Mothar Mountain Rock Pools (or Woondum)

We mentioned Mothar Mt Rock Pools in our last email. Enquiry we have received made us pop some more information together. We are looking forward to a visit there ourselves…literally everyone who tells me about says how beautiful it is. Only a short drive from Gympie, we would recommend it as a stop off on the way to us – or day trip- even tagged onto a trip to Gympie – you could easily go to the Gold Mining Museum, Dingo Creek Winery and then cool off on the way home in the rock pools.

From the National Parks website:

“Subtropical rainforest, tall wet sclerophyll forest and spectacular rocky creeks make Woondum National Park a popular spot for locals and visitors. Here, Woondum and Boulder Creeks join together in a series of picturesque rockpools.

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image from Gympie Cooloola Tourism

Exploring Woondum

Have a picnic by the creek. Relax and unwind to the sound of water gently cascading over ancient granite outcrops. Picnic tables, barbecues, firewood, water and toilets are provided at the Rock Pools day-use area. Please do not feed the lace monitors. Let them find their own food and keep wildlife wild.

Explore around the creek or go for a short walk through the cool, moist forest. Be careful around the rock pools—never jump or dive into the water and supervise children closely.

Walking

Turpentine circuit—500 m (Allow 20 minutes)

Large turpentine trees Syncarpia glomulifera feature on this short walk through tall open forest and rainforest. The walk includes a rock hop across Boulder Creek.

Boulder Mountain hiking trail—3.2 km return (Allow 2 hours)

Walk through tall open forest with a rainforest understorey and open forest with grass trees to the summit of Boulder Mountain. Extremely steep, uphill sections make this walk suitable for very fit people only.

Getting there

Woondum (know locally as Mothar Mountain) is just 15 minutes south-east of Gympie. Take the Old Noosa Road then turn left into Hill Road.”

Here’s the map:

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/woondum/pdf/woondum-national-park-map.pdf

A press article:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/03/24/trip-mothar-mountain-rock-pools/

And some photos:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=motharmountain+rock+pools

 

 

 

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