1. CREEK TRACK
1.5 Km each way – EASY
Depart Studio Creek Crossing.—Shaded flat walking through Bangalow Palms, Cabbage Palms, Blue Gum, Flooded Gum, Rosewood, Turpentine, Cheese tree, Lilly Pilly, Native ginger, various ferns and numerous uncommon rainforest species. Occasional Elk horns and Orchids higher up. Bangalow Ck. flows after rain. Bisects Circle Track.
EXPERIENCED WALKERS only may follow creek upstream (no track) a further 1.5 Kms. to TRISTANIA POND; just big enough for a dip and picnic. En route upstream you will see huge remnant Turpentine Trees (used to construct Sydney Harbour Wharves), Water Gums clinging to creek banks and clear pools overhung with rainforest.
Please be careful on slippery rocks upstream.
2. CIRCLE TRACK
3.5 kms return – EASY
Modest grades. Depart from back cabin. Takes you past many big trees through several bushland types from dry sclerophyll to palm filled rainforest micro-climates.
Circle is bisected by Creek TRACK. Follow signs, red dots and arrows.
4 km return – MODERATE
Track Starts 200m south west of studio along boundary fence OR , 50m south of Back Cabin.
Steady grades with some rainforest, open views of Dry Sclerophyll, large Angophora and Bloodwoods, Grass Trees, BLACK ROCK POOLS amidst mossy Myrtle Glades. Look for cube shaped Wombat scats on trail. Follow signs, dots and arrows back to Studio.
4. HONEYMOON TRAIL
1 km each way—a few SHARP GRADES
Big Gums, Turpentine, White Mahogany trees, best rainforest species variety, many ferns and shady gullies. Depart from Studio Creek Crossing or, off CIRCLE TRACK. Follow arrows, signs and dots.
5. PALM GULLY
1.8 km return—Easy. One sharp grade
Depart from WOMBAT WAY and descend 500m through Tree Heath, Angophora, Cabbage Palms and rainforest species, returning along CIRCLE TRACK to Old Brush Studio.
6. CLIFFTOP LOOKOUT
4 km RETURN—STEEP in parts with safety ropes.
Start at STUDIO CREEK CROSSING, or, midway along HONEYMOON TRAIL to ascend through several distinct vegetative layers. Rare Tetra Juncea, Native Iris and Gymea Lilies in Spring.
Large twisted Angophoras on ridge and sprawling Hairpin Banksia Meadow leads to rock lookout, a great place for morning tea or writing a poem! Resume CLIFFTOP TRACK and return following OLD BRUSH TRACK MARKERS, signs and dots.
Enjoy our walks!
ALL PLANTS and WILDLIFE, INCLUDING SNAKES, ARE PROTECTED!