By staff writer Mozza
Beachmere Conservation Park, also known as the H E Corbould Park, after Harold Edward Corbould, is a relaxing destination for nature lovers. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you’ll find it here as vehicles, motorbikes, and trail bikes are not permitted.
The park pays tribute to Corbould, who donated the parklands to the state government back in 1980. He was an artist as well as a philanthropist and pastoralist who lived in Bunya from 1966 up to 1989 when he passed away. He was able to amass a significant amount of land holdings during his lifetime, and out of all of them, he donated 20 for conservation purposes to the Queensland Government. It remains to this day the most significant contribution by any individual to southeast Queensland. Aside from that, he also donated money to charitable organizations and the Salvation Army.
By December 1994, what was until then known as the H E Corbould Park was gazetted into Beachmere Conservation Park, and today Moreton Bay Regional Council is the park’s trustee. Today it protects five regional ecosystems, while its eastern side is home to a Habitat Protection Zone. Almost a thousand species of flora and fauna thrive thanks to conservation efforts.
Visitors to Beachmere Conservation Park are encouraged to explore the area while preserving its natural conditions. Paved walking tracks are a good way to explore the park without getting lost.
It’s also a beautiful place to visit during low tide, with a sandy track to guide you out to the beach. It has been said that at low tide, hundreds of soldier crabs can be seen scuttling about.
So next time you want to explore Beachmere don’t forget to drop in to this beautiful conservation area.