Saturday, 3 March 2012

Gheerulla recreation area to Gheerulla creek

A couple of week ago we decided that due to the hot weather it would be great to choose a walk that was cool and shady. We chose the above walk on page 24 of our ebook available from our website:
Access is through Gheerulla Recreation area in Mapleton National Park. The area on one side of the Creek is used by trail bikes, but when you cross the creek bike traffic should be minimal. As we had such a wet summer the creek was the fullest we had ever seen it, but we managed to hop skip and jump over the rocks to the other side to start our walk.

Once across it was an easy walk along the edge of Gheerulla creek, staying to the left, past the turnoff to Thilba Thalba, a walk we shall have to do in winter as it's a bit of a climb.
The track edges closer to and moves further away from the water, in places following the hillside past tall grasstrees and other times you can stop and rest your feet in the cool water as it flows past rocks and big boulders.

As it was already quite hot at 8am we decided not to do the full walk, but turn back halfway down the track and were back at the car at 9am, ready for a coffee at  Berkelouw cafe in the center of Eumundi.
This bushwalk is definitely our most favourite and highly recommended.

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