Weekends for me are to be out in Nature, a mountain climb or bushwalk are all good for the soul.
The weather couldn't have been more perfect for a climb up Mt Ninderry (304m) with magnificent views as far as Mooloolaba, Mt Coolum and Glasshouse Mountains.
The old track used to go straight up a steep rocky path - good workout but hard on knees coming down. The new track with some natural steps is a gentle climb to the summit and peeping through the trees on the way up are views along the coast including another popular mountain, Mt Coolum.
Large interesting shaped boulders with lichen line the edge of the path to the summit. Watch for the new sign posts to various lookouts on the way up. You will find tracks off to the right but no need to take them on the way up as will pick them up on the way back to join up to the main track.
Enjoy the journey by taking every opportunity to detour to all the lookouts. Sit on the rocky outcrops and relax and enjoy the views.
There is a great viewing platform from the summit overlooking Maroochy River, solar farm, Mt Coolum and the coast.
Check out the view from the rocky outcrop just to the side of the viewing platform which used to be the view from the old track. After taking in the spectacular views we headed off through a bush track taking us to the western side of the mountain where another viewing platform has views over Yandina.
Heading back down the other side of the mountain there is a track to the right that joins back up to track we came up.
After arriving at the bottom if you would like to do some further walking just near the carpark is a track that leads to Wedgetail track - a short bushwalk. You will need to come back the same way as it leads to suburbia.
A track I am yet to explore is to a small waterfall from Waterfall Road
Would love to hear your experience of climbing Mt Ninderry.