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Magnificant views from the Scenic Rim to Moreton Bay
The Peaks to Point Festival is being held this year from 16th July through to 31st July with lots of activities during the two week period for the whole family. On Sunday 16th July from 8.00am to 11.00, your family can head to Flinders Peak to plant a tree and to take a guided walk around the area. Cost for the event is free.
Photo courtesy of Flinders Peak Guided Tour Website
Flinders Peak is in the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate, Carmichael's Road Purga and offers varied distance fitness walking tracks graded easy, difficult, very difficult and advanced. You will know if you can manage a five minute trek or a six hour hike. Whatever you choose, the trails showcase a magnificent view over valleys and peaks from the Scenic Rim to the Bay and islands that will have you in awe of a remoteness so close to the city of Brisbane. More information on trails can be found on the website.
Photo courtesy of "By Tatters -https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgerus/20820173363/, CC BY-SA 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46315232"
The Conservation Estate covers 2,200 hectares of land covering areas of Mount Catherine, Mount Goolman, Mount Blaine and Flinders Peak. There are barbeques, toilets, camping facilities, and picnic areas within the amenities areas of Hardings Paddock and Flinders Plum, however you must bring your own drinking water. There is even a holding yard for horses and the camping areas are suitable for caravans and campervans.
Apart from the excellent views, the area has a diverse range of wildlife including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies as well as approximately 500 native plant species, although like me, I'm sure you will not know them all by sight.
Light refreshments will be available on the day of the walk and all participants are required to wear covered shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen. For more information on the day's event you can contact Phil Smith on 3810 7379.
If you intend to participate please register via email — email@example.com — so organisers can keep track of numbers.