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The Road to Kooralbyn

For the last few years I’ve wanted to find an off-road way to get from Boonah to Kooralbyn. Today we sought to answer that question.

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Mount Gipps

Todays adventure took us up a hidden valley towards the imposing cliffs of the Macpherson Range and the headwaters of Running Creek.

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Gorman’s Gap

Almost 200 years ago, a convict named John Baker escaped the brutal Moreton Bay penal colony to live with the Goomburra Aboriginal People in the Lockyer Valley.  He walked long distances with them following winding tracks up and down the Great Dividing Range.  Today we followed some of those tracks.

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Burnett Creek

Today we decided to follow Burnett Creek as far as we could, from Lake Maroon, under the towering McPherson Range, towards its source on the slopes of the Great Divide.

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Rescued

Our social ride to the Steamers didn’t go as planned after someone had a nasty crash and needed to be rescued by the LifeFlight Helicopter.

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Mountain and Plain

Tannymorel is a delightful little village with a perfect location for adventure on the edge of rugged mountains and vast plains. By camping there overnight we were able to have the best of both worlds.

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Spicers Peak

Today’s challenging adventure took us through some rugged scenic country on the edge of the Great Dividing Range.

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Upper Portals

Rain is good.  It transforms dusty beds into flowing streams.  After enjoying flowing creeks last week, we wanted to visit more rock pools and waterfalls while we could.

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