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Stargaze at Lake Moogerah

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Published May 4th 2014
A few friends and I took the day off and had a mini road trip to Moogerah Peak National Park for a short hike and some stargazing at night. It was somewhere nearer to Gold Coast than Brisbane. So, needless to say, you'd need a car to get there.

lake moogerah, mt edwards




You'll be able to park somewhere near Lake Moogerah dam and have a some quick bite (but bring your own food!) if you decide to take on the bush walking challenge! It would probably take you... 1 hour to reach the summit? Or at least, that was how long it took me to get to the top! (Oh wait, that's not including the break I took halfway up!)

lake moogerah, mt edwards
The terrain


lake moogerah, mt edwards


Unhealthy me was panting all the way up and shaking all the way down! But I assure you, the view from the summit is soooooo breathtaking, it will be worth all your out-of-breath-ness and all your my-heart-is-beating-in-my-ears-ness.

lake moogerah, mt edwards
Credits to Jiewei


But of course, you will need to see it for yourself in order to fully experience the magnificence of the place.

It was nearly evening when we got back down, and one generous campsite owner allowed us to have a mini campfire on his land! So we settled ourselves down for our well deserved picnic dinner.

lake moogerah, mt edwards


And of course, if you're already there, you've definitely go to stay around for some star gazing!

lake moogerah, mt edwards
Credits to Jiewei


If you're like me and you grew up surrounded by concrete mountains, be prepared to be awed.

TIPS:

Wear long pants (and probably sleeves too!) if you have grass allergy! I kind of developed a bit of a rash because of the overwhelmingly tall grasses on the way up.
Did I mention that sun block is ALWAYS essential?
Bring insect repellent, really.
If you're not too good with handling low temperatures, bring a jacket! Because the wind at the summit is chilly and you really won't want the cold to ruin your star gazing session.

Uncredited photographs were taken by Michelle or Aaron)
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Why? Because you want to be awed!
Where: Moogerah Peak National Park
Cost: Free!
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