Mt Walsh National Park about 1 hour from Childers Eco-lodge offers a huge variety of landscapes, rocky outcrops, granite boulder gullys, rock pools and waterfalls.

Utopia Rock Pools

One hour from Childers Eco-lodge and a 20 min walk (up and down) takes you to Waterfall Creek, a beautiful gully lined with native plants and trees and a series of rockpools... Take a picnic, relax, have a swim and enjoy the peace and quiet. Free entry. 

Coongarra Rock

Set in Mt Walsh National Park a spectacular 4WD road leads to the imposing Coongarra rock, reached by a 1.5km bushwalk. Lovely picnic spots, great views. Free.  If you haven't got a 4WD have a picnic by the beautifully clear creek near the bushcamp along the road to Coongarra Rock.

Coongarra Waterfall

A series of granite boulders contain pools of water which flow from one to the other before diving off the cliff to the boulder stream below.  Beautiful setting just a few minutes walk from the parking area.  4WD access only. Free.  

Guided Bushwalks

During the cooler months local Guide Moira Thompson offers a series of bushwalks exploring her home ground the magnificent Mt Walsh National Park. Most walks are through virgin areas with no formal tracks. Rock pools, rocky bluffs and great views to be had in this truly unspoilt countryside. Check out Bushwalking Biggenden on Facebook

Walk softly Low Impact Bushwalking - tips for making sure you don't disturb the environment while bushwalking from Queensland Parks & Wildlife

Wildlife Spotting  download the free Queensland Field Guide app (android)  Queensland Field Guide for Apple to identify the animals and reptiles you spot around the Ecolodge or the region.

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