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Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks Part 2

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A stunning explosion of Spring colour
Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Wildflowers of the Sunshine Coast - Image: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Much to my delight and with perfect timing to brighten up our 2020 with vivid colours, the annual Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival is back, promising its usual spectacular tapestry of breathtaking wildflowers, throughout the Sunshine Coast region.

From Bribie Island to Tewantin, enthusiastic nature lovers can immerse themselves in Mother Natures' splendid patchwork of wildflowers on these guided walks. Bookings are absolutely essential, especially as all guided walks are free of charge.

Please note that this article is a continuation of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks Part 1, which can be viewed by following the aforementioned highlighted link.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Wedge Pea - Image: Noosa Integrated Catchment Association FB


🌻 Thursday 27 August | 9.00am to 12.00noon
Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk
Meet at Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge, Noosa Vehicle Ferry, end of Moorindal Street, Tewantin

Bookings to email: admin@noosariver.com.au (maximum 25 participants)

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) guides and a Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service Ranger will take you on a guided 2km return walk through the wallum heath and beautiful woodlands of Noosa North Shore.
Please bring hats, drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellant and walking shoes. A species list will be provided.

🌻 Thursday 27 August | 9.30am to 11.30am
Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Wak
Meet at Pathfinder Drive, near the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

Bookings to email: sunshine@wildlife.org.au (maximum 30 participants)

Join members of the Wildlife Preservation Society for a closer look at wildflowers in an unexpected patch of wallum heath, next to the busy Caloundra Road.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Brighten up your 2020 with gorgeously coloured wildflowers! Image: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


🌻 Friday 28 August | 9.00am to 11.30am
Weyba Nature Refuge
Meet at Tidswell Road, 350m down from the Eumarella Road intersection, Doonan

Bookings to www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/whatson

Join Noosa Council on an easy, flat 2.5km walk through the stunning Weyba Nature Refuge, exploring the open woodland and heath ecosystems of this beautiful reserve. Learn the hard-to-believe stories of how the bush recovers and responds after fire and observe and compare the stages of succession, in areas that were burnt in 2018, 2012 and an area that has had no fire in recent times. There will be masses of flowers to identify and plenty to chat about along the way.

🌻 Friday 28 August | 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek
Meet at Weyba Creek Conservation Park, carpark east of the Noosa AFL Club grounds on Weyba, Noosaville

Bookings to email: admin@noosariver.com.au (maximum 25 participants)

Discover the secrets that surround mangroves on this 1.5km return boardwalk walk, that is wheelchair and stroller accessible too. A species list will be provided.
Please bring hats, drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellant and walking shoes.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
The Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek is wheelchair and stroller accessible - Image: Noosa Integrated Catchment Association FB


🌻 Saturday 29 August | 9.00am to 11.00am
Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk
Meet at eastern end of Coongarra Esplanade, Currimundi

Bookings to email: sunshine@wildlife.org.au (maximum 30 participants)

Delight in the wonders of the wallum heath in Kathleen McArthur Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park) with members of the Wildlife Queensland - Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.
Please wear covered shoes, hat, sunscreen and remember the drinking water.

🌻 Saturday 29 August | 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Surprise at Marcoola
Meet at southern portion Marcoola Section of the Mount Coolum National Park, Cessna Street, Marcoola

Bookings to email: tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care invite walkers to join them on a guided walk through the southern portion of Mt Coolum National Park at Marcoola. Community conservation volunteers will be your guide for this walk, with explanations of the various wildflower species, as can be seen in the Council's brochures.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Wildflowers at Yaroomba Beach - Image: Coolum and North Shore Coast Care FB


🌻 Sunday 30 August | 8.30am to 10.30am AND 9.30am to 11.30am
Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk
Meet at Bribie Island National Park, corner of Cotterill Avenue and Protea Avenue

Bookings to email: biepa.mail@gmail.com (maximum 20 participants per time slot)

The Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association is welcoming visitors to join in on their annual Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk. Walkers have two-time slots on Sunday 30 August to enjoy this self-guided walk through Wallum heathland, with plaques identifying wildflowers along the route.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Wildflower Walk at Bribie Island - Image: Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association FB


As mentioned in Part 1 of Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, walkers also have the opportunity to enjoy Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk on the 26 August between 8.30am to 10.30am.

Please ensure that you are appropriately attired, with hats, sunscreen, long sleeves and walking shoes. Please bring your own water, cameras and binoculars for spectacular local bird spotting.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Rainbow Bee-eater - Image: Bribie Island Environment Protection Association FB


🌻 Sunday 30 August | 9.00am to 11.00am
Wallum Wildflower Walk
Meet at southern extent, Noosa National Park, School Road (northern public car park), Coolum Beach

Bookings to email: info@coolumcoastcare.org.au or phone 0431 123 419

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care and Coolum Residents Association invite walkers to join in on a casual walk through the wallum wildflowers in the southern region of the Noosa National Park. A single-track takes walkers north-west into wildflower country to enjoy a mosaic of brilliant Spring colour and foliage.
Walkers to please wear covered shoes, hats, sunscreen and bring their own drinking water.

🌻 Sunday 30 August | 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Vistas of Mount Gu'lum
Meet at northern portion Marcoola Section of the Mount Coolum National Park, Seaside Boulevard, Marcoola

Bookings to email: tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care invite walkers to join in on a guided walk through the northern portion of Mt Coolum National Park at Marcoola with views to Mount Gu'lum. Community conservation volunteers will lead the walk, explaining the variety of displayed wildflower species, as can be seen in the Council's brochures.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Triangle Leaf Wattle - Image: Coolum and North Shore Coast Care FB


Each one of these guided walks has a limited number of spots available and as they are also totally FREE, keen walkers/nature lovers need to ensure early booking. Choose a walk/s, then either follow the booking/registration link or email your request to the relevant supplied email address. It's as easy as one, two, three to get out and about, to enjoy Mother Nature's stunning explosion of Spring colour at the 2020 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival. Alternatively, you might prefer the Self-Guided Sunshine Coast Wildflower Walks option, where wildflower exploring can be enjoyed at your own pace.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Free Guided Walks, Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk, Tewantin, Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk, Caloundra, Weyba Nature Refuge, Doonan, Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek, Noosaville, Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park Guided Walk, Currimundi, Surprise at Marcoola, Marcoola, Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk, Bribie Island National Park, Wallum Wildflower Walk, Coolum Beach, Vistas of Mount Gu'lum, bookings essential, limited spots
Two weeks of glorious wildflowers! Image: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Why? To enjoy a spectacular tapestry of breathtaking wildflowers
When: Saturday 15 August to Sunday 30 August
Where: From Bribie Island to Tewantin and everywhere in between
Cost: FREE guided walks
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very informative Elaine. Thanks
by Barry (score: 3|1876) 85 days ago
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