Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Postcard From The Bunya Mountains


Bunya Mountains National Park is about 200kms north-west of Brisbane. The mountains themselves were formed 30 million years ago supposedly from the remains of a volcano. They seem to rise out of nowhere from the plains around them and peak at 1135m. Walking around the park is different at every turn. It can't seem to make up it's mind if it's rainforest, eucalypt forest or natural grassland. There are idyllic waterfalls and rockpools and you get frogs there that are found nowhere else in the world (with the biggest tadpoles you've ever seen). There are kangaroos and plenty of other native mammals as well loads of reptiles and 130 different species of birds. If you like that kind of thing, it's definite WOW territory.

6 comments:

Lauren in Brisbane said...

Hi Cara,

Not relevant to your (excellent as usual) photo but I thought you might interested in this timelapse video of the CityCat terminal being re-built: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaU6iVgVPfI

Interesting to see that house on the corner disappear halfway through as well!

Cheers
Lauren

J Bar said...

beautiful

cara said...

Hey Lauren wow that's brilliant. Thanks! By the way not sure if you have heard yet but the developers are swooping on that vacant block where the old house used to be. They want to build a three story building with 8 units and underground car parking (??!! have they no memory??).

Lauren in Brisbane said...

I think I got something in the mail from Cr Abrahams about that.
Underground car parking ... what a disaster. Buyer beware!

Joanna said...

The Bunya Mountains look like a beautiful place, Cara. Thanks for the info about where it is located. Looking at the distant misty mountains reminded me of a trip I just returned from here in the USA. My friends and I visited Asheville, North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains looked like that in the distance too! So many things different, yet many things the same the world over.

Paul said...

I love frogs and would love to see a kangaroo in the wild and I love wilderness far from the madding crowd so this is my kind of place

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