Queensland Road Trip: Day 2

Hanging out at Poona Lake at the Great Sandy National Park

Hanging out at Poona Lake at the Great Sandy National Park

From the Sunshine Coast I headed up to Great Sandy National Park to do some hiking. I intended to get to Fraser Island, but realized too late that I would need a 4WD and I didn’t want to pay such high ferry costs. I feel satisfied with Great Sandy though, as I believe the scenery was similar and it was less crowded and – best of all – free!

I did some hiking around the Bymien picnic area to Poona Lake, a freshwater perched lake that is stained a rusty red because of the nearby tea trees. As usual I took tons of photos of mushrooms, trees, and logs.

Then I headed further down the road to Rainbow Beach where there are lovely red cliffs called the Colored Sands.

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Hiking in Cisnădioara

Mushrooms on a log

Mushrooms on a log in Cisnadioara

In addition to the beautiful churches in Cisnădioara, there’s also plenty of lush green mountains to explore. I spent an afternoon following some of the marked paths and discovered lots of interesting mushrooms and flowers. Here’s a short photo essay to share them!

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