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Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park

Wildflowers feature at Currimundi in winter and spring. Photos: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.Wildflowers feature at Currimundi in winter and spring. Photos: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

Facilities and activities

Location

Beside the ocean on the Sunshine Coast just north of Caloundra, and approximately one hour drive north of Brisbane.

What's special

A small remnant of wallum heath that was once a common plant community along the Sunshine Coast. Short walks, wildflowers, coastal birds, and views of the ocean beach and lake feature here. Vividly coloured heath wildflowers reach their peak flowering time in late winter and spring months.

The park is named after Kathleen McArthur, a local artist, conservationist and founding member of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (1962). Kathleen was passionate about wallum heathlands and campaigned to have these plant communities protected in the Sunshine Coast region. The heathland wildflowers were a favourite subject for her botanical illustrations.

Maps and useful links

Location of Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park within Queensland

Last updated
14 November 2019