Cooloola Coastcare, winners of the 2017 Queensland Coastcare Award

Cooloola Coastcare Association is the Cooloola Coast's award winning Natural Resource Management group, registered with Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWALC) and supported by Gympie Regional Council through ratepayer's Environment Levy.

Nominee for the 2018 National Landcare Awards.

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Save the dates 24, 25 and 26 August:

Cooloola Bioblitz to be held in Rainbow Beach!

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of 24, 25 and 26 August, 2018 for the Cooloola Bioblitz based in Rainbow Beach and the surrounding areas.

Registration from 3:30 on Friday and closing on Sunday at 3:30.

Northern Cooloola BioBlitz

A Collaboration between Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) and Cooloola Coastcare.

48 hours to discover Cooloola’s Nature

Friday 24th August (3.30 pm) to Sunday 26th August (3.30 pm)

An exciting BioBlitz aimed at tracking down and identifying as many critters, plants and other living natural resources is being planned for Northern Cooloola this coming Spring. It will be based in Rainbow Beach where there are many accommodation options to choose from. However information sessions and evening meals will be at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

This 48 hour BioBlitz is open for teenagers to retirees. No natural history expertise is required because there will be very experienced mentors and leaders accompanying all the teams on their field excursions to help find, identify and document as many species as possible and provide information.

Organizers have identified specific habitats for close scrutiny by the various teams that range from the seashore to the high dunes, from the rainforest to the wallum heathlands and from the fens to the mangroves.

It is a wonderful time of the year to be out exploring nature so follow the websites that will provide progressive updates on this exciting event

For further information contact

John Sinclair 0418 650 535

Lindy Orwin 0478 039 322

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Join Cooloola Coastcare members and the local community as they map nature using the fun biodiversity game called QuestaGame on their phones.

Take photos of wild animals, birds, insects and plants on your phone, identify them for game gold. Test yourself with quests! Get outside into nature and have fun.

Download the free mobile phone app and join the Cooloola Coastcarers Clan.

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Activities for June 2018

QuestaGame Clan Meetup & Guided Gaming

Come and learn how to play QuestaGame, a fun mobile phone game that gets you outdoors taking photos of nature and identifying them for gold .

Bring your phone, a hat and water bottle. Download the FREE QuestaGame App from the Play Store (Android) of (iPhone) App Store before you come. Kids welcome.

Click the Upcoming Events tab above for calendar of dates and sites.

More info about our QuestaGame Clan.


We conduct Water Quality Monitoring once every 2 months in the Tin can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas.

We are currently looking for more volunteers who will be trained and mentored.

It only takes about 1 hour per month.

Meet a great group of like minded people and contribute to the protection and care of our beautiful Cooloola Coast.

Click the Upcoming Events tab above for calendar of dates / sites.

Phone, text or email the Coordinator on 0478 039 322 for any queries or if you can join in local water monitoring.