It was a hot day and this was a long hike,17.3 km with 700 metre elevation gain.
It took us over six hours (with 3 stops) to complete the loop and included four river crossings.
Despite the heat, it was most worthwhile to be out in the countryside as we had clear blue skies and fluffy (cumulus) clouds.
No snakes although did spot a huge beetle.
At the end of the trek we stopped at a place to eat by the lake...lovely.