Platypus Walk Bidjigal Reserve

Walk along part of the valley of Excelsior Creek in Bidjigal Reserve, one of the largest bushland reserves North of Sydney Harbour. 

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This walk starts on the upper slopes of the Excelsior Creek valley where many bush tucker plants can be found. We will then descend to the creek where there is a large sandstone shelter. The walk up the creek is through a sandstone gully.

In Spring the colours and shapes of the wildflowers are there to admire. After rain there is a wide variety of fungi growing on the creek banks and fallen logs. No matter what the season there is the smooth bark of the angophoras, the patterned bark of the water gums and the delicate fronds of the many varieties of ferns. Creatures s to be found in the creek include yabbies, turtles, water dragons, frogs and fish. Many birds use the tree hollows for nests including parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets.

Length: 2 kilometres

Grade: Easy to Medium. Two creek crossings

Duration: 2 hours

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