New bush trail unveiled
  • Friday 11 April 2014
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

Sunshine Coast Council is opening an exciting new bushwalking track next month at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, adding a new experience to the extensive network of walking trails.

Environment Portfolio holder and Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the community was invited to be part of the launch celebration of the new Upland Bushwalk including a free morning tea and guided walks on Saturday, 3 May 2014 from 10am.

“The 5.7 km of paths and trails, helps visitors explore and appreciate the Garden’s diverse bushland environments, including wetlands, fern glades, forests and rocky creeks,” Cr McKay said.

“The new 1.6 km long Upland Bushwalk will lead fit and experienced walkers across serene creek crossings and steep forest slopes.

“Garden walks already vary from an easy stroll along the Sculpture Garden’s or Fern Glade’s gentle pathways, to the sometimes rougher bush track of the Creek Walk.”

Cr McKay said that like many of the Garden’s paths and tracks, the new Upland Bushwalk was a result of a strong partnership between Council and the passionate Friends of Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.

“The Friends are in every chapter of the Garden’s remarkable story,” Cr McKay said.

“The work that has gone into this new walk is another example of the Friends’ dedication to the Garden and a fruitful relationship with council.”

Friends President, Joan Horgan, said building the track, creek crossings and signs was a labour of love for the Friends.

“Council and the Friends really want to share the Garden with our visitors and this new track provides another window into the tranquillity and peace of this beautiful bushland precinct,” Ms Horgan said.

Numbers for the Upland Bushwalk opening celebration are limited, so please secure your place by booking online at council’s Community Hub website http://community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/.