Shining A Light On… Impressive Imbil

Day Trips - Peters Creek, just a short and scenic drive from the Charlie Moreland camping area

Peters Creek, just a short and scenic drive from the Charlie Moreland camping area

We do live in an area of unrivalled beauty and splendour, but sometimes it is a joy to take a quick trip outside our immediate surroundings and see the beauty just a little further afield.

Once such region is Imbil State Forest and the adjoining Conondale National Park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, just a two hour drive from Rainbow Beach.

A major attraction of the area is the large Charlie Moreland camping area set up beside Little Yabba Creek.

Boasting eucalypt and plantation forest, more than 120 species of bird have been recorded in the area, as has a diverse array of native mammals.

The area can also accommodate campers of all persuasions, including tents, camper trailers, and caravans, and in good weather is accessible in conventional two-wheeled drive cars.

Many bush walks traverse the area, ranging in difficulty levels from the casual ambler to the intrepid hiker.

A short, scenic drive from the Charlie Moreland camping area is the Peters Creek walk and cascades, an absolutely stunning boulder-strewn creek with rock pools that will refresh your spirits and cleanse your lungs!

And if waterfalls are your thing, and let’s be honest, how could they not be, a little further along the beautiful country bush roads is the Booloumba Falls Walk, a breath-taking track along the creek to gorgeous cascades and water holes.

Along the way you’ll be observed by eastern yellow robins and many other delightful native birds.

Conondale National Park also offers many more nature walks for all levels of fitness, and many bush camping options as well.

So make a day or two of it and immerse yourself in the exquisite natural wonders of our nearby hinterland.

Melissa Marie

Photos by Rainbow Beach Community News

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