Outdoor Adventures Bush walking, bird watching & bike
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Bush walking, bird watching and mountain or trail bike riding opportunities are all on Tombarra's doorstep.
The Budawangs offer bushwalkers plenty of opportunity to day trip or overnight using Tombarra as a base. This is bush walking at its best for those with a keen sense of adventure. Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to sweat, you should be fit and well-prepared with lots of water and a map as this day walk, to the summit of Mount Budawang. Threading through a diverse range of environments – grassy woodland, wet gullies, montane forest and grassland at the top – you’re exposed to a terrific cross-section of what makes Budawang National Park wilderness. The rare Budawang wallaby grass, for example, is only found on the summits of Mount Budawang and Currockbilly Mountain. The scenic views from Mount Budawang are tremendous, with 360-degree views of the surrounding area. To the north, along the Budawang Range are the Castle and Pigeon House Mountain. To the east are Durras Mountain and the south coast. Down below is the forested Clyde River valley and further afield west you can see all the way to Braidwood’s Mount Gillamatong.
Birdlife is prolific and varied throughout the extensive native bush and forest areas in the Mongarlowe and Budawang regions and could keep keen twitchers on their toes. Crescent Honeyeaters and Olive Whistlers are known to frequent higher areas of the Budawang National park.
Here at Tombarra we aren't experts in identifying the prolific birdlife and we would be delighted to host more experienced bird watches to expand the knowledge base of what birds we have in the area.
listed below are species we have been able to identify so far:
Black faced Cuckoo-shrike
Black and Grey Currawong
Grey Butcher Bird
Eastern Yellow Robin
Flame and or Scarlet Robin
Satin Bower Bird
Sulphur Crest Cockatoo
Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo
plus other small birds that move through the forest
Mountain Bike or trail bike riders are catered for in the Mongarlowe and Budawang regions. A favourite MTB route is from Majors Creek via Monga Lane back to Tombarra. The route takes riders through farmland and forest and doesn’t require a high level of off road skill but more a leisurely ride for those who just want to get out and experience new scenery and just enjoy the great outdoors. Other MTB routes are the Budawang Rd return and the forestry road off Back Creek Rd which would take riders through to the Nerriga Road.