Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek

We wanted to go for a walk and explore nearby a little. I found Plunkett Conservation Park about 20 minutes from home. I’d never been there and the was little information on it on the National Park site, except that there was sandstone outcrops and there’s a guided wildflower walk coming up in September. We didn’t expect to actually see anyone there, since mine was the only car parked nearby, but we did encounter a couple of ladies climbing down the rocky outcrop about a third of the way along the Wickham Peak track.

I wanted to test my new visor on the lens I got with my new camera – unfortunately, it shows in the pictures taken zoomed all the way out. Ah well. I did get a step up ring with it so was able to use my solarizing filter instead, so that was a bonus. I also had a bit of a play with my long lens that I got with my camera.

Here’s some pictures from the walk up to the lookout:

An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek

The lookout was ‘under construction’ – well, regenerating, anyway. And there was a burnt out old car at the bottom of the cliff! How it got there is a bit of a mystery because there’s no roads or anything up here! You could see all the way to Brisbane city from here. I thought it was the Gold Coast at first, but no, definitely not.

An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek

As you can see from the gold light, it was late! We had to hurry in the end to get out of there before it got too dark to see!

An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
An afternoon walk along Wickham Peak Trail, Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek

I wouldn’t mind going back in springtime to see the wildflowers.

Reworked and larger sized pictures from this day are here. Click on the first picture and then move through them at full screen size.

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