Conondale Range

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Conondale
Highest point
Peak Mount Langley (Queensland)
Elevation 868 m (2,848 ft)
Geography
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
Range coordinates 26°50′S 152°45′E / 26.83°S 152.75°E / -26.83; 152.75Coordinates: 26°50′S 152°45′E / 26.83°S 152.75°E / -26.83; 152.75
Conondale Range is located in Queensland
Conondale Range
Conondale Range
Location in Queensland

The Conondale Range is a mountain range in Queensland, located between Maleny, Kenilworth, Kilcoy and Jimna. The range is the most westerly part of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and part of the Great Dividing Range. The highest point on the range is Mount Langley reaching 868 m above sea level. This is also the highest point in the Brisbane River catchment.[1]

Lower foothills of the range around Kilcoy are used for grazing. Most of the steep forested slopes of the range are state forests and Conondale National Park.

The mountains are the source of the Brisbane River. Creeks on the south of the range drain into the Stanley River and directly into Lake Somerset. To the north creeks flow into the Mary River.

Fauna[edit]

Some 1620 km2 of the Conondale Range is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports an isolated, and the northernmost, population of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird, which was only discovered in the 1980s.[2] It is also home large populations of the Black-breasted Button-quail, Pale-yellow Robin, Paradise Riflebird, Regent Bowerbird, Green Catbird and Australian Logrunner.[3]

The extinct Gastric-brooding frog and endangered Fleay's Barred Frog are two frog species endemic to the Conondale Range and parts of nearby regions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conondale Range Great Walk" (pdf). Department of Environmental and Resource Management. May 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Bristlebird". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "IBA: Conondale Range". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-06-16.