The area of land between Flinders Peak and Moreton Bay contains an amazing array of native flora and fauna, including many rare and endangered species.
The Koala Coasts, which stretches inland from Moreton Bay (and also includes North Stradbroke Island in the Bay) includes one of the largest and last remaining koala populations on the east coast of Australia.
The spotted-tailed quoll ranges in colour from rich red-brown to dark brown with white spots of varying size scattered over both the body and tail (the spotted-tailed quoll is the only quoll with spots running along the length of its tail). The fur on the underside is paler.
The head of the spotted-tailed quoll has a distinctive pink-red nose and short, rounded ears that just extend above the outline of the head. In size it is similar to a cat but with a more elongated body and shorter legs. When moving quickly it bounds and it is also an agile climber.
Another key feature is its yawning gape. Like the Tasmanian devil, the spotted-tailed quoll opens its jaws widely when threatened and gives a piercing scream that, once heard, is never forgotten. The quoll will also be vocal when encountering a potential mate or another quoll in its territory.
Angle-stemmed myrtle (Gossia Gonaclada) is listed as endangered under both Queensland and Commonwealth legislation. In 2001 there were only 73 known plants remaining in Australia. OCCA staff were very excited to discover an angle-stemmed myrtle growing at Brisbane Golf Club recently, while undertaking restoration work at the club.