You can spend a day hiking in the lush, verdant rainforest at the EJ Foote Sanctuary. The 1.6-kilometer loop trail is easily accessible year-round and has a number of activity options. The sanctuary was developed by volunteers, and features a range of facilities including BBQs, picnic tables, toilets, and walking trails. The site is named after local farmer and naturalist Eric “Jake” Foote.
The flora and fauna of the rainforest is among the highlights of the foothills of the Buderim Range, which is home to this wildlife sanctuary. The canopy of the trees boasts a wide variety of plant life, including eucalyptus, tree ferns, melaleucas, and eugenias. The sanctuaries are open to the public, and entry is free. However, you’ll need to clean up after your pet.
Besides being a bird sanctuary, the EJ Foote Sanctuary is also a great place to go on a hiking adventure. More than 80 species of birds have been spotted in the sanctuary, including the Noisy Pitta, Red-chested King Parrot, Green Catbird, Fan Tail, and Yellow-crowned Parrot. You can also spot swamp wallabies and emus here. And for the flora, you’ll find melaleucas and ferns. Check here.
The flora of the Foote Sanctuary includes a number of native species. Visitors can enjoy bushwalking through the beautiful forests in the sanctuaries, and can even enjoy a picnic or barbeque afterward. There’s no need to bring your dog because there are restrooms and barbeque facilities on site. You can also take advantage of the BWMCA’s volunteer group and its work to preserve this natural paradise.
The sanctuary’s many flora is home to over 80 species of birds. A visit to the Sanctuary will allow you to see these unique birds. Other popular birds include the Noisy Pitta, Red-chested King Parrot, and Green Catbird. Other common animals in the park include fantails, swamp wallabies, and emus. There is also a variety of flora in the area, including melaleucas and eucalyptus.
A 9-hectare (23 acres) forest in Buderim is the site of Eric Joseph Foote Sanctuary, a nature reserve. The property was donated to the community in 1948 by the family in memory of their son, who had died in 1918. The land has a diverse range of flora, from eucalyptus and melaleucas to ferns. While there are no animals in the park, people with dogs can enjoy the park.