291-K’gari Great Walk: Reality vs Expectations

Show notes

In this final episode of our series on our recent journey on the K’gari Great Walk we look and at our pre-trip expectations and compare them to the reality of our on-trail experience. In addition will provide recommendations to assist you if you are planning on doing this trip yourself.

Podcast overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:33)
    • Transport (time index 0:02:04)
      • Was it as complex as we thought it was going to be?
        • Taxi-Plane-Plane-Bus-Ferry-Taxi to trail head
        • Taxi trip
          • Tide dependant
          • A slower than expected taxi trip on a sandy busy 4wd track
    • Trail tread (time index 0:08:33)
      • Better than we thought
      • Single Track trail and Management Road
      • Firm sandy base
    • Campsite facilities (time index 0:10:03)
      • Overall discussion including
        • Toilets
          • Bring your own toilet paper
          • Toilets outside fenced area
        • Tent pads
          • Table platform
          • Lock box for food and packs for each tent site
        • Water
          • Lakes
          • Taps at some sites
          • Toilet hand washing basin at the larger sites
          • Bring a water filter or at the very least something to filter out the solids
    • Mobile and internet reception (time index 0:20:28)
      • Currently being upgraded (May 2024)
    • Dingoes (time index 0:21:40)
      • What dingos?
    • Leeches (time index 0:25:29)
      • Not expected
      • Deet helped
    • Scenery (time index 0:29:02)
      • A green tunnel
    • Animal and birdlife
      • Not really
      • Snakes 2 in total
      • Birdlife
    • The little things in life (time index 0:34:27)
      • A green tunnel
      • Fungi paradise
    • Weather (time index 0:36:29)
      • Not what we expected!
        • Despite the forecast the weather was quite pleasant and we didn’t feel the humidity
        • 5:00pm rain showers, at least in late April, early May
    • Camping gas (time index 0:39:56)
      • An error of our own creation!
    • Miscellaneous (time index 0:42:42)
      • Head net – we didn’t use
      • Check on burning off on the island
      • Blow downs
      • Overgrown trail in sections early in the season
      • Trail signage
  • So would we recommend it? (time index 0:48:54)
    • An error of our own creation!
  • Close (time index 0:50:08)


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