There are three main entrances to the park. We choose to park at the end of Williamson Road. The Grey Gum Circuit is a 4.4 km loop that is shared by walkers and horse riders. There are two trails that cross through the circuit and are for walkers only. The Spotted Gum Trail is 1.2 km and the Ironbark Ridge Trail is 1.1 km. We didn't see any picnic or toilet facilities. There is no camping and dogs are not allowed. It is possible to camp at the Caboolture Showgrounds but this can be noisy as it is near the train line. A nicer option would be to camp on Bribie Island or stay at the pleasant Beachmere Caravan Park.
All up we only missed a couple of sections of the Grey Gum Circuit and, at a very rough guess, walked approximately 5.5 km. The track is uneven but fairly easy. There had been a very wet weather event in the Caboolture area only a week before we walked and overall the trails had coped well but there was a heavily eroded section on the eastern end of the Spotted Gum Trail.
|White-bellied Cuckoo-shrikes, L Adult and R Juvenile|
Near the car park we saw White-bellied Cuckoo-shrikes. Throughout the park we saw lots of Fuscous Honeyeaters and Noisy Friarbirds. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and, Scaly-breasted Lorikeets were nesting in tree hollows. Other birds we saw were Spangled Drongo, Noisy Miner, White-browed Scrubwrens, Eastern Whipbird, Scarlet Honeyeater, Golden Whistler, Striated Pardalote, Grey Shrike-thrush and Eastern Yellow Robins.
|Fuscous Honeyeaters are common at Sheepstation Creek|
We didn't see any kangaroos or wallabies but perhaps that was because we were walking around with our heads craning upwards in the hope of seeing a koala. We didn't see any lizards or goannas either which seemed unusual. We did catch sight of a small animal scurrying along a log but it was too quick for a photo and a positive ID.
There were a few impressive spider webs to avoid across the trails.
There were lots of Evening Brown butterflies showing off their darker winter colours and quite a few skippers.
All photos taken on 10/05/15.