We were very pleasantly surprised at how quickly the First Edition of Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland sold out its initial print run of 2,500 copies. Following a question from a reader “Isn’t Toowoomba in SEQ?” we added a comprehensive Toowoomba Region chapter and beefed up the Somerset Region chapter for the Second Edition which is now available in shops and online at www.familybushwalks.com.au
Here is a relatively new and little known but fully signed and maintained walk on one of the Southern Moreton Bay islands.
Ipswich City Council has recently signed these trails in the Eastern part of the Springfield development. These didn’t make it into the Family Bushwalks book.
A recent development connecting Maleny in the Sunshine Coast almost as far as Gardners Falls – when the bridge is built.
A map I made as a sort of a joke about a lovely place in Brisbane – but it’s tiny and we didn’t put in our Family Bushwalks book.
Glen Rock State Forest has a little-used bushwalk and also a cycling / horse-riding trail along the creek to the Top Yards.
A little-known trail described in “Bush Walks in the Toowoomba Region” by McKilligan and Savage.
My new book created with Gillian Duncan is now available for purchase at www.familybushwalks.com.au. It’s our third book, following two books of recreational trails for cyclists; this one is aimed at walkers and runners who want to go bush without committing to long distances or lots of climbing.
300 walks are described in detail including of course a brand new fully researched topo map showing all points of entry, resources like water and shelter, and making clear the effort required to complete the walk.
Thanks to Tim Roberts (no relation) and Meg Gordon for their help with this.
This map shows a number of contiguous reserves managed by Ipswich City Council (ICC) and (we think) the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. The open area at the northern tip used to be a gravel quarry; ICC plans to develop it for recreation, but the area gets inundated and sometimes scoured during flood events.
The darker green on this map shows one of the few remaining areas of Rainforest on the Brisbane River. There are known to be overgrown trails in there and part of the ICC plan is to open them up through to Camerons Scrub.
Update: the latest version of this map includes substantial additional Council reserve identified at the SE corner.Sapling Pocket