About Forest and Vegetation

Researches still go for the Australia originated Piccabeen Palm. It is a huge pine, called King Palm as well, growing as tall as  20 meters. I like about palms, a feature very relaxing.  


Noted this sign on the top hill of rain forest of the Araucaria trail at Goomburra.  I enjoyed the King Palm canopy very much.


Huge Hoop pines are less, could be easily recognized beside the King Palm dominated trail.


The Araucaria waterfall is named after the Hoop Pine.  The vegetation was lush around the waterfall area.


Lake Moogerah looks beautiful as a dam lake, its water sources are used only for irrigation.


Wild ducks dipped in the dam water. Pelicans leisurely paddles in the lake.


A walk to the dam leads you to the Mount Edwards peak hike.


A trip to Mount French was wonderful to see the unique vegetation of wild flowers, ruby-red pea flowers with busy bees.

A loop track consisted of a forest of grass trees at the shady part, furthered up with the open dry field of rock vegetation, which felt alike walking on Table Mountain of SA.



The lookout was more about a picture of lush forground with mountain background.


The North Cliff Lookout was sun-bathed, nice to have a meditation.  The view of the Main Range and the Bonsai look alike trees was breath-taking.

I wonder why Fassifern valley was designed so good in pattern looking than Lockyer Valley.

A side walk to the left is a bush of grass trees and the rocks’ cliff.


So good so far, we booked the camping night but gave it up.  It has 14 sand based camping sites, will give you a bush feeling camping experience. Maybe the evening owl cry would be interesting to hear.

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Author: Cathy Tsui

Entrepreneur in wine and gifts. Importer and Exporter. Promotional products consultant; Italian shop owner; wine specialist; WSET certificate; self-media; wine talk show, "Let's taste some wine!" Those are old stories now. I am now an inspiring travel agent.

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