Hiking Devils Thumb in Far North Queensland (Repost)

One of the best, if not the best hike I've done in Far North Queensland is the Manjal Jimalji trail in Whyanbeel Valley, north of Mossman Daintree National Park. I've been up there few times and can't wait to do it again.  It's awesome. 🙂 https://youtu.be/BxNkHB0Lj6U Also known as Devils Thumb is this hike a difficult... Continue Reading →

Challenge yourself

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ralph Waldo Emerson - © Earthling Gunnar

Lake Tinaroo

A few pictures of our latest camping trip at Lake Tinaroo. Campfire and camping right at the lake but expect lots of people if you go there in the high season or on school holidays. I recommend the Platypus Campground. No showers but clean toilets and much cheaper than the Caravan Park in Tinaroo. You... Continue Reading →

Solitude – the house of peace

“In total seclusion, enlightening, I found the origin of my being.” This a repost from a trip to Mount Mulligan in Far North Queensland a little while ago. I've spoken to a friend today about this stunning, interesting place and it made me want to repeat the trip. 🙂  Mount Mulligan, is a former mining town... Continue Reading →

Glacier Rock

"All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself." - © Earthling Gunnar

Hiking Walsh’s Pyramid in Far North Queensland

 Today I hiked up the Pyramid again. This is a repost from last year. 🙂  One of the first hikes I have done in Far North Queensland is Walsh's Pyramid in Gordonvale, a small sugar-growing town on the southern side of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The Pyramid is one of the most distinctive landmarks and... Continue Reading →

Into the Wild

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man... Continue Reading →

Cradle Mountain – Tasmania VI

With 1,545 metres above sea level is Cradle Mountain the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and one of the principal tourist sites in the state. Whenever you come to Tasmania don't forget to climb Cradle Mountain. Even when you might see a lot of tourists walking around the lake will most of them don't climb the... Continue Reading →

Cape Raoul – Tasmania IV

The hike to Cape Raoul is definitely one of the best hikes I've done in Tasmania. Stunning remote scenery with coastal seascapes that include rock platforms, hundreds of metres high cliffs and columns, off-shore islands and swirling seas.

Sunrise full of colours

A short hike for a sunrise full of colours. "We don't need good weather to have a good day. Our own thinking makes it either good or bad. The weather is just as it is." – © Earthling Gunnar

The most perfect traveller

There are many waterfalls in Australia. I haven't seen them all but they are on my list. Here are some of the ones I have visited. 🙂 "Before we were born we had no feeling; we were one with the universe. This is called "mind-only," or "essence of mind," or "big mind," After we are... Continue Reading →

Stillness speaks

When was the last time you got lost in nature to find yourself? 🙂 Excerpted from: STILLNESS SPEAKS, by Eckhart Tolle We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. We got lost in... Continue Reading →

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