Tewantin National Park
|Tewantin National Park|
Mount Tinberrwah, 2013
|Nearest town or city||Tewantin|
|Area||13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
The Tewantin National Park is a 13 square kilometer national park in Queensland, Australia. It consists of five individual areas west of Noosa Heads in the Wide Bay-Burnett region about 115 kilometers north of Brisbane and 125 km south of Hervey Bay. The park is divided into disconnected sections within Lake Macdonald, Tinbeerwah, Tewantin and Noosaville.
The national park protects coastal rainforest, bright eucalyptus forest and the last remnants of Wallum Heath between Noosa and Cooray. The Mount Tinbeerwah (265 m) is composed of solidified lava, which was created by volcanic activity millions of years ago. In its surroundings you can find the endangered Swamp Stringybark (Eucalyptus conglomerata) with its many trunks, gray, fibrous bark and bunches of white flowers.
Many amphibians live in the park, including the nearly endangered Tusked Frog (Adelotus brevis) and the endangered or threatened Green-thighed frog, Wallum froglet, and Giant barred frog. About 70 different bird species have been observed in the park, including the almost endangered Red-browed treecreeper.
The national park is accessible via Cooroy on the Bruce Highway, follow the road towards Tewantin, Noosa, Cooray and Noosa Heads. Immediately after Tinbeerwah you cross the National Park. In Tinbeerwah a road branches off to the Mount Tinbeerwah two kilometres to reach the Wooroi Picnic Area.
Camping is not allowed, but there are designated trails. Climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding are permitted.
- "Tewantin National Park". Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
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