This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

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1998 Travels April 26


It was my turn for a touristy day! We set off for a drive and explore.

Took the road to Mt Tinbeerwah Lookout. This had wonderful views virtually all round. The road ended about 500m from the top, and we then had to walk the rest. It showed all the lush, green farm land around Pomona and Kin Kin, to the northwest, and the areas of bushland interspersed between the fertile valleys, and where the National Parks are. There were the big hills of Mt Mothar and Mt Cooroy. We could see Noosa itself, the various lakes, the Tewantin area – all very interesting. Stayed up there, looking, for the best part of an hour.

04-26-1998 01 view NW over Lake McDonald from Mt Tinbeerwah.jpg

From Mt Tinbeerwah looking to NW – Lake McDonald at right

04-26-1998 02 Noosa from Mt Tinbeerwah.jpg

From Mt Tinbeerwah looking across to Noosa; Lake Weyba to right

Drove down and around to Lake McDonald, closer to Cooroy, seen from the lookout. Had our picnic lunch at a park there. It is part of Noosa’s water supply, but people can sail, paddle and swim there, which seems rather unhygienic to me.

Took back roads and tracks through the Ringtail State Forest, and some farming areas. Ringtail Creek Road was one of these we travelled. It is interesting to see what types of houses people tuck away into the forest. We saw quite a few of what appeared to be alternative lifestyle establishments.

There do appear to be a number of hamlets in the Noosa hinterland where real estate is still reasonably priced, even though it is very expensive around Noosa itself.

Tea was guacamole and corn chips and assorted salads.