If you follow the Natural Newstead blog then you may be enticed like us to visit this reserve for yourself. Located on the Clydesdale – Sandon Road south of Newstead. There is a small picnic shelter with seating if you want to have a cuppa before you take the sign posted self guided 3 km walk. We were there in late August.
Walk notes may be downloaded from the internet but there was a good supply in a small box at the start of the walk. This is a great place to visit if you are interested in birds, plants and history. There was a lot in flower including yam daisies, several types of orchids, grevilleas, wattles and running postman. We took about 2 hours to complete the loop while honeyeaters and other birds flitted through the canopy above our heads.
The photo of the yellow box, Eucalyptus melliodora, gives a good indication of
the spiral grain in the trunk, which according to the notes makes the wood not good for building and hard to split.