Parklands Conservation Park is a valuable wildlife habitat with vegetation ranging from eucalypt forests of bloodwood and tallowwood trees (with banksia, wattle and grass tree understorey), to rainforest gullies with flooded gum, turpentine and, in protected wetter areas, groves of palms.
On dry rocky ridges clothed in casuarinas, views to the coast can be glimpsed through gaps in the trees.
A number of creeks lead to rock pools and cascades, which flow after heavy rainfall.
Parklands Conservation Park protects natural bushland that provides an important refuge for wildlife in an increasingly urbanised environment. Help protect valuable wildlife habitat:
- Respect areas closed and stay on designated open trails to avoid damaging vegetation.
- Obey the rules put in place to protect the park; note that camping, fires, domestic animals, motorbikes and vehicles are not permitted in the park.
- Take your rubbish with you.
- Limit the spread of weeds by:
- Ensuring your clothes, shoes, bike, horses’ coats, hooves, equipment and floats are clean and free of seeds before park visits.
- Avoid walking and riding through patches of weeds especially if they are seeding.
- Horseriders—provide horses with weed-free, good quality, processed feed for at least 48 hours before entering the park.
- Do not feed wildlife—animals become reliant on hand-outs or food scraps, can get sick and often become aggressive towards humans.
- Horseriders—rest horses for short periods only to minimise soil erosion and compaction. Do not allow horses to graze on park vegetation.
- Riders: Keep tracks in good condition by not riding during or immediately after wet weather.
- Remember everything is protected—do not take or disturb plants and animals.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Parklands Conservation Park was gazetted as a forest reserve in 2001 and became a conservation park in 2006. Parklands Conservation Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its natural and cultural values in perpetuity.
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