Araucaria walk

Queensland

The Araucaria walk, the longest of the the two walks in the Jimna State Forest, begins with a short walk across a suspension bridge at the end of the camping ground. The 3.2km walk takes about an hour and takes you through open bushland at the start into a hoop pine/dry rain forest. As it winds through the forest, you ascend gently and walk around a dry river gorge. There's plenty of bird watching in the early morning and late afternoon. Look for (and hear) bell miners (bellbirds), finches, sulphur crested cockatoos, Australian wood ducks and wood swallows and many more species. Staghorns and elkhorns can be seen in part of the rainforest. Move back into grassland before reaching the suspension bridge.

Getting there

The Jimna State Forest backs on to the Connondale Range and Bellthorp Range and is reached from several directions,  the most common is from Kilcoy. The camping area is off the Kilcoy - Murgon road and the walk (one of two) starts at the end of the Peach Trees camping area

 

Route/Trail notes

The Araucaria walk, the longest of the the two walks in the Jimna State Forest, begins with a short walk across a suspension bridge at the end of the camping ground. The 3.2km walk takes about an hour and takes you through open bushland at the start into a hoop pine/dry rain forest. As it winds through the forest, you ascend gently and walk around a dry river gorge. There's plenty of bird watching in the early morning and late afternoon. Look for (and hear) bell miners (bellbirds), finches, sulphur crested cockatoos, Australian wood ducks and wood swallows and many more species. Staghorns and elkhorns can be seen in part of the rainforest. Move back into grassland before reaching the suspension bridge.

Permits/Costs

Do you need any permits? What's the cost?- usual QLD gov costs for camping but the walking is free.

 

Comments

Did this walk while camped for the weekend at Peach Trees Camping Area. A lace monitor and an echidna were the wildlife spotting highlights during the walk.

Bunya Nutz on 18 Aug, 2018

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