Explore It – Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre

TL;DR
– Today I explore the beautiful
Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre a pocket of bushland just south
of Brisbane.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara

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This week, month, and year has been a bit stressful, to say the least, so I thought I would take a moment and destress by going to one of the best-kept secrets in South-East Queensland the Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre, just south of Brisbane in Logan City.  

Daisy Hill is a pocket of bushland in the hills behind Logan City and a key conversation area for a lot of local species including to koalas. There is a day area on the southern tip with bush walks, grass to run around with, the Koala Centre, and most importantly for me some good old fashioned fire BBQs.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara
There is a joy that you get walking through a forest. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara

The first step is to find a free BBQ and set to work getting a fire
ready, as it was just for me it didn’t need to be a big fire, but there is
something about cooking with wood that always makes food taste that little bit
better.

Once you fire is going it is time to cook and today there was only one
thing on my mind and that was a big hunk of meat, so it is time for a good
chunk of steak.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara
Time for a little bit of steak. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara

However, a pro tip when you are cooking any sort of food anywhere in
Australia, you need to keep an eye out for the local wildlife, because if you
are not careful your lunch might fly off to be someone else’s treat.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara
Everyone is a critic when you are in-charge of the BBQ. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara

Once it is all done, and some healthy greens added for good measure, it
is time to enjoy your handiwork as the fire crackles behind you and given how
cold it has been in Queensland this week, this is an added bonus.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara
Yum. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara

Once you have finished it is time to clean up, collect all your rubbish because at Daisy Hill you take it all with you and make sure you leave it in as good or better than when you arrived. Then after having a big lunch the best thing to do is walk a bit of it off. There are a lot of walking tracks from here, but today for me it was just a lap of the picnic area. Now if you are very lucky and it is a quiet day you might spot a visitor or two out and about.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNama.ra
Why hello there little one. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara.

At
the end of the walk, we arrive at a very special place: the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara.
Shhhhhhhhhhhh, they are sleeping. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara.

I arrived just in time for one of the local rangers to give a talk about Koalas, the pressures they face, how we can help them, and also enviably the terrifying sound they make during mating season.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Koala Centre. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara.
Mmmmm gum leaves, the good stuff. Image Credit: Brian MacNamara.

Alas,
while it was fun, my time was at an end and I had to get home, but it was a
nice day out with perfect weather and some fun koala facts to boot.  

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow
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