Oakhurst is approx. 8 kilometres west of Maryborough on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road. Industry in the area consists of beef cattle, sugar, timber and light industry servicing Maryborough.
A visit to Wook-Koo Park is a must, where you will find life-sized statues of settlers, farm animals, native animals and a giant wooden carving of Wook-Koo, who according to Aboriginal legend was the area’s first inhabitant.
Wook-koo was a member of the Butchulla tribe and was sent from Fraser Island with his family to explore part of the land that has become the Fraser Coast.
Come along and see the sculptures, the water feature and many other unique artworks, all created by local residents.
The first stage of the story walk, tells the story of Wook-koo and his family as they travelled down Mary River before settling at what is now known as Mount Woocoo.
The second part of the story walk includes scenes with the first settlers and pioneers of the area, with sculptures of people, sheep and bullocks completing the picture.
The park has tennis courts, BBQ facilities, toilets and a children’s playground. Free entry.
After visiting Wook-Koo Park in Oakhurst, continue travelling west on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road to Brooweena. On the way, stop at the Monica Hodges park in the small town of Aramara for a peacful rest while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Photos show sculptures in the park depicting the life of the early settlers.