bird watching

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A district renowned for its physical beauty, our region is on the doorstep of spectacular and diverse mountain scenery. Surrounded by National Parks and rainforests, the area has a rich variety of birds both within town itself and throughout the surrounding countryside.

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birdwing butterfly gully

Goonellabah
Tree-lined gully with running water and pools. Pleasant walking, suitable for wheelchair. Platypus may be seen from the viewing platform at end of walk, at dusk or dawn. (more)

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booyong nature reserve

Booyong
Flat walking tracks through rainforest with many Walking-stick Palms and boasting the “World’s Largest Water Gum” (Syzygium francisii). (more)

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mt nardi

Nightcap National Park
High in the Nightcap Range National Park. Easy walking tracks through rainforest bordered by Walking-stick Palms and Tree-ferns. Parking and picnic shelters available. (more)

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lismore rainforest botanical gardens

Wyrallah Rd, Lismore
Pleasant walk through labelled trees and plantings on sealed tracks. One of the main features of the Gardens is the wildlife. (more)

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protesters falls

Nightcap National Park
Beautiful walk (part-way boarded) to the falls through Bangalow Palm glades and beside fine old Red Cedars. (more)

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rummery park

Nightcap National Park
Deep in the Nightcap Range, the Park features massive moss-covered fallen trees and stumps in the tall, wet sclerophyll forest. Easy walking tracks include a 2km walk to Minyon Falls. BBQ, toilets, shelter, and camping. (more)

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rocky creek dam

Dunoon
The dam supplies water to region and outlying areas. With the surrounding forest it supports a great diversity of bird life. Various public roads and walking tracks are well maintained. (more)

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wilson nature reserve

East Lismore
Rainforest remnant and stately forest red gums (Eucalyptus tereticornis). Koalas  can often be seen in the gums. (more)

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