After so many weeks of rainy weather, it was a pleasant change to see a beautiful fine day with the “bluest of skies” for our social walk at Bunyaville Conservation Park. We had a group of 11 staunch NPAQ members as we settled down to our morning tea. The Bunyaville Conservation Park had been severely affected by the recent flooding rains and some tracks were closed. The bitumen surface of the car park had suffered extensive damage. As this is a popular conservation park with local residents, it is hoped that QPWS receives special funding to cover the expense to fix the storm damage quickly.
We set off on a pre-planned circuit taking in the Tree Discovery Circuit, Bunyaville Track, Dam Break, Bunker Break, Collins Road Break, Sewerage Break and returned by the Tree Discovery Circuit. With all these tracks, the leader was disorientated and we were lucky to get back for a late lunch.
We had a very social lunch and we were able to head for home before the usual gridlock on the roads at 3:00pm. It was pleasant walking weather in good company.
Bunyaville Conservation Park is conveniently close to Brisbane city and is surrounded by suburbia. The park is the perfect spot for a picnic or a walk through dry eucalypt forest and is on Albany Creek. Barbecues, picnic tables, drinking water and toilets are provided. The Park is popular for bush walking, mountain biking, horse riding, orienteering and picnicking. This multiple-use park is also a vital link in the Mountains to Mangroves Corridor, providing essential habitat for plants and animals in South East Queensland. At the time of posting this activity, the Park has some storm damage to walking tracks and roads facilities but this damage should be fixed by the time our walk comes around. The walk is only 4 kilometres in length but it does take in some short steep sections. A walking pole would be useful if you use one.
We will meet at 9:45am at the Bunyaville picnic area, about 700 metres from Old Northern Road, Bunya. UBD Map 118 reference M9. GPS coordinates -27.375832S 152.979972E . We plan to finish by 2.00pm to avoid the peak hour traffic.
Bring folding chair and morning tea to have before the walk at the picnic area, bottle of water, sun screen, hat, walking pole and picnic lunch.
This activity will be conducted in keeping with Queensland Health Department Covid-19 directions regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force at the time of the activity. Please do not attend this activity if you are feeling unwell on the day, or may have had contact with Covid-19 in the 7 days prior to the activity.
Please register for this activity via the NPAQ website by completing all fields.