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 itâ€™s residential.
Whites Hill is an important bush land remnant supporting a number of vegetation communities including eucalyptus forest and dry rainforest.
Sankey's Scrub, an important remnant of dry rainforest is home to some rare species of flora such as Shirleyâ€™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 Brisbaneâ€™s mammals were identified in the reserve, 18% of Brisbaneâ€™s reptiles, 33% of Brisbaneâ€™s amphibians and 27% of Brisbaneâ€™s birds. This is an amazing diversity of wildlife for a reserve that is only 170 hectares in size.
Animals you may see include:
From farming, waste disposal, to supplying road base to the developing region, Whites Hill has played a part in Brisbaneâ€™s evolution as a city. During the early decades of the 20th century, a teahouse, one of Queenslandâ€™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 enthusiastâ€™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
● Instructional session on walking poles
● Wide variety of flora and fauna
Adventurous Women® Host - Chris
Instructional Session on how to use walking poles
Items of a personal nature
Transport To/From Activity
- Walking Poles if you have them
- A hat, sunscreen and adequate water to suit the day
No Refund provided on day hikes once payment has been made