TAKE A WALK: The original four post Mt Benarige fire tower, c1950.
TAKE A WALK: The original four post Mt Benarige fire tower, c1950. contributed

What secrets does Mt Benarige hold?

THE August nature walk run by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch is a walk to Mt Benarige (pronounced ben-arrow-ghee) in the St Mary State Forest, west of Maryborough.

It will be held on Saturday, August 4.

The walk is primarily through eucalypt forest (sclerophyll woodland) with a smattering of rainforest patches and some plants unique to this locality.

The walk is up the old vehicular track to the summit of Mt Benarige (about 250 metres above sea level).

The remains of the old fire tower can still be seen today.

The track to the summit is steep, and would be regarded as medium to difficult in terms of a walk rating.

 

The Flag Lily (Patersonia sericea) is one of the pretty wildflowers that line the track to the Mt Benarige summit.
The Flag Lily (Patersonia sericea). contributed

The group will make two crossings at Benarige Creek gullies which are full of interesting plants and resident bush birds, before the steep climb onto the Mt Benarige Ridge.

The return trip to the summit is just under 8km from where the cars will be parked.

To register for this walk, phone Peter on 0432250213 or Jenni on 0400656325 or email ggduckz@gmail.com.