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Peaks to Points Festival 2016

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Jam packed events scheduled for Peaks to Points Festival
Over a two week period from 16th July through to 31st July, Peaks to Points Festival has a terrific line-up of events organised by various groups for all to enjoy. These events cover a wide range of topics from guided walks, workshops, seminars, dinners, spotting wildlife, history talks, planting trees, monitoring seagrass in Moreton Bay, tours to Greenbank Military training area, sewage treatment plants and so on. A more in depth reference of the events can be read on their website, however below is a brief overview of the events and the dates allotted to them.

Festivals, Outdoor, Parks, Walks, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Gardening, Workshops
Peaks to Points Festival (photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival website)


16 July 2016
Can you spot a Platypus, which is being held at various sites along Oxley Creek. This is something you would not often get the chance to partake in and although the morning is an early start, I still think it would be lots of fun for everyone.

Travel back in time on a history work by local historian Beryl Roberts. This is conducted in conjunction with a walk around Acacia Ridge where you will see that many of the post-war buildings still stand today.

Wildlife, Outdoor, Free, Walks, Festivals, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Adventure
Spot a Platypus (Photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival Website)


Witness the restoration of Pennywort Creek, where you can join members of the Pennywort Creek Bushcare Group for a morning of planting and a guided walk along Pennywort Creek.

Morning seminar on why Moreton Bay is such a special part of our waterways. This event covers half a day and is being held at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. It will also be followed by a seagrass monitoring activity and a guided walk to King Island.

Outdoor, Adventure, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Free, Workshops, Walks
IndigiScapes (Author's Photo)


18 July 2016
Join Oxley Creek Catchment Association for a walking tour Pennywort Creek Bushcare, Cliveden Avenue Reserve and Oxley Golf Complex.

Take a tour behind the Greenbank Military Training Area. Cost for this tour is $20.00 per person.

19 July 2016
Guided walk through Pooh Corner which will include morning tea.

Outdoor, Adventure, Free, Walks, Festivals, Workshops, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan
Kangaroo Trial, Pooh Corner (Photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival Website)


20 July 2016
Bus tour to Queensland Urban Utilities Oxley Sewage Treatment Plant to learn what happens when you flush your toilet. This tour is being held at a cost of $15.00 per person.

Five kilometre guided walk in Toohey Forest with local historian Beryl Roberts.

23 July 2016
Guided walk to find the best birding spots in Brisbane's Oxley Creek Common.

Outdoor, Free, Adventure, Walks, Workshops, Festivals, Logan, Ipswich
Oxley Creek (Photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival Website)


Learn from Griffith Mates Bushcare and Fox Gully Bushcare volunteers how to remove lantana from habitat at the Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve.

Family orientated interactive morning exploring Karawatha Forest. There will be talks from local experts about the native animals and plants within the forest as well as a talk from members of the Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club.

Visit the St John's Oxley Community Men's Shed while enjoying a morning tea. This display will showcase the clubs wares and sale of some items made by members.

Picnic in the Park at Strickland Terrace Park. Events on the day will include kite flying which is a great activity for the whole family.

20th Anniversary Dinner of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association. There will be a charge of $20.00 per person to attend.

Walks, Workshops, Free, Festivals, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Adventure, Parks
St John Oxley Community Men's Shed (Photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival Website)


24 July 2016
An easy one hour walk around Whites Hill Reserve guided by members of the Whites Hill Pine Mountain Community Group.

National Plant a Tree Day at Ironport Creek near Ipswich.

Pooh Corner Community Walk.

26 July 2016
Scenic guided walk at White Rock, north of the Flinders Peak Complex.

27 July 2016
Bus tour to Brisbane City Council's world class landfill site at Rochedale. The cost of the tour is $15.00 per person.

28 July 2016
Birds Queensland Guide will take attendees on the Gamlen Circuit, excellent for the avid birdwatcher.

Gold coin donation seminar at Griffith University EcoCentre on the subject of plastic pollution in SE Queensland's waterways and bays.

29 July 2016
Free event with members of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and check out their nature plant nursery and garden.

Planting, Trees, Workshops, Outdoor, Free, Festivals, Adventure, Logan, Ipswich
Plant a Tree (Photo courtesy of Peaks to Points Festival Website)


30 July 2016
Learn more about assisting the Black Swamp Bushcare Group eliminate the noxious groundcover Singapore Daisy at a small patch of bushland in Cleveland.

Join Benarrawa Bushcare Group restore riparian habitat along the Oxley Creek at Benarrawa Park Corinda.

Free workshop on how to create your home garden pond with horticulturalist Noel Burdette.

31 July 2016
Birdwatching at Greenwood Lakes.

National Plant a Tree Day in Logan at Greenwood Lakes.

Join members of the Mount Gravatt Environment Group planning a tree at Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve.

This extensive agenda of events is sure to tempt you into filling up your diary as it certainly has with mine. Further information about each event can be found by clicking on the link above. Don't forget to wear closed in shoes, a hat and take water and sunscreen with you to any event.
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Why? Full of fun enjoyment for everyone
When: 16 to 31 July 2016
Phone: 07 3345 5541
Where: Various locations across SE Queensland
Cost: Some are free, some are of a fixed cost
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