A little way north of Noosa is Lake Cootharaba. This is a popular spot for camping, sailing and canoeing. Elanda Point is a camp ground by the lake, and this was the starting point for our recent cycling exploration.
KJ and I set out from Elanda mid morning, riding through the grassy surrounds of Elanda Point, on to the bridge over Kin Kin Creek.
It’s said that bull sharks can be found in Kin Kin Creek. If that’s true, there would be no way to see them lurking in the muddy water, and the story alone is enough to prevent me from swimming there. The creek is also full of submerged logs so probably not a great swimming location anyway. But it’s a lovely place to see all the same.
After crossing the creek, we took a walk along the Boronia Track. This is a 5km return bushwalk that takes you to Harry’s Hut Rd. The scenery changes from dense rainforest to more open coastal scrubland. A superb bushwalk.
On our return to Elanda Point, the local kangaroos were coming out to graze. We saw these impressive fellows in the shade near the car park at about 3pm, as the heat of the day was ebbing.
By late afternoon, a stiff breeze had picked up. Which must have been good news for several sailboarders out on the lake. These guys were absolutely flying across the water!
This was a great day’s cycling and bushwalking, through a very beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast hinterland with lots to see. We’re lucky indeed to have such wonderful places, virtually on our doorstep.