Birdsong

Birdsong is probably the best area for birds on the property

bird song

Features:

  • 500 metres, about 10 min

  • Birdsong is probably the best area for birds on the property, with rare Swift parrots nesting, owls roosting and both the White bellied sea eagle and the magnificent Wedge-tailed eagle soaring close overhead in the updrafts. Dozens of different bush birds call in the tall old growth stringybark forest, particularly in spring.

  • Decending down to Silverwood Gulch, this gully is rich is Blue Gum and Stringybark tress.

Swift Parrots

Soaring into the forest canopy is this senescent blue gum, riddled with the small holes favoured by swift parrots and their cousins – the green rosellas and the eastern rosellas. In the breeding season, quarrels can break out between birds seeking the same small nesting hollows.

Nesting

The old growth Blue Gums provide home for different animals. High in the branches are untidy stick nests for a family of forest ravens. Brushtail possums have den's in the broken and rotted upper trunks, there are snug hiding places for pademelons in the burnt out bases. Few of the wallabies make lined nests, as they have their own built-in nest for their joeys: their pouch.

The Peninsula Experience Booklet

trackbook

This booklet seeks to provide to our guests a view of this unique place. Hopefully due to the work of the contributors, it enriches the experience of your stay by introducing the history and the flora and fauna of this land and its timelessness. The ethos of The Peninsula is to provide a sanctuary for animals whilst allowing you to enjoy their habitat in quiet luxury with a minimal footprint. With this in mind, we recommend you begin your journey at the gate and enjoy the experience…slowly.

There are a variety of walks on the property; each featuring numbered marker posts that refer to stories contained in this booklet. The first section of the booklet gives you insights into the natural and cultural history of Blubber Head.
The booklet is complimentary for all guests at The Peninsula Experience.

All walks are designed to Australian Standards Class 4: graded to be quite easy walking and following distinct tracks, but users will require basic walking gear such as stout shoes, map reading skills and should always exercise common sense. Track conditions vary and obstacles and trip hazards may be encountered along the way. Users take responsibility for their own safety whilst walking.

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