Saturday, 3 September 2011

Noosa Trail 4 Lake McDonald to Killawarra Rd

What a pleasant surprise this walk was!
I had not done this walk before. Starting early and arriving at Kookaburra Park at 7am, we easily found the start of the track. There was a recent council sign mentioning that the track is due to be upgraded and parts of it could be closed . The phone number to call for an update is: 54757272. So far so good, Even though sections of this walk takes you over gravel roads, these are not busy and quite pleasant,as long as you don't walk in the hot dry weather. The track also meanders through sections of bushland and rainforest, crossing small creeks along a trail that used to be the bullock track from Gympie to Tewantin. At the junction of Gumboil Road and Collwood Road there are spectacular views of the hinterland towards Mount Ninderry, Mothar Mountain and towards Boreen Point and the lakes. A great place to stop off for a drink and a snack.

Theory is: this is Mothar mountain in the distance, facing north.
We only walked as far as the start of Old Tewantin Road which took us an hour and returned via the same route. On the way back taking in things we missed on the first part of the walk, like some lovely flowers and funghi.

If I am correct this is the Tree Shaggy Pea, I could be wrong. It was flowering along the track.
Coffee in Cooroy at the Jamaica Blue Coffee shop for a change. Great apple pie, with whipped cream, yum..

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