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Maroochy River Conservation Park

Maroochy River Conservation Park

The Maroochy River Conservation Park is a stunning recreation area in Twin Waters.

If you are looking for a relaxing place to go where you can have a picnic, bushwalk, play in the water, or take your dogs, this is it.

Maroochy River Conservation Park, Walking Tracks, Map, Twin Waters QLD

The park was gazette in 1992 and encompasses 174 hectares of land, including the northern banks of the Maroochy River, as well as the Goat and Channel Islands. There’s a variety of vegetation types that thrive here, including paper-barked tea trees, pink bloodwood, brushbox, saltmarsh, and mangroves. These have high conservation status because of Maroochy’s growing demand for residential and commercial development.

Additionally, the Maroochy River Conservation Park serves as a habitat for many animals, including the threatened wallum froglet and false water rat. The saltmarsh areas serve as a roosting and feeding site for many migratory waders and water birds. The mangroves are also home to many fish. Other native animals that call the park home include swamp wallaby, eastern ray kangaroo, brush-tailed possum, squirrel gliders, yellow-footed antechinus, and many frogs. For reptiles, there are common sea snakes, the eastern brown snake, dark flecked garden sun skink, and more.

It’s good to note that the park’s land has an important cultural heritage for the local Aboriginal people, who consider the Old Woman island an important aspect of their culture. The island’s origin story is part of many creation stories, including one linked to the formation of the Glass House Mountains.

The Maroochy River Conservation Park is a beautiful and environmentally culturally significant destination to explore.

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