Nature, culture and history
Protecting the headwaters of Tingalpa Creek, Buhot Creek and their tributaries, the area’s riparian forest provides vital habitat for turtles, water rats, platypus, water dragons and frogs, including the vulnerable tusked frog.
Open eucalypt forests, melaleuca wetland and patches of lowland rainforest are home to possums, gliders, powerful owls, glossy black-cockatoos, swamp and red-necked wallabies, and a variety of reptiles and other birds.
As the name suggests, the KBCCA also protects important koala habitat. As you explore, look for tell-tale scratch marks left by resident koalas on their food trees—tallowwood, small-fruited grey gum, Queensland blue gum, red mahogany and Queensland white stringybark.
In February 2022, the status of the koala under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth), was changed from vulnerable to endangered.
The change in status means an increased level of protection for koalas in Queensland.
Find out more about living with koalas and koala conservation.
- Facilities upgrades within Daisy Hill Conservation Park 6 March to 31 July 2023