Another perfect day climbing Mount Coolum with these wonderful students.
Thanks for an awesome Wednesday afternoon! ❤️⛰
The impressive dome-shaped Mount Coolum, which rises 208m above sea level and is visible from many locations across the Sunshine Coast, is a central feature of this small park.
Montane heath—a plant community with many rare and threatened species—survives on Mount Coolum’s summit. On the Sunshine Coast this plant community only grows here and on a few peaks in Glass House Mountains National Park.
The protected coastal plains within the park conserve a range of plant communities including wallum, paperbark wetlands, open eucalypt forest and rainforest remnants. They were all once common across the Sunshine Coast prior to extensive clearing for a rapidly increasing human population. Approximately half of all the plant species that occur on the Sunshine Coast are represented in Coolum National Park.