• LOCATION 33 | Escape to Coochiemudlo Island

    Coochie's timber story

    The gravel road bends around to the right and this is where we leave Norfolk Beach behind.

    Can you see timber pylons lying on the ground by the path to your right? These were wharf pylons from an old private jetty here on the island. The tree has a very oily resin which made it ideal for making wharves up in Brisbane during the early 1900s. Many of them were felled here and transported to the city. So Coochie made a contribution to the development of Queensland's capital.

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