Coastal headlands - a natural history - Part II

5 Dec 2011 2:28 PMCoastal headlands - a natural history - Part II

PART 2 the Currumbin Rocks and Headland

Ian Black of Geo-Nature Walks and Tours continues his fascinating series on the Gold Coast headlands.

Like the other ridges running into the coastline along the Gold Coast, the top of Currumbin Ridge was once the bottom of an ancient river valley that was filled in by the early flows of basalt from the Tweed Volcano around 20 - 23 million years ago (MYA).

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Coastal headlands - a natural history

21 Nov 2011 1:35 PMSusan GuthrieCoastal headlands - a natural history

PART 1: Point Danger and Snapper Rocks.

During the 2011 Quicksilver Pro earlier this year, one of the commentators continually referred to the sharp rocks at Snapper Point as coming from the 23 million year old Tweed Volcano. Ian Black, nature enthusiast from Geo-Nature Walks and Tours, hopes you find the correct facts much more interesting.

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The Birth of Queensland's National Parks

7 Nov 2011 9:56 AMSusan GuthrieThe Birth of Queensland's National Parks

Queensland’s national parks owe a lot to the determination of Robert Martin Collins, born in Sydney in 1843. In 1844 Robert and his parents travelled to Brisbane on the SS Sovereign before heading by dray overland to their 60,000 acre property at Mundoolun. Meaning Death Adder in the local Yugambeh language, the large property covered much of the area between Beenleigh and Beaudesert.

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Coastal walks soothe the soul

27 Oct 2011 12:34 PMSusan GuthrieCoastal walks soothe the soul

Every year tourists flood to the Gold Coast drawn by glitzy Surfers Paradise and our golden beaches, but many are now taking the chance to experience our equally famous local natural beauty with a guided walking tour.

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The Bally Mountain Conservation Reserve

11 Oct 2011 10:24 AMSusan GuthrieThe Bally Mountain Conservation Reserve

The Bally Mountain conservation purchase is a significant reserve of six land parcels totalling 730 hectares which protect more than 600 hectares of remnant vegetation. These include nine different types of vegetation ranging from dry to wet eucalypt forests and vine forest.

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