Cruice Park is located 4km west of the township of Woodford along the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road. It's the perfect spot to pull over and revitalise from your day tripping around the Moreton Bay Region.
The park has a soft fall playground perfect for toddlers and primary school aged children. They will love climbing the spider ropes and sliding down the slide. The playground has natural shading from the near by gum trees throughout the park.
Located at Cruice Park is The Leichhardt Memorial. Ludwig Leichhardt is most famous for his exploration of northern and central Australia. The memorial reads:
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, naturalist and explorer, was born at Trebatsch in Prussia in 1813 and arrived in Australia in 1842.
In June 1843, Leichhardt travelled overland to Moreton Bay. Here he made friends with the Archer brothers and travelled to their homestead 'Durundur' which was located just north of this park. This he used as a base for journeys throughout south-east Queensland throughout late 1843 and the early months of 1844.
The earlier route to the Gympie Gold Fields passed through Durundur Station.
The erection of this monument is the result of a generous donation from Mr Douglas Jolly of Brisbane.
An additional plaque was unvieled by Professor Michael Schuetz Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany on 26 October 2013. The plaque commemorates the explorations of Leichhardt and his visit to Durundur Station on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
It’s easy to lose track of time and find yourself needing to pull over for the night to revitalise for the next day of adventure and discovery when your holidaying. Cruice Park is a free overnight camp spot for stays no longer than 20 hours. Pets are also allowed, although there are restrictions around the playgrounds.
Toilet facilities are cleaned daily.
With it's looping 'in-park' paved road, Cruice Park is a convenient overnight stop for large caravans and trailers. Just pull up and enjoy the sun as it sets over the ranges of Bellthorpe National Park.
Woodford is home to the famous Woodford Folk Festival, so Cruice Park is very busy during the festival period in December and January annually.