Yerrabi Track

Sun 26 February 2017 07:00am

Suzi Bond

After a successful birding trip in 2016, this walk will be repeated to this lovely spot in 2017. This is a moderate walk of 4 km return (about 2-3 hours). The walk descends from the carpark through peppermint forest to a swamp, and then ascends through mountain gum/snow gum forest to a rocky summit with fantastic views.

The birds we’re likely to encounter are the typical montane forest species such as Superb Lyrebird, Grey Currawong, White-naped, White-eared, Yellow-faced and Brown-headed Honeyeaters, Scarlet, Eastern Yellow and Flame Robins, White-throated Treecreeper, Satin Flycatcher, Fan-tailed and Brush Cuckoos, Grey Shrike-thrush and Grey Fantail. In addition, at this time of year there are often good highland butterflies and wildflowers in the swamp section of the walk, and small reptiles in the peppermint forest section of the walk, so if people are interested we will have time to stop and look at these.

Please note it can be quite windy and exposed at the summit, so please remember to bring wind and rain gear, and the track can be narrow, steep and rocky in parts so wear sturdy footwear. Bring some morning tea and plenty of water.

The carpark for the walk is located 35 kms south of the Namadgi Visitors Centre on the unsealed Boboyan Rd, but we will organise to meet and carpool from Lanyon Marketplace. We will meet at Lanyon Marketplace at 7am, and it will take us approx an hour to drive in convoy to the carpark for the start of the walk on Boboyan Rd.

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