Los Queules National Park
It is 71 km west of Cauquenes and 194 km from Talca. The first 50 km are paved as far as Curanipe and the following 21 km to Tregualemu are dirt road. It covers a surface area of 147 hectares and is at 180 metres above sea level.
There is a wide variety of floral diversity in this area; every surface is covered in wooded vegetation and huge trees, mainly el Queule and el Pitao, both of which are endangered species. You will also find; hualo, bollén, peumo, litre, laurel, huillipatagua and copihue trees.
In terms of fauna, birds are more abundant so you will be able to observe; pitíos, partridges, hawks, falcons, peucos, thrushes, loicas, chercanes, turtledoves, diucones and cachuditos.
The park has a forest ranger located at the entrance. There are no picnic facilities but it is open to the public all year round.