Hiking Mount Mee in D’Aguilar National Park: Discovering The Gantry
I recently purchased a Panasonic Lumix S5 mirrorless camera and a DJI Mavic Mini 2 and decided to tackle the Somerset trail in the North D’Aguilar section of D’Aguilar National Park to put together my second silent hiking film. Venturing into the heart of d’aguilar national park, I embarked on the captivating Somerset trail of the North D’Aguilar section, equipped with my Panasonic Lumix S5 and DJI Mavic Mini 2.
After a one hour drive up to Mount Mee I was greeted by wallabies at the park entrance, before setting out around 5:30am. The walk is relatively flat, but changes forest types every 3 kilometres or so, beginning in a patch of Piccabeen Palm Groves and dry rainforest, before entering closed woodland which is eventually met by an atmospheric pine forest, which is unique to the northern parts of D’aguilar National Park. You will soon emerge to open woodlands which continue to the Somerset Lookout offering nice views of the surrounding mountain ranges and distant waterways. The remaining half of the circuit comprises mostly open woodland dominated by Scribbly Gums and Grass Trees.
The start and finish of the hike is located at The Ganty, Mount Mee which is the remains of a large sawmill that was active in the 1950’s to produce timbers used in the Moreton Bay Region and the Hornibrook Highway.
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