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Cabbage Tree Creek

Creek Road

Winter in this part of the world is usually dry and pleasantly mild.  This year we’ve had a lot of rain which has turned dusty creek beds into pleasant streams.  We thought it was a good excuse to get our feet wet.

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Swift Fat Campout

Eastern Beach

It was the shortest day of the year.  Forecasters predicted it would probably be the coldest day of the year too.  What a perfect excuse to go camping!

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Bunya Mountains Bikepack

Old Coach Road

This large multi-day adventure took us on a rugged but picturesque loop of the South Burnett, including the foothills of the Bunya Mountains. It had everything – rail trails, old stock routes, thick forests, big climbs, long descents, and even some organic wine.

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Brooyar

Riding the Cliff-Edge

Today’s adventure took us in a large mountainous loop through Brooyar State Forest between Widgee and Glastonbury Creeks in the picturesque Mary Valley.

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The Teviot Range

Nick

The Teviot Range is a wall of mountains and hills running between Deebing Heights near Ipswich in the north to Wyaralong Dam in the south.  Today’s adventure led us in a big loop up steep tracks, over the range, down the other side, then back again.

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Rock Pools

Rock Pool

“There’s a great waterfall near Mapleton,” Paul suggested last week. “Let’s check it out”.

I wasn’t sure which waterfall he meant, so to be safe I worked out a route that went past five of them. Surely that way we’d end up visiting the one he was talking about?

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Harlin

Cattle

Harlin is a small farming community on the banks of the Brisbane River between Toogoolawah and Moore. I’ve often rushed through there while driving, but today I thought we’d explore a bit more of it, and the wonderful river that flows through it.

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Yimbun

Yimbun Tunnel

The Yimbun Tunnel, over a hundred years old, is a magnificent piece of old railway infrastructure on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) north of Toogoolawah. Today we decided to pay it a visit, and close some of the gaps in my ride map.

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