I still wouldn't try doing it on my own, as it would be very easy to get lost there. The track is often overgrown and hard to follow.
It is a great walk with lots of interesting features. The walk begins at McAfee's Lookout, which turns off from the left of Mount Nebo Road between the Bellbird Grove and Camp Mountain turnoffs. There used to be a sign but it wasn't there last Sunday. You need to leave a car at the lookout and one back at Walkabout Creek where the walk finishes to bring drivers back to the lookout to pick up their cars.
Some people just walk down to the creek and back to the lookout on the same track but we walked all the way over the Mountain to Enoggera Reservoir.
The track leads down through the rainforest to Enoggera Creek. The creek was the highest I had ever seen it. There were even rapids in the creek The track is very rough and indistinct and easy to lose. After having a look at the creek, we turned back and followed the track alongside the creek to the Mt Arum Mines trail.
I was very excited on the way down to see my first Red Triangle Slug. I have often seen other people's photos of these beautiful slugs on bushwalking sites but I had never seen one before. I saw four of them on this trip.
The red triangle slug is a species of large air-breathing land slug. The slug is Australia's largest native land slug and is found in Eastern Australia.
They can be relatively transparent, bright red or yellow in colour, all depending on their diet. They are nocturnal and can grow up to 14 centimetres long.
They can produce a special kind of mucus when threatened which is very sticky and can glue their predators to a spot for days. John Gould from the University of Newcastle, made the discovery when he spotted a green tree frog stuck to a branch right next to a red triangle slug in the Watagans Mountain Range in New South Wales.
About halfway into the walk, we came out onto a dirt road where we stopped for morning tea. Every other time I've done this walk, we sit on the concrete causeway over the creek but this time it was completely covered in water, and we had to move up the road to sit down.
We always stop and admire the huge tree with its amazing long buttress roots, before getting to the bottom of the track up and over Mount Arum. On the way up we passed the old gold mine. Gold was discovered in the area in the mid-1800s. There are many old mines throughout the D'Aguilar National Park, Jolly's Lookout National Park, Maiala National Park, Boombana and Manorina National Parks.
On the top of Mt Arum, there is a hidden Geocache. It's the fourth one I've come across on bushwalks in Queensland and Tasmania. We also passed a large round concrete water reservoir. I'm not sure what it was used for, but may have been a water source for horses??