The Hummock

Last Weekend we went to the Markets in Bundaberg and then heading to The Hummock because I wanted to see the view, and to check out the Shipping Container House {gosh that was amazing, will share more pics and details soon}. We got more then we bargained for!

The Hummock

The lookout can be driven to by car, and then there is a section where you can walk up. I was keen to do the walk after standing there looking out over the cane fields.

The lookout up at The Hummock

THE HUMMOCK LOOKOUT

Information about the Hummock

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUMMOCk

The Hummock is the weathered and Gently eroded remains of a small Basaltic Volcano that was active approx one Million years ago. The Lava that erupted from the Hummock was very hot and Fluid, and covered the area between Burnett Heads and Elliott Heads, resulting in the Basalt Boulders which line our shores. Sir Anthony’s rest is a rock platform created by the South Sea Islanders for Sir Anthony, Governor of QLD, to enable him to View the Sugarcane Industry”

The Hummock Lookout

YOU CAN SEE FOR AGES ON A GOOD DAY, EVEN WHEN A STORM IS COMING IN

Exploring The Hummock

KYLE LOVED EXPLORING THE ROCK AND THE VIEW ON TOP!

Old Outdoor Toilet

THE OUTDOOR DUNNY

We used to poo outside and eat inside….now days we are so advanced with technology – we have the toilet inside the house and we all normally eat outside 🙂

The Hummock walkway

THE HUMMOCK WALKWAY INFORMATION WHICH LIED TO EVERYONE

The sign says “A well maintained Walkway” – what a load of rubbish…be very careful of those planks – they are either missing wood or some how the wood that is there has shrunk! Not sure what Bundaberg Council thoughts on well maintained walkway – but its not our idea of what is safe!

David and Cameron walking up The Hummock

DAVID HURT HIS FOOT ON ONE BEND

be very careful walking up the Hummock

SORRY ITS NOT IN FOCUS BUT THE GAPS ARE BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE YOUR FOOT/HEEL STUCK IN THEM

Halfway up the Hummock

THE SMALL DECK THAT IS HALFWAY UP

The Railings are missing

THE RAILINGS ARE EVEN MISSING

Aboriginal Story on the side of the Tank

THE TANK WITH A STORY TO TELL

towers up on The Hummock

NOT TOO KEEN TO BE STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THESE TOWERS WITH THE STORM APPROACHING!!!

Boys mucking around at The Hummock

CAMERON KICKING KYLES BUTT BIG TIME

My family watching the storm coming in

MY FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE DAY AND I WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE IT WITH PICTURES

Spent the day with our boys

CAMERON BEING SILLY

Kyle is our little monkey

KYLE IS OUR LITTLE MONKEY

Here is a little bit of background information on The Hummock ::

Woongarra Scrub {Information on the Board before the wooden walkway}

 “Before White Settlement around 4000ha of Woongarra Scrub grew on the rich red brown soils which formed from a basalt flow from the anicent volcano now known at The Hummock. It was very dense rainforest known as microphyll vineforest. In the 1860s, explore Nugent Wade Brown walked into the Woongarra Scrub trying to reach the summit of The Hummock and said “the scrub was so dense we could scarcely make headway and ultimately got lost and spent the night there, getting back to our horses at 10am the next day

As Bundaberg developed, the Woongaarra Scrub was a source of timber, with some trees shipped to Maryborough for milling, however the white settlers were mainly interested in clearing for agriculture. By the late 1870s, most of the Scrub was gone. The rainforest you see here is the largest remaining area {4ha}. It contains over 120 species of native species and is very important as a “Seed Bank” for replanting efforts in other locations. The Trees here are stunted due to the thin layer of soil over volcanic rock as well as the windy location. Woongarra Scrub on more fertile soil was taller.”

Have You Been To The Hummock?

If not I suggest you add it to your bucket list when you visit Bundaberg!

Cheers

Lisa

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