Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
The Kokoda Track and the Carroll Nature Reserve is a peaceful oasis of native bushland close to the centre of Kingaroy. Descendants of Dan and Bridget Carroll, Kingaroy's earliest settlers, donated the use of these five-acres of soft wood vine scrub to the people of Kingaroy to enjoy. The area was dedicated in 1987 to marked the 100th anniversary of Dan Carroll's arrival in Australia from Ireland in 1887.
In 1995 a plaque and gateway was erected in the Reserve to commemorate the 50th anniversary of victory in the Pacific in 1945 and to honour the people who gave their lives defending Australia in the Pacific Islands.
Take time out to relax, walk the trail and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. Listen and keep a look out for the area's many bird species - you may see the Indian Koel, Dollar Bird, Rufous whistler, Rufous Fantail and the Eastern Whipbird.