After picking up Keddie in Brisbane with it getting a clean bill of health from Kedron ready for the next trip, we continued south for about an hour and set up camp for 3 nights in a little town called Canungra. From here we did a couple of day trips up into Lamington National Park, which protects an area of upland rainforests. Although some forestry had commenced in the area in the 1860’s, it has been protected since the 1890’s before all of its old giant trees had succumbed to the logger’s axe. It is truly beautiful to walk among these giants and the rich birdlife that lives in them.
At one point a ladder takes you further up one of the giant trees to a point over 30m from the ground. From the top we could see out across to the villas at o’Reilly’s, but little further.
LHS: Looking up another hollow tree – this time just a hollowed out trunk with a hole in the crown. RHS: I was struck by this beautiful sight while looking back out of the entrance to the hollow tree – I simply had to take a photo. S
More magnificent old trees in Lamington National Park.
Golden whistler and satin bowerbird
Two new birds for the area: white headed pigeon and crested shrike-tit
Some other birds (seen before elsewhere): large-billed scrubwren; green cat-bird; eastern spinebill; logrunner.
Some more beautiful waterfalls. Chalahn falls on the left and those on the right did not even feature on the walking trail map.