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.
Sapling Pocket is an Ipswich City Council reserve tucked away in a secluded bend of the Brisbane River between Pine Mountain and Fernvale.
On his webside, Upstream Paddle, canoeist Peter Ringland describes this section of the river as “the jewel in the crown” for paddling in South East Queensland, having platypus, ducks, geese, swans and eagles.
After obtaining permission from the council and local land-owners, we thought we’d explore this scenic spot on our bikes.
The challenge of camping at Easter is finding a quiet out-of-the-way place that no one else has thought of.
Get it right and you end up with the place to yourself. Get it wrong and you have to share it with a noisy crowd.
Wombi Creek was perfect – 30km up a hidden valley on tracks that only a crazy mountain biker would know about.
Would you like to join us for a fun social ride exploring the source of the Brisbane River at Mount Stanley?
We had unfinished business from last week’s adventure on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River at Kholo, so this week we decided to return and do some more exploration.
Today’s adventure took us in a big loop from Mount Crosby and around Lake Manchester, stopping at a pleasant section of the Brisbane River along the way.
“It’s going to be hilly” I warned my friends before we embarked on this adventure which involved a hill-top loop between Gold Creek Reservoir and Mermaid Mountain.
“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?