7 Mile Diggings

Seven Mile Diggings

Seven Mile Diggings is an old gold fossicking area, with most of the mining taking place from 1876 to 1900. The population grew to include 700 miners, many of them Chinese. There wasn’t significant amounts of gold found in the area, but alluvial gold can still be found. I have found mentions of garnets and … Read more

Wooroolin Wetlands

The Wooroolin Wetlands is a palustrine wetland (inland without flowing water). It is located right next to the township of Wooroolin, accessible from behind the pub, or at the sports grounds just outside of town. At the turn of the century early settlers reported feeling the earth shaking, and the lagoon suddenly dried up and … Read more

Allan “Snow” Huston Memorial Park

Allan “Snow” Huston Memorial Park is between Murgon and Wondai along the Bunya Highway. There is not much information about who Allan Huston was. While visiting the Wondai Historical Museum  I spotted an interim certificate of service document with the RAAF with the name Allan Marcus Huston. I was told he was long standing in … Read more

Kinbombi Falls

The Kinbombi Falls is a free rest area maintained by the Gympie Regional Council. Whether you stay overnight or drop in to visit, it is a short detour being 5km from the highway. Kinbombi Falls is a cascade of falls through a rocky gorge along the Kinbombi Creek. Water doesn’t run too often so it … Read more

Mother of Ducks Lagoon

Mother of Ducks Lagoon is a nature reserve at Guyra, a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetland birds. The lagoon area is quite large and will take time to explore thoroughly. When you first approach the lagoon, there is a parking spot with a parks sign ‘Mother Of Ducks Lagoon’. There is room for a … Read more

Moonbi Park and Lookout

Moonbi Park and Lookout is north of Moonbi just off the New England Hwy. You arrive in a large parking area, where there are some tables, toilets, and water (but not drinkable). There are a couple of raised sections with rock retaining walls. The park and lookout were built in 1938 by the Cockburn Shire … Read more