Take a walk through the bush to see beautiful Poona Lake.
Photo by Melissa Marie.
Nestled in our gorgeous region is the spectacular Poona Lake, a must-see for all visitors and residents alike.
The beginning of the signposted walk is easily accessible in a standard car and is located at the Bymien day-use area, within the Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park.
A 4.2 km (return) walk will see you delighting in ambling amongst kauri and hoop pines, strangler figs entangling with their host trees, and slender piccabeen palms reaching for the sun and sky.
The lake itself is the prize at the end of the walk, revealing itself only as you get to the end of the track.
The pristine lake is surrounded by paperbarks and home to an abundance of birdlife; with catbirds, wompoo pigeons and noisy pittas just some of the native inhabitants to be found.
As well, after a quenching deluge, fungi and mushrooms will make themselves known, delighting the amateur mycologist in all of us.
Some amazing fungi photographed recently on a walk to Poona Lake. Photos by Stephanie McKechnie.
If so inclined, you can take a dip yourself in the fresh, cooling waters of the lake, and then relax on its white sandy shore.
With so much natural beauty to be seen on this walk, it’s always a good time to head out and breathe in the fresh air as you make your way up the sand dune and along the path to Poona Lake.