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Carroll Nature Reserve Kokoda Track
Kingaroy, South Burnett Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

07 4189 9180
www.southburnettholidays.com.au

Description

In 1995 The Kingaroy Apex Club erected the plaque and gateway to mark the start of the Kokoda Track and the Carroll Nature Reserve. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of victory in the Pacific in 1945 and to honour the people who gave their lives defending Australia in the Pacific Islands.

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Descendants of Kingaroy's earliest settlers, Dan and Bridget Carroll, donated the use of these five-acres of soft wood vine scrub to the people of Kingaroy as a nature reserve. The area was dedicated in 1987; this marked the 100th anniversary of Dan Carroll's arrival in Australia from Ireland in 1887.

The Kingaroy Shire Council together with the Kingaroy and Districts Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) have developed a re-vegetation project to create a peaceful area. This project has been implemented to protect the nature reserve and eradicate weeds and replace and protect the native vegetation. It has provided the wider community with an opportunity to be involved in protecting the native bushland.

The nature reserve is a peaceful oasis of bushland close to the centre of Kingaroy and the track offers an enjoyable walk through native bushland - a fitting memorial to those who gave their lives in the Pacific.

Take time out to relax, enjoy the serenity of your surroundings and listen for the birds in the area. This track gives visitors the opportunity to stretch their legs after a long day of travelling. This conveniently located bird watching area will give sightings of Indian Koel, Dollar Bird, Rufous whistler, Rufous Fantail and Eastern Whipbird.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There:
Travel east along Haly Street. Turn left into Fisher Street at the traffic lights. Head up towards the top of the hill, until you come to an intersection. Turn left into Coral Street and about 100 metres down on the right is Carroll Nature Area.


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Carroll Nature Reserve Kokoda Track - Print Brochure
Map of Carroll Nature Reserve Kokoda Track
Coral Street
Kingaroy
Queensland 4610 Australia

Contact Details

07 4189 9180

 

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