Tempo  un giorno 3 ore 5 minuti

Coordinate 2132

Caricato 17 settembre 2013

Registrato settembre 2013

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1.175 m
304 m
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vicino a Darlington, Queensland (Australia)

I conned the Mrs into an overnight hike traversing the Lost World massif from Green Mountain to see the flouring orchids and to get out of working around the house for the weekend. Access to the Albert River valley was gained by following the Morans falls track and around to Castle Crag for the first views. To descend the Castle Crag cliffs, drop down the steep northern grassy slopes 100m back from the end of Castle crag. However, only descend enough to follow the base of the cliffs around to join the ridge proper. This is harder than it sounds. The grassy slope is loose rocks camouflaged with long grass, considerable care and scrambling skills are required. On the ridge while descending to the Albert River, locate a suitable ridge to ascend to the lost world ridge (or follow my gpx). Accessing the river can be tricky due to lantana. Where we hit the stream and to the south seems to be the best. Further north the lantana thickens considerably. Cross the river and follow a grassy ridge steeply up to the ridge then follow this ridged south-east onto the Lost World plateau. There are two main cliff breaks and both can be negotiated on the eastern side with moderate scrambling. We left Green Mt at 1300 and with a slow descent off castle crag and ascent of the lost world ridge lead to us getting to camp an hour after dark. This a tough hike for the distance, allow a good 6 hours with through packs. There is a nice small camp for a few tents with running water at the top. However, water can not be guaranteed after long dry periods. There was a good water flow after a few months of dry weather. The course through the lost world and the upper ridge up to Mt Worendo is through thick rain forest or bush, all off-track. Good navigational skills are required. The Ridge from the lost world Mt Worendo was thick with flowing dendrobium orchids, the beginning of September would be optimal. From Mt Worendo follow the Boarder track to Echo Point camp and join the graded Albert River Circuit. If you have the energy I recommend turning left on the Albert river circuit to see the prettiest part of this circuit. However, this adds 5km and a heap of elevation loss and gain. The Mrs wasn't at all keen on this option.

Albert River Trail Head


Castle Crag Lookout


Echo Point


Echo Point Camp


Green Mt


Lost World Camp


Lost World Mt Worwendo Saddle Camp


Lost World Summit


Mt Worendo

13 commenti

  • Foto di shawnhardie

    shawnhardie 20-set-2013

    well done mate

  • Stubot 7-lug-2014


    Thanks for putting this up. I did this hike over the weekend and I enjoyed it. It was challenging but fun. We took a fair bit more time to do the first day than your recommended time of 6 hrs. Though, I had 6 people along with me on the hike and we were travelling slowly with a few navigational mistakes.

  • Foto di Shatkins

    Shatkins 8-lug-2014

    No problem Stubot, glad you enjoyed the walk. If you are tempted to do it again I would highly recommend the alternate route up to black canyon. Did you see many flowering orchids or were you a little to early?

  • Stubot 12-lug-2014

    Hey, we were a bit too early. However, I could see what you were talking about. There was a huge number of orchids about, but none of them were flowering. It would be nice to see them in bloom.

    Are there any other good walks you know of near Brisbane that you would Highly Recommend?

  • Foto di 60+

    60+ 4-nov-2014

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    5 did this Oct long weekend 2014. Took 3 days with Rat A Tat as the second night. A truly wonderful walk heaps of orchids in flower everywhere you looked. Brilliant !!!!

  • Foto di G*a*b*y

    G*a*b*y 25-set-2016

    Just came back from doing this loop. Lot's of orchids, lantana :( , views, challenges.

    Another fantastic "Shatkins weekend"!!!! :)

    This is the third one this year for my boyfriend and I. We actually did the loop in reverse combining your hike with Marklav's.

    Thank you sooooooo much again for posting and sharing your hikes.

    Gaby and Andrew

  • Foto di Shatkins

    Shatkins 27-set-2016

    Awesome Gaby, I was up there recently and got attacked by jumping ants at the camp site hope they didn't find you.

  • Foto di 60+

    60+ 27-set-2016

    Ants were a problem in 2014, just next to that big tree down across the camp area east of the water spot.
    Must have disturbed the nest. Not jumping but definitely aggressive and bitey.

  • Foto di G*a*b*y

    G*a*b*y 27-set-2016

    No jumping ants luckily!!!

    But we camped at the campsite between Mt Worendo and Mt Razorback. We didn't make it to the one on Lost World next to the creek. We started hiking after 10am on the Saturday.

    We did end our hike with a couple of ticks each!!!!!!

  • aaronkhall 12-dic-2017

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    Did this loop over the weekend. Set off around 1pm Saturday afternoon and planned to overnight at the Lost World camp but I was caught in a storm just as I descended off Castle Crag; a good downpour, some hail, lots of lightning but fortunately out of most of the wind coming from the south I had check BOM weather warnings earlier in the morning but they predicted the storms tracking much more easterly. Wrong. They ended up wrecking havoc on on the Sunny Coast.
    Anywho, no problems following the rest of the route on the sunny Sunday. Loved the ridge walks either end of the Lost World plateau, not so much the lawyer vine. Finished up at 5PM.
    About 10 hours walking all up. I'd probably try this as one long day sometime.

  • warrigal 24-nov-2018

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    This is a great walk though very difficult due to the amount of lantana encountered on the southern side of the castle crag spur. This slowed us down substantially and the planned ascent on Mt Razorback had to be postponed for 12 hours - we didn't want to attempt the cliffs when it was dark. We camped at the boundary of the national park on the northern branch of the Albert River.

    Also the trail along the northern side descent, off Castle Crag to its most westily point, was quite eroded in places. I reported this to the rangers at Green Mountains.

    I would strongly suggest the inclusion of a couple of lengths of good rope - as you "should" as a standard part of your walking kit - to help negotiate the cliffs when you are carrying a full backpack. I also told my scouts by good rope I mean 6M of 6mm kernmantle. This can be purchased from most good outdoor stores. It can also be sourced from retailers who sell safety and rigging equipment.

    Anyway, if you have good skills in navigation and happy to turn your back to the lantana to push your way through I highly recommend this walk.

    God Bless


  • Foto di Equivocator

    Equivocator 3-nov-2019

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    Very difficult trail. Both because of the steepness of some sections (coming down off Castle Crag) and because of Navigation.Definitely doesn't see much traffic at all and there was not even a faint goat track for significant portions. Rain forest sections heavily overgrown making for a very slow pace.

    That said: Wonderful views along the way and definitely a fun challenging hike to test your metal on.

    Despite it being a very dry period (Nov 2019) the creek at Lost World Creek camp was flowing very well and in the future I would count on it as reliable.

    Take the GPS Track and a way to view it on your phone, a Topo Map and a compass. Know how to use them.

  • Foto di techboffin

    techboffin 16-mar-2020

    Attempted this route on 14.3.20. My gf and I had to turn back whilst attempting the descent from Castle Crag, it is very steep and very crumbly, especially with overnight packs. Not a route for the feint hearted!
    We instead approached from Mt Worendo, descending the ridge to the saddle. Still a tough hike through thick rainforest with loads of lawyer vine.
    Weather predictions were inaccurate for our visit, it was surprisingly cold for mid March! Did the entire return in rain and strong wind, we were as soaked and cold when we returned to the carpark at 8.30pm.

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