Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area

Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent.

Today, the well formed crater, about 10 metres deep, is covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees amongst the eucalypt woodland environment. The pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are common in this area and vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes.

Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grass provides protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.

Trebonne Road
Turnoff to Mount Fox and Wallaman Falls
Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Queensland
Australia

Find what's nearby

顯示: 1-1 於 1
排序方式:
顯示:

查特斯堡(Charters Towers)

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
建立在黃金之上的城市,查特斯堡(Charters Towers)在 1800 年代晚期繁忙的淘金熱潮中興盛起來。 到 19 世紀末 20 世紀初,它已成為昆士蘭(Queensland)的第二大城,並享有在 1888 年建立地區性的證券交易所(Stock Exchanges)殊榮,這是全國最早的地區性交易所之一。 對於希望能更深入「挖掘(dig)」查特斯堡(Charters Towers)採礦歷史
對不起,沒有找到符合條件的結果。
顯示: 1-1 於 1
排序方式:
顯示:

Explore the region