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The Knoll Section – Tambourine NP

View over Canungra Valley with Wedged Tailed Eagle

View over Canungra Valley with Wedged Tailed Eagle

Recently we had a most pleasant day walking in The Knoll section of Mt Tambourine National Park. It is always wonderful to be immersed in a forest but this forest had something more. The drive up was through pastures and forests resplendently green after recent rain, […]

Epiphytes – Wonderful Garden Plants

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Epiphytes are remarkable plants that have evolved to grow on the branches, trunks and leaves of other plants without deriving nourishment from their host plant. They make no contact with the soil. Moisture and nutrients are absorbed from the air and from the decay of accumulated humus, which includes animal […]

Volcanoes, Rivers and Landscapes

Mt Warning and Tweed Valley

The scenic landscapes of the Queensland New South Wales border region are the result of mountain building by volcanoes and erosion by several major river systems (rock cycle).

National parks gazetted over these landscapes with their graded walking tracks allow easy access to these scenic landscapes.

The Landscapes

Mt Warning and Tweed Valley

Magnificent Trees – Figs

Ficus benjamina Anzac Park

Judy with a huge, spreading Ficus benjamina Anzac Park

Judy and I have met a lot of magnificent trees in our travels and it is difficult to choose a favourite group. I guess eucalypts are top of our list, but the one that takes the prize for a combination of tenacity and majesty are […]

Mapleton Forest Drive SE Queensland

Forest lining Buckby road

Buckby Road

The drive through Mapleton Forest is a pleasant one day excursion through magnificent tall open Blackbutt forests with trees over 30 metres tall. These tall forests are occasionally replaced by shorter Scribbly Gum open forests (Eucalyptus signata) with trees up to 20 metres tall and a heath understorey in places. Rain forest […]

Numimbah Valley and Natural Bridge

water fall cave

Natural Bridge cave water fall

The cave water fall at Natural Bridge has to be one of the most photographed and duplicated Australian images for tourism promotion in southern Queensland. It’s familiarity as an image does not prepare you for the impact of seeing it live.

Accompanying the visual splendour is the thundering sound […]