Monday, 23 February 2015

Introducing Laurel and Jocelyn to Daves Circuit, Binna Burra.

To better enjoy the photographs, please click on them to increase their size.

The weather forecast all last week was centred around the arrival and intensity of a low in SE Qld and a cyclone in central Qld. Do we walk or not, was the question?

We had chosen the Daves Circuit walk, at Binna Burra and my records showed it as being 19 kms. As we set off early Wednesday morning, we were quite confident that the drizzle falling was not the fore runner to the big event. This proved correct. We set off in sunshine.

The rain Gods were kind again, with the rain only returning, as we relaxed and enjoyed a well earned coffee in the Rainforest Cafe.

It was a day of award winning elements.

Ever changing and quite often muddy paths.

Mossy, fallen, tree trunks.

Huge, camaflouged, buttress roots

Giant, Brush Box trees.
Distant waterfalls

Determined, tenacious trees.
 Awesome views

 We all agreed we were far happier in this 'jungle' than that of the Gold Coast.

As we sat down to eat, with this view, we also agreed we were in the best restaurant.

As always, the day was about friends and laughter.

Surprise Rock was not the only surprise of the day. At about this point, a closer look at our map showed us to be well on the way to completing the circuit. My original information was incorrect. This circuit was only 13 kms. Relief for some, but I do wish there were longer trails out there, without having to overnight.

Below - the winning elements of the day found on the rainforest floor.

For my friends overseas, the low dumped 200 mms in my area, but much more over Brisbane and to the north, causing flooding, road closures and house inundations. The cyclone increased to a category 5 when crossing the coast at Yeppoon. This central area of Queensland has now been declared a disaster area. We were all fortunate that the unthinkable didn't happen - the joining of the 2 systems.

A full, but not flooded Albert River, a short distance from my home.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Binna Burra. I would love to read your comments.


  1. I was following your weather due to my boss being in Brisbane for a three week vacation and just returning back here on Saturday.

    What a green lush environment you get to be surrounded by and I see you reserved prime seating to dine. Yes, that is the best restaurant!

    1. I hope your boss enjoyed his visit. Sadly I think he would have had a lot of rain. At least it wasn't cold and not too hot, just humid.

    2. Helen, his weather was perfect except for the last two days when the rain came.

  2. I accidenty deleted your comment on my most recent blog post!

  3. What a beautiful place for a hike. I'm glad the weather cooperated. Love the shot of you and your friends at Surprise rock!

    1. The weather Gods seem to be always on our side. I don't mind walking in the rain, but the leeches arrive in their hordes.

  4. Wow! Thanks for taking us along!

    1. Thanks Bill. Glad you enjoyed the hike.