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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Following the North Pine River

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Several weeks ago I rode out to the source of the North Pine River in the D’Aguilar Ranges. Today I thought I’d have a look at the other end of this beautiful river, near where it meets the South Pine River, and the sea.

Part of the trip was through John Oxley Reserve, where Oxley first set foot in our region in 1823. There are some well kept trails through the reserve which lead down to the river, and then eventually further downstream to Acacia Park.

Acacia Park, Murrumba Downs

There’s a small amount of single trail in Acacia Park and great views of the river.

River Junction

The confluence of the North Pine and South Pine Rivers as seen from Acacia Park, Murrumba Downs

Dohles Rocks

Dohle’s Rocks is near the mouth of the river. It’s quiet because the only way out is the way you came in – so it’s a cul-de-sac. The area is named after the Dohle family who first settled there, and whose kids used to row across the river most mornings to get to school. As you can see it’s quite idyllic late in the afternoon.

It’s rides like this that remind me how fortunate our family is to live where we do!

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