Freshwater National Park, Deception Bay

#8 of 8 in Nature in Moreton Bay Region
Freshwater is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 34 km north of Brisbane. The park is west of Redcliffe, near Deception Bay, within Caboolture Shire.The park's vegetation is a remnant of the Open Sclerophyll Woodland which was once common in this area. The dominant trees are Eucalyptus species, notably scribbly gum - Eucalyptus racemosa with smooth white trunks, and some Angophora species, while the shrub layer varies from an Open Heath area dominated by low grasstrees in the south of the park, to dense Casuarina stands, and small swampy areas with paperbark trees (Melaleuca sp.). A small creek runs through the north end of the park. Sighted in the Open Heath area are low growing plants such as the fringed lilly Thysanotus tuberosus, tall sundew Drosera peltata, which is a carnivorous plant, flat-stemmed cord rush Eurychorda complanata and Wallum grevillea Grevillea leiophylla, which is a delicate pink flowered grevillea growing to only about 30 cm. This is only a small selection of the numerous beautiful plants to be found in this park. This park is one of the few protected places of Open Woodland/Low Heathland in the area. Much of this type of vegetation has been cleared for development.
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  • Brief visit to the area while geocaching. Looks like would be an interesting walk through. No sign at gate with walking trail options though so not sure how far it goes.  more »
  • The area is home to open bushland with grass trees, eucalypts and paperbark trees. The path is wide and flat making it easy for kids. During our walk we spotted a few kangaroos but no koalas (there ar...  more »
  • The directions on google got us lost lol its probably beautiful but cant be found
  • Nice easy Bush walk. plenty of birds, some signs of animal life, maybe if you are there at the right time of day you should see some. The tracks are well maintained and frequently mowed and well signed. Unfortunately the noise from the highway is able to be heard through most of the park as it is close by. This does mean it is really hard to get lost, but we did a see a couple of snakes.

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