Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park NSW

A very pleasant walk through a small but atmospheric gorge formed by Bomaderry Creek. There are rocky overhangs, small cliffs, and a variety of vegetation.

Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW

This circuit walk in Bomaderry Creek Regional Park was very nice, and the third walk in a single long weekend that exceeded expectations. There are lots of rocky overhangs, small cliffs, a variety of vegetation, including re-growth after fire when we did it, and of course the creek itself, which was picturesque in places.

For a small area close to civilisation there were also quite a few interesting animals about, including the following two specimens…

Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
These superb fairy wrens were flitting about at the end. Not the clearest of photos but good enough to make the cut. They are nice birds that we don’t see much of in urban areas due to all the large aggressive birds that dominate there.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
This guy was posing for me so I could get a good shot. Possibly a water dragon.

Track Notes

We used track notes in Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of The Shoalhaven, but it’s a pretty straightforward walk. From the start you soon drop down to Bomaderry Creek, walk along it past many rocks and overhangs, then cross over and begin to walk up the other side. You climb out of the creek at one point on the way back for views, then drop back down to cross back over at the historic weir. It’s then a very short walk back to the start, where there are toilets and a small grassy park. There’s info on the NPWS website.

Bomaderry Creek Circuit: The Scenery

Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
The view near the start. The creek is down below.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
There were numerous rock overhangs and small cliffs on the walk, many with benches. It was hot so I appreciated the shade they provided.

Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW

Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Sophia waiting patiently for me as I take too many pictures (…as usual).
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Spotted gum. Not so common around Sydney I don’t think, so I took some bark shots (…for my ever growing collection!)
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
The creek at the far end of the walk before we walked back up the other side.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
The creek found its way through these boulders at one spot.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
This reminded me of molten lava.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Sophia waiting patiently again. She looks surprisingly happy.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
A big birds nest fern (I think), growing on a rock.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
I liked this overhang.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
A viewpoint towards the end of the walk.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Regrowth after bushfire. Many Australian trees have developed various adaptations for dealing with fire, and these tree are re-sprouting through their fairly fire resistant bark.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
More interesting areas of re-growth after fire.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Walking through re-growth after bushfire.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Peeling bark on a spotted gum.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Looking back towards the start.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
Nice reflections on the rock.
Bomaderry Creek Circuit, Bomaderry NSW
A nice area of creek near the weir, and near the end of the walk. The weir has a hole in it nowadays to let fish through. It is no longer used for water supply.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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