Candalagan walk to Broulee Beach

Candalagan walk to Broulee Beach

Candalagan walk to Broulee Beach – 4.5 km easy return walk


candalagan-walk-signStart the walk beside the vehicle entry track at the bottom of the hill near the Candlagan Walk sign.   Walk a short way around the base of the slope of Spotted Gum Burrawang Forest below the Blue and Gold Bowers.


You will papittosporum-undulatum ss flourishing bushes of the bright green leafy Pittosporum undulatum, a prolific native species.   If you are visiting in autumn you may see its fleshy yellow fruits.  Birds love these and spread the seeds in their droppings.

 

 

 

 

 


Pond 1Skirt around the first pond, keeping it to your right.  Ahead on the left is another pond and on your right is a Bloodwood tree which is a Yellow-bellied Glider feed tree.

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Turn hard right here and cross the vehicle track to the walking trail post.


Tbangalay-coastal-sand-foresthe walk then leads you through an endangered ecological community called the  Bangalay Coastal Sand Forest.  Banksia serrataOld Man Banksia – trees dominate the midstory.  Notice their big yellow cone flowers and large hairy woody seed heads.  They release these tough seeds to regenerate after fire.

 

 

 

 


The walk crosses a gravel vehicle track, under the power lines

 

The walk crosses a gravel vehicle track, under the power lines.  Again, look for the walking trail post to find the way.  On your right is a large hollow-bearing habitat tree.

 

 


The traBlackbutt – Eucalyptus pilularis.ck heads back into the forest where the ground is strewn with leaf litter from the dominant  canopy trees, mainly the fibrous-barked