24-Mar-2000 -- This is the northernmost of the two
confluences in the greater Brisbane area, and is located within a
commercial pine forest about 10 km north of Caboolture, and about 1 km
east of the Bruce Highway. To reach it, I exited the Bruce Highway at
the "Glasshouse Mountains tourist route", but then doubled
back over the freeway (following the signs towards
"Donnybrook"). This road continues as a rough unpaved road,
and winds around behind (to the east of) the confluence. At
[-26.99220,153.01247], I parked at a junction with a forestry service
road, and hiked along this to the confluence. This road crosses Elimbah
creek (see photo 5), and runs to within a few hundred metres of the
confluence. A set of 4wd tracks takes you close to the confluence
Most of this area has been recently forested and clear of trees.
However, as of March 2000, the confluence itself lies just within a
stand of pine trees that has yet to be forested. I had to walk through
this for about 100m to reach the confluence.
The pine trees growing here are, of course, non-native to Australia.
Photo 3, however, shows a small native bottlebrush growing amidst the