There are many great places to visit and things to see within a reasonable distance to Gunna Park. Be sure to check out our face book page (LINK IN MENU) to see the Gunna Park Recommends posts to see all the new adventures we go on and share with our followers.
Here are a few Gunna Park Recommends:
Seary’s Creek, Cooloola QLD & Rainbow Beach QLD. If leaving from Gunna Park it is a 50 min drive through the forestry. On your way into Rainbow Beach, stoping at Seary’s Creek is a must for a restful picnic and even a swim in this easy-to-get-to, serene and popular day-use area. Choose to enjoy the shade of cypress pines and she-oaks then take a short stroll along Seary’s Creek boardwalk to a cool, freshwater creek for a refreshing dip. On the big sign at the beginning of the boardwalk learn all about Patrick Seary, a timber-getter from the 1860s who explored this region which now bears his name. Whilst walking down the short boardwalk enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer. There are toilets & picnic tables available at the day use area. We took pool noodles and float rings & just floated in the lagoons & the kids floated down stream and adventured over the logs and bridges also. We even found a eel, yabbies & some eel tail cat fish up near the waterfall. A goanna gave us a little scare climbing a tree also After our refreshing dip we headed to Rainbow Beach and got some fish and chips for lunch and ate them down at the beach. Followed on by a ice cream and headed home. A easy and enjoyable day out for all!
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Another great adventure from Gunna Park is Dickabram Bridge located in Miva, QLD. 15 mins drive from the front gates. Its a beautiful site to see, 1 of only 2 road & rail bridges left in Australia! 23 meters high above the Mary River & 191 meters long! Built in 1886. The name of the bridge comes from a local Aboriginal word dickabram meaning sweet potato that grew along the river flats there. There’s a lot more interesting stories behind this bridge that can be found on the big sign before you walk down to the rivers edge. There are toilets, shaded areas, rest stop and picnic table at the top area. Its a easy, quick and enjoyable little adventure through passing little towns in the country side. The detail and sight of the bridge is like art before your eyes Maybe even throw in a fishing line there and see how you go?!
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TIN CAN BAY
Tin Can Bay, QLD Its ruffly a 30 mins drive through the pine forrest turning left out of our Gunna Park gates. The dirt forestry road has recently been graded so its a easy drive for all vehicles. There are daisies along the side of the road at the moment, it really is such a beautiful site to see. Be sure to keep your eyes open as you might see brumbies along the way You can get up close & feed the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe & Dolphin Feeding at Normans Point, Tin Can Bay. Cost is $10 per person. Feeding starts at 8am. Best to get there a little earlier. Across the road there is an amazing playground with lots of shaded tables and BBQS. We also headed to the Tin Can Bay Markets Held on the third Saturday of each month in the park alongside the RSL Hall on the Tin Can Bay Road from 8.00am until 12 noon in the Winter and 7am in the Summer. Close enough for a day trip and something different, enjoy!
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MOTHAR MOUNTAIN ROCK POOLS
Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located at Noosa Road, Gympie QLD in the Woondum National Park About a 35 minute drive from Gunna Park. The Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. There are picnic tables, barbecue & toilets at the waters edge. On a hot day immerse yourself into the rock pools to cool off. Take a pool noodle (you can borrow one off the toy library at Gunna Park if you’ve forgotten yours) and relax whilst the kids explore. The Rock pools can get a little busy but if you walk upstream a little as we did there are many private and secluded pools that you can enjoy all by yourself. Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore. There is also 4wd tracks and horse riding trails available. We’ll definately be taking our horses there in the near future!! We took my Prado through the 4wd tracks and it was a easy & enjoyable drive. There are more extreme tracks also if your game enough! This place ticks many boxes all in one spot! Its a must visit if you love nature!
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