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The Blackall Ranges and Glasshouse Mountains

by on Aug.14, 2011, under The East Coast

August 14, 2011

On our final way to Brisbane were only a few stops left: the Blackall Ranges with the Mapleton Falls and the Koondalilla Falls. Thus we left Noosa, not without going at least to the Sunshine Beach:

A steep drive up into the Blackall Ranges brought us to the Mapleton Falls. At the end of the walk we saw this:

Although the view of the Blackall Ranges is nice, the Mapleton Falls were a major disappointment. Whatever, the rainforest walk was still entertaining, although we’ve done fairly many of those now. 😉

Next stop were the Koondalilla Falls which had a bit more to offer:

Here’s a full view from top to bottom:

The Koondalilla Falls

The Koondalilla Falls

That made almost up for the lame Mapleton Falls. We headed further down south and reached the Glasshouse Mountains area, where suddenly a few volcanic peaks tower above pine plantations, eucalypt forests, open fields and the leveled plains around.

At the Glasshouse Mountain Lookout we enjoyed a good overviewof the area, the sunset as well as a few cute rock wallabies roaming the area:

Time to go to Brisbane at last. We arrived there after a few hours driving in the evening and met our next .. you guessed right: CouchSurfing host. 😉


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