The Palms National Park

Queensland

Tucked away in the hills east of Cooyar, The Palms National Park is a gem worth making an effort to visit. Small in size, but big in nature, this tiny patch of remnant rainforest is filled with impressive piccabeen palms, towering fig trees and a rich suite of birdlife.

At the heart of The Palms is an almost-exclusive stand of piccabeen palms Archontophoenix cunninghamiana clinging to a waterlogged depression. Encircling the palms is subtropical rainforest and dry vine forest, leading to open eucalypt forest on drier exposed locations.

Wildlife finds refuge in the forest where it is moist, and thrives at the junction between different forest types.

The Palms is a great place for a stopover en-route to the Bunya Mountains, or when driving between Cooyar and Yarraman.

Getting there

Drive left into an unsealed road straight ahead is park

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

A very easy trail in between Palm trees , little wet and some parts covered by board walk

Permits/Costs

Free , but no parking , no toilets. Picinic table / bench

Other References

Search for this on the Qld Parks Webiste if more info required

Comments

Lovely spot. Well constructed path. There is a colony of flying foxes living in the treetops, so parts of it are a little smelly though.

Ian and Sue on 22 Oct, 2015

Nice spot for morning tea and a stroll

Shell on 14 Feb, 2015

Finally after years of driving past made some time to explore. It's about 7km away from main road. Nice easy walk , beautiful little spot. Housed by some bats and did not see myself but apparently you can spot the odd platypus in amongst the Palm trees where river runs through.

J on 7 Jun, 2014

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