Whites Hill Reserve Walk and Walking Pole Instruction
Brisbane Queensland - Sat 2nd February 2019

Max Participants:
15
Location:
Jones Rd, Camp Hill, Brisbane Queensland
Date:
Sat 2nd February 2019
Start Time:
4:00pm
End Time:
5:30pm
Duration:
1.5 hr approx
Non-Member Cost:
$10.00 per person
Member Cost:
FREE
Tagged:
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Join Chris our local AW leader for a short walk at Whites Hill Reserve including an instructional session on the reasons why to use walking poles and the correct usage of them. Please ensure you bring your walking poles if you have them.

Please note we will be meeting at 4pm on Jones Rd Carina. This is on the other side of the playing fields where there's no problem with parking as it’s residential.

Whites Hill is an important bush land remnant supporting a number of vegetation communities including eucalypt forest and dry rainforest.

Sankey's Scrub, an important remnant of dry rainforest is home to some rare species of flora such as Shirley’s tuckeroo, Queensland nut, prickly snake vine and white beech.

The variety of habitats within this bushland makes it a very important refuge for a diversity of wildlife. During fauna surveys, 62% of Brisbane’s mammals were identified in the reserve, 18% of Brisbane’s reptiles, 33% of Brisbane’s amphibians and 27% of Brisbane’s birds. This is an amazing diversity of wildlife for a reserve that is only 170 hectares in size.

Animals you may see include:

  • Powerful owls
  • Koalas
  • Velvet geckos
  • Brisbane short-necked turtles
  • Short-beaked echidnas
  • Sacred kingfishers nesting in termite nests high in the eucalypts

 

History

Before the establishment of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony at Brisbane Town in 1824, the Whites Hill area was home to Australian Indigenous people.

 

From farming, waste disposal, to supplying road base to the developing region, Whites Hill has played a part in Brisbane’s evolution as a city. During the early decades of the 20th century, a teahouse, one of Queensland’s first commercial tourist operations, was located on the summit.

In the early 1900s, Whites Hill was a popular tourist destination and a venue for dances and weddings. Visitors were charged sixpence entry. T

he summit was the site of Robert White's residence, which included a tearoom, astronomy telescope and a camera obscura. At the time the land was cleared from the top and sides of the hill to take advantage of the views, but the bush has since grown back.

The Whites Hill area was also used for the Whites Hill Climb event, a car enthusiast’s event in which cars raced to the top of the hill.In 1934 Brisbane City Council acquired the bulk of the land known as Whites Hill Reserve.

The reserve is recognised as an ecologically-significant tract of bushland, offering a diverse range of nature-based and sporting recreation opportunities. 

* information courtesy of the Brisbane city council 

Gallery

Whites Hill Reserve - Tallowwood Track  Photo courtesy of Lyle Radford 2012
Photo courtesy of Lyle Radford 2012
Photo by Damien C
Whites Hill Reserve
Whites Hill Reserve

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Instructional session on walking poles

● Wide variety of flora and fauna

What To Bring/Wear

- Walking Poles if you have them

- A hat, sunscreen and adequate water to suit the day

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