Lake Alford ParkThe official name for The Gympie Duck Pond is actually Lake Alford Park and it can be found on the southern side of Gympie. At the main entrance, directly off the Bruce Highway, there is a Visitor Information Centre, amenities block, access to the "Duck Pond" and an amazing playground with a flying fox, sand and water play area, BBQ's, shade and more toilets. Since we don't travel with children these days we tend to enter at Nicholas Christopher Drive where there is usually room for RV parking and a few picnic tables beside the lake. However, parking is more of a challenge when the markets are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month. The Gympie Historical (Gold Mining) Museum can be accessed from here or from Brisbane Road.
We often drop in on our way north or south on the Bruce Highway so I thought I'd put up a few photos we have taken in the last three years.
|Dusky Moorhen, immature|
|Cattle Egret, breeding plumage|
|Pacific Black Duck|
|Mistletoe smothering a Callistrmon tree|