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QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

Back Burning is happening near the transmission towers

FYI folks! Just heard from Ranger Eugene that QPWS is burning around the transmission towers at Parklands tomorrow (Wed 18/07/2018).

Radar Hill road will be shut from the top (towers) right down to the bitumen at the bottom (highway side).


Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!

Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!
Cooran - Kin Kin ride

Hi Folks,

Tourism Noosa, Noosa District & Landcare, Noosa Council’s Economic Development department and Common Ground Trails are working on a Noosa Trail Masterplan, funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, to enhance the Noosa Trail Network experience for local and visiting bushwalkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and other users.

Common Ground Trails have created a survey that you can find HERE.

We encourage everyone to fill out the survey and to highlight any areas that need attention on the map.

Thanks for the heads up Brad!

Further information:


Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area Official Opening

Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area Official Opening
Hi Folks,
The Redland Shire Council have organised an official opening of the new Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area they’ve recently completed.
The event will be held on Saturday March 24th starting from 7.30 and will go until 10.30am. You can find out more information from the Facebook Event.

There will be lots of fun activities for the kids, plus a special guest appearance by Totally Wild presenter Ranger Stacey! Learn more about the park and check out the new walking and riding areas on our free guided tours. We’ll be also be serving up some delicious coffee and sizzling up a storm for a mid-morning sausage sizzle.

We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and wearing enclosed shoes if you’d like to participate in the walking and riding activities.

Sounds fun and the trails are too.

Clean Up Australia Day 2018 Summary

Clean Up Australia Day 2018 Summary
Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Bloody fatbikers!!

Hey Bushies’

33 awesome volunteers came out to do a bit of trail care and to help with the Clean Up Australia day activity at Parklands today. We filled two large bins with general waste and recycling and also dragged out around 5 ute loads of other rubbish too big for the bins. Tyres, engines, hot water systems, nappies (eiww!), car panels, batteries, TVs. It was both sad and amazing that all this junk just gets dumped in our parks.

As for the trail care there were two jobs to do with one team heading in to fix up the damage done to the new blue trail. The blue flow trail and the top of Road Rage trail hadn’t had time to harden before last weeks torrential rain soaked it through and turned it to slush. The other team grabbed the whipper snippers and did some much needed vegetation management on T-track and Lower NZ.

Great work today everyone, as always your help was most appreciated!  A special thanks to Dave for cooking the BBQ – the sausages where superb! If anyone wants a Clean Up Australia Day certificate to brag how awesome they are, just let me know.

Thanks for the write up by Tessa Patrick in the Nambour Weekly and to Clean Up Australia Day for the bags and gloves and to Sandie Johnston and the Sunshine Coast Council for the big bins, rubbish pick up and mowing the grass along Radar Hill Road for us.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

PS: Check out the photos below.


Parklands MTB Trails Project Update – NEW BLUE TRAIL IS OPEN – 09/02/2018

Parklands MTB Trails Project Update – NEW BLUE TRAIL IS OPEN – 09/02/2018
The new blue trail is open

Stair feature towards top of trail

Hi Folks,

I’m happy to report that the ‘blue’ trail has been given the okay and is open for riding just in time for the weekend. As with any trail that you haven’t ridden before please give a slow roll or two first.

Note that the skills area is still closed due to it being too wet so please let it dry.

The Road Rage remediation is well underway and we anticipate it to be completed soon if the weather holds off.

We’ll have a trail opening BBQ next weekend once it’s all good to go!