Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2016 trail coming soon.
Check out the 2015 trail and be inspired!
Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2015 was held on 19-21 June and saw 400 teams walk from Mt Glorious (100km teams) or Lake Manchester (55km teams), through the D’Aguilar National Park, to Mt Coot-tha.
The trail began at Maiala picnic area just outside Mt Glorious village. Taking in spectacular views towards Lake Wivenhoe, it passed through stunning rainforest in D’Aguilar National Park, winding along the top of Lake Manchester before reaching Lake Manchester Recreation Area, near the half way point. Lake Manchester was also the starting point on Saturday 20 June for teams undertaking the 55km option.
Heading through ridges and creeks, the trail hugged Mt Nebo Road and then crossed to Bellbird Grove. From here it made a final pass south across D’Aguilar National Park before joining the walking trails along the beautiful Enoggera Creek. Finally, the trail travelled through Mt Coot-tha Forest Park and, following two climbs around Mt Coot-tha, finished at JC Slaughter Falls.
About D'Aguilar National Park
From the NPRSR website:
D'Aguilar National Park is striking in its diversity of environments and plant communities. Take a journey through open eucalypt woodlands, scribbly gum forests and lush subtropical rainforests. More than 800 plant species are found in these forests, some of which are rare and threatened.
The cool mountain tops and forest flats of D'Aguilar National Park provide a rich and varied habitat for wildlife. The cooler mountain climate is ideal for ferns and mosses. Endangered giant barred frogs inhabit the mountain streams and yellow-bellied gliders are active in the open forest at night. Owls also live here, preying on small animals, including possums and snakes. The park provides excellent bird watching opportunities: bell miners can often be heard throughout the forest.
For more detailed information about the trail, check out Hitting the trail