Flora & Fauna

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Twofold Bay's quieter, deep waters are favoured by whales, dolphins, seals and bird life of all kinds.

 

Some spectacular marine life can be enjoyed through taking Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tours from Eden.

 

Sea-Eagles soar high above the sapphire blue waters of Twofold Bay.sea eagle

 

When driving along Nethercote Road during the early morning and late afternoon, be vigilant - numerous lyrebirds have been seen crossing the path of drivers.

 

About 20 kms from Eden, the Pottoroo Palace at Yellowpinch features

a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. Much to the delight of visitors, free range kangaroos, wallabies, emus and peacocks may be hand-fed.

 Pelican

Twofold Bay's quieter, deep waters are favoured by whales, dolphins, seals and bird life of all kinds.

 

Some spectacular marine life can be enjoyed through taking Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tours from Eden.

 

  

1. Ben Boyd National Park
Containing the Wonboyn Dune System and a variety of fauna, including the rare ground parrot, white-breasted sea eagles, lyrebirds, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, grey kangaroos, goannas and, less frequently seen, marsupial mice, wombats and yellow-bellied gliders.

 

2. Bournda National Park
A place of great beauty and conservation significance, with saltwater and freshwater lakes, a lagoon, a creek and beaches. Most of the park has open forest or scrub communities with small patches of coastal warm temperate rainforest next to permanent or semi-permanent watercourses throughout the park and extensive areas of scrub along dunes and heathlands in undisturbed areas of the park. Kangaroos, wallabies and possums are common in the park as well as several threatened species.

 

3. Nadgee Nature Reserve
Nadgee Nature Reserve, one of the largest in NSW, covers the area between the southern tip of Ben Boyd Park and the Victorian border. It contains an outstanding area of unspoilt coastal habitats of differing types, including freshwater swamp, woodland, scrub, open forest, heath and a little rainforest. Birds, wallabies and kangaroos are plentiful amidst the beaches, estuaries, creeks, headlands and salt lake.

 

4. Mt Imlay National Park
32 km southwest of Eden is Mt Imlay National Park (3764 ha), which surrounds Mt Imlay itself (886 metres). It is heavily forested (mostly eucalypt though it contains some of the most southerly subtropical rainforest on the east coast) and is home to numerous birds (lyrebirds, currawongs, wedge-tailed eagles) and a variety of mostly nocturnal animal life in a number of habitats.

 

5. South East Forest National Park
The park spans 100 km of spectacular coastal escarpment, tableland edge and hinterland country in the south-east corner of NSW. To the north is the Bega Valley with a scenic backdrop of rugged, forested mountain peaks, and sweeping escarpment. Landscapes in the middle of the park feature a ring of mountainous country and include gorges and deep valleys that descend into the picturesque Towamba River valley below. In the far south mountains rising to 1000 m descend into the plateaus that lead into the remote gorges of the Genoa wilderness.

 

A note of caution about the wildlife:

  • Kangaroos and Wallabies are powerful animals with long, sharp claws. They should not be approached alone by small children as if they were "Skippy".
  • Dingoes roam the National Parks and forests and will scavenge unattended food or bait.
  • Eagles will take small, roaming dogs.
  • Wombats can use their sharp claws if blocked from all means of escape.
  • Look where you are about to place your feet, especially when clambering over fallen logs. Snakes (and other reptiles) sun themselves on warm rocks and in sunny spots like tracks.
  • Don't disturb rocks or poke around in tree hollows.  There's probably something living there that is best undisturbed.
  • Deadly Blue Ringed Octopus live in ocean rock pools.
  • Jellyfish are often found at the local beaches.