A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Published June 6th 2017
Camping in a Lost World
Christmas Creek conjures up an image of magical landscapes. It doesn't fail to deliver at Stinson Park in the heart of the Lost World Valley and with Lamington National Park as a backdrop.
Just south from Beaudesert the park is a perfect stop for a picnic or a wander along the creek or bush walking deep into Lamington National Park. It is also a perfect spot for those seeking a 'real' camping experience away from the more commercial and well-serviced caravan parks.
The park lends its name and is steeped in history as the base rescue point for the famous and tragic Stinson plane crash in 1937, which claimed the lives of four as it crashed en-route from Brisbane to Sydney. It led to a dramatic rescue attempt led Bernard O'Reilly of the Lamington Guest House. Read more of the history on Wikipedia.
Love that area and go there often to climb the mountains in the region. Always thought The Lost World Valley was the next one up (Albert River). Not sure what each of the valleys west of the range are called. Does anyone know for sure?