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Beerwah State Forest: Bora Ring

Beerwah State Forest: Bora Ring
Glass House Mountains
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Visit an ancient aboriginal meeting site.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for all ages and abilities.

HIGHLIGHTS
A peaceful break from driving – a silent spot - with explanatory signage
This aboriginal bora ring (or Durn) is well maintained and easy to access. Bora Rings were used for gatherings, dancing, and ceremonies such as male initiation.

You will notice an inner Bora Ring that is somewhat depressed in the ground. This would have been used only by men. There is no longer evidence of a larger outer ring. Out of respect for Country and tradition please do not enter the Bora Ring. Because of adjoining property, it is not possibly to circumnavigate the Ring
Many native trees are in the vicinity, including Black Wattle, Bottlebrush and Banksia, along with a generous pine plantation
From this location there are views to the northwest with the Blackall Range and the Glasshouse Mountains in the distance.

AFTERWARDS
There is another aboriginal cultural site not far away near Landsborough – an axe grinding site. You can find it on this Sunshine Coast Adventures guide
HOW TO GET THERE
From the M1, halfway between Caboolture and Caloundra, take the Johnston Road / Wild Horse Mountain exit and head west (inland). Follow this road for approx. 2 km. Watch for the dirt road to the right with a low national park ‘Bora Ring’ sign.

Take this road which heads north and then bends around to the East. The Bora Ring is approximately 700 metres from the turnoff, and opposite the pine plantation. This unsealed road may become slippery with rain.

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