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Things to do at Peak Range National Park – What to Do at Central Queensland’s Best Park

Central Queensland is a geographical division in the Australian state of Queensland which is known as one of the hubs of industrial activity. Although this region is primarily an economic region, it has also gained a reputation of being one of Australia's more popular tourist destinations owing its many local attractions and large number of national parks. Of the many national parks in Central Queensland, the Peak Range National Park is widely regarded as being the best.

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Take a Scenic Drive

Take a Scenic Drive

The Peak Range National Park is known for its breath taking mountain ranges and the seemingly endless canopy of rainforest. So even if you are don't want to go and explore this magnificent park, at least take a scenic drive and witness the beauty of the park. Driving down Peak Down Highway, that goes along the edges of the park offer some amazing panoramic views of the mountain ranges of the park Driving in the evening is even better, as the azure sky acts as a perfect background for the mountain ranges and rainforests of the park.

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Explore the Park

Explore the Park

If you enjoy trekking and bushwalking, then you are going to love the Peak Range National Park. The many different forests and plains of the national park are great to explore on foot, as it gives you a truly amazing one-on-one experience with nature. The geographical conditions of the park also make for some exciting trekking and bushwalking, which is no doubt going to add some adventure to your vacation. The park is home to many different species of flora and fauna, and nature lovers are sure to enjoy the sight of the many trees and creatures of the park. A great Middlemount hotel Australia to accommodate yourself while you explore the Peak Range National Park is the Oaks Middlemount.

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Look out for the Koalas and Geophaps scripta scriptas

Look out for the Koalas and Geophaps scripta scriptas

The Peak Range National Park is home to many different species of fauna. But there are two species in particular that the park is home to; which unfortunately happen to be two threatened species. They are the Koala and the Geophaps scripta scripta (Squatter Pigeons). Koala bears are some of the most fascinating creatures in Australia, and are known for their unique behavior, while the Squatter Pigeon is known for the unique markings on its wings. Both these species have found Peak Range National Park to be a sanctuary, and if you are lucky you might get to witness these truly unique, yet unfortunately rare, creatures.

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Climb the Peaks

Climb the Peaks

As stated before, Peak Range National Park is home to many mountain ranges. Many of the peaks of this park are great for climbing, but make sure you consult the local park authorities before you head out. The most famous peak is Wolfgang Peak which stands at 572m. The peak can be reached in about an hour, and offers truly amazing 360o views of the sprawling rainforests of the park. On the way to the top make you check out the many caves which house colonies of bats. Another popular site for climbers is the Lord's Table Mountain, which is 320m tall and has a flat plateau peak. Apart from these peaks, Gemini Peaks is also quite a good peak to climb. The Peak Range National Park is about 25km2 in size, and the view of this large and luscious park from the top of a peak is without a doubt an experience that you will never forget. So put your boots and head up to the peaks!