Parks & Gardens, Brisbane
The Kangaroo Point cliffs have so much to offer.
Perhaps we should start at the top of the cliffs. At the top is a narrow strip of lawn, where electric bbqs, picnic settings and toilets are located. The view is of Southbank, the winding Brisbane river and the Brisbane CBD, one of the best!
At the bottom, is another park with the same plus a playground. Finding a carpark is quite hard on the weekends.
Also at Kangaroo Point cliffs, you can go kayaking, abseiling and rockclimbing.
Come back at night, and they are lit and look beautiful.
Paralysis ticks lurk in even quite short grass in summer. They particularly multiply when it is humid. These ticks will kill a dog in a few days after first paralyzing their back legs and causing them to choke and cough.
After you have been to parks, even city parks you should check kids and pets.
If detected early, in can cost up to $600 for the series of shots which mostly cures your pet. They will take several weeks to get back to normal.
Paralysis ticks are grey, small-fingernail shaped insects that have their legs and mouthpieces all on one end. If they are flat, they will be freshly attached. If engorged with blood, get to a vet. Grab their mouthpiece with fingernails and dig as much out as you can. The poison is in the mouth.
These tics will attach to humans but I have never heard of anyone getting sick.
These ticks differ from brown dog ticks that can also appear in city parks in summer. My dog was covered in about 100 of them after running through unmown grass in a central Ipswich park. I had to physically pick each one off her.
The Rocks, is a name of a marvellous park in the suburb of Seventeen Mile Rocks, Brisbane.
It is located on the site of the former Queensland Cement Limited quarry with some of the
industrial bits & pieces still in the park, as well as public art reflecting the park's industrial heritage.
There is stacks of room, with a large lawned area which is adjacent to the open-air stage. The Amphitheatre provides grassed benched seating and is suitable for smaller events than the Great Lawn staging area.
This would have to be the best park I have seen for children, ours absolutely loved it!!!
There is a junior playground suitable for toddlers to eight year olds, a half-size basketball court, flying fox and a climbing net.
The water play area was beautifully landscaped, and provided much fun on the warm day we visited.
We had a family bbq, there are eight of these situated through-out the park, and quite a few shelters.
Cycling is allowed on the paths, or walk along the 800 metre Brisbane riverside promenade which we did.
There were two sets of Toilet blocks, plenty of rubbish bins, car parking, and even a
community market garden.
A word of warning, the park IS VERY POPULAR, AND ALL BBQ'S WERE TAKEN BY 8.30am when the park opened.
Do not worry to much about not be able to use a barbie, as these are public property, so just ask.
Take you children here, they will love you forever, and want to come back for more!
Oh, I nearly forgot, the Ice-cream Van makes an appearance too!
Fondest memory: Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Queesland has lots of beautiful National Parks where you can visit for a day, or, if you want, camp with a Tent, Campervan or Caravan for a longer time. Its a chance to experience the Wildlife up close. Lots are only about early morning or late afternoon, plus its so much quieter then, a greater chance of seeing them. There are lots & lots of walks to beautiful scenery as well. Peace, quiet, tranquillity, what a lovely way to wake up in the morning.
The website for all the information you need on Queensland National Parks is........