This circuit walk in Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve exceeded expectations. It starts in fairly open forest and heads towards the coast, then passes through an area containing many cycads, ancient and attractive plants that predate conifers on the evolutionary timeline. It then runs south along Conjola Beach to the many colourful rocks on Buckley’s Point, further on to Narrawallee Creek itself, and then back to the start through a variety of open forest. There’s various bird life along the way, including sea birds nesting along Narrawallee Creek, and black cockatoos in the forest bordering the creek.
Track notes at the end.
Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve Circuit: The Scenery
There’s a small network of trails in the reserve and hence a few options you can take, but we followed variations of walks described in two of our books – Take a Walk in Southern NSW & the ACT and Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of The Shoalhaven.
We started at a small car park near the start of Buckley’s Point Trail, and continued to near the coast, where we took a left turn onto the Burrawang Walking Track. We continued on this track through the cycads and at the end turned right onto Conjola Beach. We walked south along Conjola Beach past Buckley’s Point to Narrawallee Creek. At the creek you pick up the Mangrove Track just a bit inland, and keep left on this track to arrive back at Buckley’s Point Trail quite near the start, which is to the left. On this return leg you can have a look at the creek which is to the left at a small clearing about half way along.
You can see all of these tracks on the Google Map below so it’s pretty straightforward finding your way. And there’s information about the reserve on the NPWS website.