Candalagan walk to Broulee Beach
Candalagan walk to Broulee Beach – 4.5 km easy return walk
Start 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 pass 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.
Turn hard right here and cross the vehicle track to the walking trail post.
The walk then leads you through an endangered ecological community called the Bangalay Coastal Sand Forest. Banksia serrata – Old 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. Again, look for the walking trail post to find the way. On your right is a large hollow-bearing habitat tree.