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Poona Queensland

A peaceful little town hidden away at the Fraser Coast.


At a Glance

Poona is hidden in the Great Sandy Straits behind the Fraser Island that shields it from the Pacific Ocean. Its relatively quiet atmosphere allows families to have a relaxed holiday, pitching up tents and camp.

It is surrounded by the Tuan State Forest, making a drive around the surrounding area a very pleasing experience as you zoom past the tall tropical trees.


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Where is Poona?

 

Poona is 245 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Poona is a little township located in the Great Sandy Strait adjacent to Fraser Island. It is a popular destination for holiday makers looking for a peaceful environment to relax, swim and fish. The protected waters and luscious mangrove lined creeks make it an ideal birdwatching and fishing territory. Poona is a 3 hour drive from Brisbane.


 

Things to see in Poona

 

Seary’s Creek

Seary's Creek is fed by a spring in the Great Sandy National Park. The water is quite cool, but not too bad for a hardy "southerner".Quaint little spot for a quick dip. Crystal clear water and refreshing. Do it during the week to avoid the crowds on a hot one and can do a picnic.

Seary’s Creek

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Mon Repos National Park

Mon Repos is the globally - significant site that you can learn different animals and the national park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival of this endangered species.

Mon Repos National Park

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Poona National Park

Low-lying coastal plains and two small islands in the Great Sandy Strait are protected in this park between the Mary River estuary and Great Sandy Strait, adjacent to the Great Sandy Marine Park. Poona National Park conserves valuable remnants of the wallum heath communities which flourished in the Maryborough-Hervey Bay area before settlement and land clearing. Poona National Park is an important wildlife refuge. The endangered ground parrot lives in the park's wallum heath. The park also protects part of the Kalah Creek catchment. Poona National Park is the traditional country of the Butchulla people who also lived on nearby Fraser Island.

Poona National Park

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Mystery Craters

Visiting the Mystery Craters is a journey of discovery! Halfway between Bundaberg and Gin Gin is Australia's most baffling phenomenon. The origins of the 35 oddly shaped craters have remained the subject of controversy has been discovery since 1971. The mottled mixture of sandstone and ochre stain have been the subject of many investigations and various theories have been offered

Mystery Craters

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What's the weather like?

 

Poona has a similar climate to Hervey Bay due to close proximity. Hervey Bay has a subtropical climate and can be subject to tropical cyclones. There is generally low rainfall during the winter months and more abundant rain during the summer months. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 22°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22°C with an average minimum of 10°C.

 

Get to know Poona's history

 

The area near Poona was traditionally owned by hunter and gatherer tribes. The Europeans came in the 1800s and established cane farms in the area and Poona became a source of fresh seafood to the workers of these farms. Poona was also a stop in the early timber trade as Cypress trees were abundant in the area.

The town of Poona started growing in the late 1900s as more fishers came to the area and standard infrastructures were put in place. The development of new housing estates has seen population grow to around 500 in recent years.