks e.g. Fredericks Peak, Mt Halifax, through long grass and scrub.
Walks may be a through walk, circuit walk, or a return same route walk. One day walks are held on Sundays and usually are within one hour drive of Townsville. Multi-day bushwalks are often conducted during the year, from 2 to 5 days duration, and can be a longer distance drive away.