Visualizzato 45 volte, scaricato 1 volte
vicino a Glenview, Queensland (Australia)
Return Distance 18.6km, Max Elevation 56m, Total Climb 20m, Time 5hr, Level - Easy
Co-ordinates: -26.775730, 153.003070
Lovely walk with the kids, easy to follow paths around the dam that are well marked and warn. However, once you have walked the side, across the top and over the tip of the dam the walk is very unrewarding, spending the rest of the walk in bush and very few clearings to see the dam. Lots of wild life, moorhens, ducks, herons, coloured dragon flies, and lots of monitors in the trees.
Highlight for the kids was finding a snake (Freshwater Keelback) eating a toad!
This is a great family walk. The first part follows the edge of the lake, while the remainder moves out into the surrounding woodland, where you will see a mixture of Rough, Scribbly and Paperbark trees. There is plenty of bird life, both on the dam and in the woodland. The path is generally shady and can be muddy after rain, with parts of it shared with bikes and horse riders.
From the Bruce Highway, turn onto Steve Irwin Way and then onto the Mooloolah Valley Connection Road. Turn left into the Maddock Park's car park (approx 1.5km).
The clear, well trodden No.1 track, at 9.3km one way track, starts at Maddock Park and finishes at Gympie Street North. Each kilometre is marked up to the 5km point, so you can turn around at anytime to make this walk as long as you wish. You also have the chance to come back via one of the smaller tracks on your return leg. Just keep an eye out for horses and bike riders as it is a shared track.
Bring your swimmers, as there is the opportunity to cool off in the dam after your walk at the 'beach' area in Maddock Park.