Traveling local is something we’ve always loved but never found so necessary as it is during this weird time in history. So we travelled locally to Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Located at the end of Daisy Hill Rd, Daisy Hill QLD, south-east of the CBD, it’s covered in native trees, has an incredible picnic spot, a Koala centre and a great walk to the Old Quarry. There’s something for everyone!
We’ve been to Daisy Hill before when we did the Old Quarry hike. It’s approximately 3km hike down an unpaved road. It’s popular with couples and families (although with the hills I felt sorry for little one’s legs!). It’s a beautiful hike surrounded by native gums, so keep a lookout for wildlife! The Old Quarry also makes for a great swim/picnic spot at the end of your hike.
This time we bought some breakfast and made our way to the large picnic area outside the Koala centre. It was a stunning open area with many picnic tables, some undercover areas and fire BBQs. This place was popular with large groups and families. We enjoyed our picnic to the sound of Kookaburras and kids playing. The picnic spot was a central point for a few board walks and other hikes so we wandered through one of the newly refurbished boardwalks.
Just a note to remember to take your rubbish home with you.
We did go to have a peek at the Koalas but the centre had been closed to those without a booking (should have done our research). This is a new measure due to Covid, but we were happy they were taking precautions and very happy to keep wandering around the paths among the gumtrees.
We would definitely recommend visiting Daisy Hill Conservation Park!
While we were there we did an Italian language challenge. You can check this out in our youtube video below!