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Mooloolah River National Park: Mooloolah River Circuit

Mooloolah River National Park: Mooloolah River Circuit
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The Jowarra section of Mooloolah River National Park is one of the few remaining coastal rainforest areas and if you are lucky you may see platypus here at the right time of day.

SUITABILITY
An easy bush track suited to all walkers, but rough surfaces mean not for wheelchairs

HIGHLIGHTS
Although Google Maps says Beerwah Forest Reserve the walks here are part of the Jowarra Section of the Mooloolah River National Park. The Jowarra section is an important home for wildlife including the Wompoo pigeon, eastern yellow robin, and the vulnerable Richmond birdwing butterfly, and the ubiquitous bush turkeys
There are 2 short walks. Both clearly signed.: the Mooloolah River Circuit, 500 m return, and the Melaleuca walk, 1.3 km return.
The Mooloolah River Circuit is a rainforest walk that winds along the river/creek. The fruiting fig trees make this is a good spot for birdwatching. Rainbow bee-eaters (bright turquoise, orange and green) can sometime be seen through here.

The Melaleuca Walk is a longer rainforest through piccabeen palm groves, eucalypt forest and melaleuca swamp. The river here is home to platypus, which may be seen by quiet and observant visitors at dawn and dusk.

These walks are right by a major road junction and somewhat noisy depending on the time of day. Note: mosquitos can be prevalent in this area, so come prepared.

AFTERWARDS
Just a couple of kilometres north on the Bruce Highway is “Aussie World” and many adjoining shops – fancy some fudge or some retail therapy - with coffee and other refreshments available.

HOW TO GET THERE

Take Steve Irwin Way off the M1 Bruce Highway (Caloundra/Landsborough off ramp), heading west, turn right into the Information Centre Car park in front of Beerwah Forest Reserve, adjoining Daisy's Place . At the rear of the car park you will find the entrance of park leading to the Mooloolah River Circuit.

The end point is the same as your starting point.

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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
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  • Camping permitted Camping permitted Camping permitted
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Review Date: 27/11/2018

A flat, easy walk for all ages under giant figs, ancient flooded gums and other rainforest trees. Good birdwatching when it is quiet.

Reviewed By: Alan

Review Date: 26/11/2018

Two nice short and easy walks. The vegetation is beautiful with lots of strangler figs and a few massive eucalypts. Despite the constant hum of traffic from the nearby highway there are still plenty of birds to hear. We were also lucky enough to see a Richmond birdwing butterfly and a goanna. Good place to stop for a rest and a leg stretch if driving between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Reviewed By: Phoebe

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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Qld Parks and Wildlife Service

National Parks, Conservation Parks and some State Forests are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact details are: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/contactus/

For current information on trail conditions and alerts go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast

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