Venman Bushland National Park Walk
Mount Cotton Queensland - Sat 9th May 2020

Max Participants:
12
Address:
Venman Rd
Location:
Mount Cotton Queensland
Date:
Sat 9th May 2020
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
10:30am
Duration:
2 - 2.5 hrs
Non-Member Cost:
$20.00 per person
Member Cost:
$10.00 per person
Tagged:
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Venman Bushland National Park has been a popular recreation area for decades. It was originally owned by Jack Burnett Venman (1911–1994) and today, this 415ha park forms part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area.

The bushland comprises an open forest that is a mixture of eucalypt and melaleuca trees with well-developed understorey of flowering shrubs.It's home to koalas, common ringtail and brushtail possums, sugar gliders, as well a couple of different species of wallabies, lace monitors, powerful owls, honey-eaters and many other bird species.

This is a pretty little circuit walk that is relatively easy with a few hills to keep things interesting (not serious hills though, just one hill just steep enough to get you puffing)

The trail is well marked and clear and while there are a number of creeks to cross these don't pose a problem with stepping stones on the side of the track to keep your feet dry.  

After the walk join Chris visiting the award winning Sirromet Wines (map) cated nearby for coffee, wine tasting and/or a bite to eat or there’s also the free Koala Conservation information Centre to look through.

Grade: 3

Distance: 7.5km circuit

 


 

information courtesy of https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/venman-bushland/about.html

 


Gallery

Picnic Area & Trail
Wallaby with Joey - image courtesy of Andy Law
Venman Sign

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Wildlife spotting

● Beautiful Nature

● Koala Conservation Info Area

Includes

Adventurous Women® Host

Excludes

Transport To/From National Park

Items at Sirromet Wines

What To Bring/Wear

- Water

- Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

- Insect Repellent

- Walking Poles if you like to use them

- Appropriate clothing for activity

- Cash or card for a wine tasting or coffee at Sirromet

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