Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

Details

  • Date15 August 2020 - 30 August 2020
  • Timevarious
  • Locationvarious
  • Price Free

Bookings are essential.

The full program can be viewed below or in this brochure[6713KB]. Please refer to each activity for booking information.

To assist you in identifying wildflowers on your walk, view the following brochures:


Ben Bennett Bushland Park Guided Walk - Saturday 15 August, 9.00–11.00am

A perfect introductory short walk into the wildflowers. Come and discover one of Caloundra’s hidden jewels with the Friends of Ben Bennett Bushland Park and Wildlife Preservation Society.

Bookings: sunshine@wildlife.org.au
Meet at: Ben Bennett Bushland Park, Queen Street entrance, Caloundra.


Girraween Nature Refuge Guided Walk - Saturday 15 August, 2.00–4.00pm

Discover wildflowers and a diverse range of vegetation in dry and wet heathland with Noosa Integrated Catchment Association guides. 

Bookings: admin@noosariver.com.au
Meet at: At the end of Dame Patti Drive, near the corner of Columbia Drive, Sunrise Beach.


Mooloolah River National Park Guided Walk - Wednesday 19 August, 9.00–11.00am

Take a journey through the wildflowers with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers. The colour, the close-ups - be amazed at this stunning explosion of nature at its best.

Bookings: Registration link
Meet at: Mooloolah River N.P. Claymore Road entrance, Sippy Downs.


Noosa National Park Wildflower Walk - Thursday 20 August, 9.00–11.00am

Join Noosa Integrated Catchment Association for a beautiful wildflower walk in the Headland Section of the park. Explore the range of different vegetation communities including wet eucalypt forest and spectacular dry heath. Distance 1.5km return.

Bookings: admin@noosariver.com.au
Meet at: Noosa National Park entrance, Parkedge Road, Sunshine Beach.


Bobbie Sattler Bushland Reserve Walk - Friday 21 August, 9.00–11.30am

Stroll the trails of this remnant, native bushland reserve with Sunshine Coast Council’s Alan Wynn and Michael Reif and find out about the local wildflowers and wildlife and see how they have responded four years post fire.

Bookings: Registration link
Meet at: Pierce Avenue, Caloundra.


Keith Royal Park Wildflowers - Friday 21 August, 10.00–11.00am

Learn to love our local wallum in a small patch at the southern end of Keith Royal Park, with Keith Royal Park volunteers.

Bookings: rosamund401@gmail.com
Meet at: Car park at Keith Royal Drive, Marcoola.


Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk

  • Wednesday 26 August, 8.30–10.30am
  • Sunday 30 August, 8.30–10.30am and 9.30–11.30am

The Bribie Island Environmental Association welcomes visitors to join our annual ‘Wonders of the Wallum’ Spring Wildflower Walk. This is a self-guided walk through Wallum heathland, with plaques identifying wildflowers along the route. Please be appropriately attired. Bring a hat, sunscreen, long sleeves, walking shoes, refreshments, cameras and binoculars for the birds.

Bookings: biepa.mail@gmail.com
Meet at: Bribie Island National Park. Corner of Cotterill Ave & Protea Ave.


Glass House Mountains National Park, Scientific Area #1 - Wednesday 26 August, 2.00–4.00pm

Take a journey through the wildflowers with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers and learn more about this hidden wonderland and all it has to offer. The colour, the close-ups – be amazed at this stunning explosion of nature at its best.

Bookings: Registration link
Meet at: Glass House Mtns National Park, Scientific Area #1. Mawsons Road gate entrance.


Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge Guided Walk - Thursday 27 August, 9.00am–12.00pm

Discover the wildflowers, wallum heath and beautiful woodlands of the Noosa North Shore with Noosa Integrated Catchment Association guides and a Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service Ranger. Distance 2km return.

Bookings: admin@noosariver.com.au
Meet at: Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge. Noosa Vehicle Ferry, end of Moorindal Street, Tewantin.


Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve Guided Walk - Thursday 27 August, 9.30–11.30am

Join members of the Wildlife Preservation Society for a closer look at wildflowers in this surprising patch of wallum heath beside the busy Caloundra Road.

Bookings: sunshine@wildlife.org.au
Meet at: Corner of Pathfinder Drive and Henebery Street, near the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra.


Weyba Nature Refuge - Friday 28 August, 9.00–11.30am

Join Noosa Council on an easy, flat 2.5km walk through this beautiful reserve exploring Open Woodland and Heath ecosystems. Learn about how the bush recovers and responds after fire and observe and compare the stages of succession in areas that were burnt in 2018, 2012 and an area that has had no fire in recent times. There will be loads of flowers to identify and plenty to chat about along the way.

Bookings: Registration link
Meet at: Tidswell Road. 350m down from the Eumarella Rd intersection, Doonan.


Mangrove Boardwalk at Weyba Creek - Friday 28 August, 2.00–4.00pm

Discover the mysteries of mangroves with Noosa Integrated Catchment Association. Distance 1.5km return.

Bookings: admin@noosariver.com.au
Meet at: Weyba Creek Conservation Park. Carpark east of the Noosa AFL Club grounds on Weyba, Noosaville.


Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park guided walk - Sautrday 29 August, 9.00–11.00am

Experience the wonders of the wallum heath in Kathleen McArthur Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park) with members of Wildlife Queensland - Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.

Bookings: sunshine@wildlife.org.au
Meet at: Eastern end of Coongarra Esplanade, Currimundi.


Surprise at Marcoola - Saturday 29 August, 2.00–3.30pm

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care invite you to join us on a guided walk through the southern portion of Mt Coolum National Park at Marcoola. Community conservation volunteers will lead the walk supporting the interpretation of wildflower species supplied in Council brochures.

Bookings: tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au
Meet at: Southern Portion Marcoola Section of the Mount Coolum National Park. Cessna Street, Marcoola.


Wallum Wildflower Walk - Sunday 30 August, 9.00–11.00am

Coolum Residents Association and Coolum and North Shore Coast Care invite you to join us on a casual walk through the wallum wildflowers in the southern extent of Noosa National Park. A single track takes us north-west into wildflower country. Enjoy this walk amongst a mosaic of brilliant spring colour and foliage.

Bookings: info@coolumcoastcare.org.au or phone 0431 123 419.
Meet at: Southern extent, Noosa National Park. School Rd (northern public car park) Coolum Beach


Vistas of Mount Gu'lum - Sunday 30 August, 2.00–3.00pm

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care invite you to join us on a guided walk through the northern portion of Mt Coolum National Park at Marcoola with views to Mount Gu’lum. Community conservation volunteers will lead the walk supporting the interpretation of wildflower species supplied in Council brochures.

Bookings: tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au
Meet at: Northern Portion Marcoola Section of the Mount Coolum National Park. Seaside Boulevard, Marcoola.


 

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