Private property near Tharwa

Sun 02 May 2021 08:30am

Sue Genner

Description:     We will be led by the owners of the property across some open grassland before exploring a valley of Yellow-box woodland for a couple of kilometres. We will then loop back to the homestead for a relaxed morning tea.

The 270-acre property is accredited with ‘Land for Wildlife’ and we will walk through the section that is designated as part of the Conservation Area for the Box Woodland Programme and is also a pink-tailed worm lizard Habitat Protection area.

Expect the usual range of rosellas and other parrots, a number of honeyeaters and treecreepers. We will also look for other autumn birds such as Scarlet Robin and mixed feeding flocks.

Those who are keen for a bit of a challenge can walk to the top of the hill from the homestead for excellent views across Namadgi National Park.


Meeting time and place: 8:30 am, on south side of Tharwa Bridge, on the left near the public toilets, for carpooling.


Walking distance: Approximately 4 km


Degree of difficulty: easy-medium (at times a moderate slope and slightly rough track).


End time: approximately 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM


What to bring: water, hat and sturdy shoes. Morning Tea is being generously provided by the owners of the homestead (Gold coin contribution to the Smith’s Road Rural Fire Brigade).


Numbers limited: yes, maximum 16.


Need to register: yes, with Sue Genner at or 0418 670 704, providing name and mobile number, and the name and number of an emergency contact.

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