"Wook-Koo Park,a Story walk" Top 5 Page for this destination Maryborough Things to Do Tip by tropicrd

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  Wonderful local history.
by tropicrd
  • Wonderful local history. - Maryborough
      Wonderful local history.
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  • Lots to learn and do. - Maryborough
      Lots to learn and do.
    by tropicrd

This park is a delightful place to visit and learn about Woo-Koo and his family.
The story will take you back to the time when the wise man was choosing families to go to different areas of Butchulla Land and to take care of it,he chose Woo-Koo to go to YERRA.
They left Fraser Island and followed Moonaboola (Mary River) to mnt Woocoo where he decided it was a great place to live,the story tells you that he had forgotten that this mountain was a free way which was an area outside his nations land and where outsiders could travel.
He and his family were surrounded by enemies of the Butchulla people and they were looking for a way to enter Butchulla country,when Woo-Koo refused to tell them the secret,he and his family were speared.
As the very angry strangers left,Woo-Koo and his family lay dying,the gods took pity and although they could not save them they took on the forms of small animals where once they had been,the animals were covered in quills.Butchulla people believed that these quills were spears.So the birth of the echidna and the legend began.
The park has works of art,the legend of Woo-Koo,Fettlers and settlers,Life sized people and animals as you walk along the river bank,an echidna water feature,mosaics,lots of bench seats to relax on and heaps of other features such as tennis courts,childrens playground,bbq's and covered picnic areas.
The park is free and open every day.
So come along and see the plants and animals Woo-Koo saw on his walks and look at the stencils of tortoises,crabs and crocodiles.
A book was written in 2001 with funding from the then Woocoo Shire Council.
Not to be missed. I loved this place and it gives me so much pleasure to write about it.

Address: Woo-Koo Park,Oakhurst via Maryborough.
Directions: 9 Kilometres west of Maryborough on the Maryborough-Biggendon Road.
othercontact: Fraser Coast Visitor Information
Phone: 1800 811 728

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2011
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