A little-known conservation park established in 1977 and one of the best-kept bushwalking secrets north of Brisbane, Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park is located in Upper Caboolture on Williamson Road. It boasts an abundance of wildlife, including a vibrant koala population that can often be seen in the early morning or evening. One of the smaller conservation parks in the Moreton Bay region, Sheep Station Creek offers 231 hectares of green space and despite its relatively small size has plenty to offer in the way of walking tracks, wildlife and natural beauty.
All three of the walking tracks at Sheep Station Creek are classified as ‘easy’, so if you’re after more rigorous exercise, perhaps head north to the Glasshouse Mountains! These tracks are quite gentle, but it’s still important to come prepared with a hat, drinking water and a good pair of walking shoes.
Grey Gum Circuit: A 4.4-kilometre circuit with the walkway shared with walkers, cyclists and horses.
Spotted Gum Trail: A 1.2-kilometre track (2.4 km return) suitable for walkers only. This track offers the most changes in vegetation and you can see ironbark and spotted gums, water lilies and more.
Ironbark Ridge Trail: A 1.1-kilometre track (2.2 km return) which is suitable only for walkers. This was an old logging track and while it doesn’t offer as wide a variety of scenery as the other two, it’s still a very pleasant walk. Some of the ironbarks are 400 years old!
Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park is popular with bird watchers and there are a number of species which can be seen at dawn and dusk. Along with the ever-present noisy minors and scaly breasted lorikeets, the local species include a variety of honeyeaters, including scarlet and fuscous honeyeaters, golden whistlers, sulphur crested cockatoos and eastern whipbirds.
A beautiful green space just a short drive from Affinity Sheep Station Creek.