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Koala Park

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by JKnick (subscribe)
Freelance writer
Published January 30th 2013
Go take a hike
Koala Park in Rosemount is a short, pleasant bushwalk. It has a kids' playground, barbecue, toilet facilities and limited car park spaces. It's a good place to take the kids to while the adults catch up over a picnic or a barbie.


There are two tracks that lead into bushland. The one behind the playground is a gentler walk. Steps lead down to a rest area, where one can enjoy the views over Rosemount and Diddillibah. Both tracks that lead from the rest area run back to the entrance. Tracks have a slight incline back to the top.

There is plenty of bird life – magpies, lorikeets, kookaburras, currawongs, butcher birds, mynahs, common crows, brush turkeys, and pale-headed rosellas. Grey kangaroos and wallabies are around the area and I have seen them enough times in the park. What I haven't spotted in Koala Park is a koala.


Koala Park is a sixteen-hectare eucalypt bushland. It was gifted to Maroochy Shire by a local family as a koala bushland conservation reserve and was officially opened to the public in the early 80's.


Koala Park is classified by the Council as an environmentally sensitive area with high-quality remnant vegetation. It is protected from adjacent developments by adequate buffers to ensure its preservation. That is good news for the survival of our local koalas.
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Why? A short, lovely bushwalk
When: Koala Park, Panorama Drive, Nambour
Where: Rosemount, Nambour
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I would like to know who is it that maintains the park. Also is there a contact regarding overseeing the koalas and there boxes. I would like to help.
by Terry (score: 0|2) 1020 days ago
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