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Mapleton National Park: Linda Garrett Circuit

Mapleton National Park: Linda Garrett Circuit
Gheerulla
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Enjoy a small section of Mapleton National Park

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers of all ages as it’s a short, pleasant, easy walk.

HIGHLIGHTS
This section of Mapleton Park is named after its benefactor Linda Garrett, who donated the $500,000 parcel of land for conservation.
At the start of the walk is a large information board and shelter marking the starting point of many walks, including a section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
This short circuit leads through rainforest, a Piccabeen Palm grove, and a tall wet Eucalypt forest featuring blackbutt, brushbox, turpentine and flooded gum. There is a seat overlooking Gheerrulla Creek close to the halfway point with a pleasant outlook.
This small world heritage park protects a rainforest remnant on the Blackall Range and is home to the Great Barred Frog. On this walk you may also hear and see the Bell Birds!
If you want to make your walk longer by following the Great Walk signage for some distance, or simply return to the starting point.

AFTERWARDS
There are several other walks to enjoy nearby at the Mapleton Day Use Area including Piccabeen Circuit (6.7km) and the Kureelpa Falls Circuit (8.5km).
Otherwise, head back into Mapleton and support one of the local establishments. Why not grab a coffee and take a walkaround the beautiful lily ponds? The lily ponds are surrounded by serene parkland, in the centre of the village.
HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to Mapleton and take the Obi Obi Road out of town and take the first right onto Delicia Road. After about 2kms you will come to the Mapleton National Park on your right. The walk’s entrance is on the right, just after the Mapleton Recycle centre.
To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point as it’s a small circular route.

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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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