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.
[ADVERT]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 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.