Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sugarloaf Reservoir (MEL)

Bushwalking, trekking, hiking, whichever term you use, it is certainly a great way to see nature's beauty. Located in the Christmas Hills, Sugarloaf Reservoir Park offers great hiking terrain, great scenery, and abundant wildlife.

Sugarloaf Reservoir

The calming effect of water is very soothing, it is tempting to just sit there to contemplate and enjoy. However, you hear the beckon of the track and you march on.

We need more rain

Having spent a lot of time hiking through more densely forested areas (green tunnel effect), we look forward to hikes in open spaces. The 18km track around the reservoir offers both, lovely strolls through the woods, then popping out to wide open meadows.

Wide open meadows

The Sugarloaf Reservoir track is not that hilly, with only a few steep but short sections offering vistas that reward your efforts.

Great views

Almost there...

We spotted quite a number of eastern grey kangaroos, enjoying their lazy morning in the sun. We also came across this fella, couldn't quite make out what it was - till we were told it was an echidna. It was interesting to learn that echidnas are monotremes - mammals that lay eggs.


According to their website, the park is open every day of the year. Access is possible from Simpson Road (Melway 273 A2).

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