Plunkett Conservation Park, Wickham National Park and Wickham Timber Reserve Brisbane

Photo credit: Ian Witheyman © Queensland Government

Photo credit: George Krieger © Queensland Government

About Plunkett

    Park features

    Plunkett mallee <em>Eucalyptus curtisii</em> is a near-threatened species found only in south east Queensland.

    Plunkett mallee Eucalyptus curtisii is a near-threatened species found only in south east Queensland.

    Photo credit: © Glenn Leiper

    Plunkett Conservation Park, Wickham National Park and Wickham Timber Reserve feature elevated sandstone ridges vegetated with flourishing heath communities that bloom with whites, yellows and pinks in spring. Lichen-covered boulders and rock ledges provide great habitat for skinks and geckos to bask in the sun and hunt for insects. Plunkett and Wickham also protect a number of significant native species such as the endangered Leucopogon recurvisepalus, a low growing perennial shrub, and the near-threatened Plunkett mallee Eucalyptus curtisii.

    The shared trails within the parks offer a range of scenic walking, mountain biking and horseriding experiences.

    Looking after the park

    • Everything in this park is protected. Do not take or disturb plants or animals.
    • Campfires are not permitted in the park or reserve.
    • Take rubbish home with you as no bins are provided.
    • Dogs must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Dog faeces must be bagged immediately and removed from the park. Bring your own bags for this purpose.
    • Toilets are not provided. Bury all human waste and toilet paper at least 100m away from tracks and water courses. Dig a hole at least 15 to 20cm deep. Bag and carry out all sanitary products as these are not rapidly biodegradable. Take small, sealable bags for this purpose.
    • Please do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
    • 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
      • avoiding 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.

    Podocarpus spinulosus

    Podocarpus spinulosus

    Photo credit: © Glenn Leiper

    • Horseriders—rest horses for short periods only to minimise soil erosion and compaction. Do not allow horses to graze on park vegetation.
    • Bikeriders—keep tracks in good condition by not riding during or immediately after wet weather.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Plunkett Conservation Park, Wickham National and Wickham Timber Reserve are managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) for their conservation values and recreational opportunities. The parks and reserve provide essential habitat for plants and animals in south east Queensland.

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