Big Pats Creek to Starlings Gap

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This section of the walk follows old timber tramways constructed originally to service sawmills that extended as far as Starlings Gap. As this walk gently inclines from Leeches are common, so bring repellent. Big Pats Creek the forest becomes wet sclerophyll forest and the trees become much taller. The track is mainly over old tram tracks, undulating ground, mild incline sections and some steps.

 

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LENGTH TIME TYPE GRADE
9kms 3.5 hours One Way 2

 

Start: Big Pats Picnic Ground
Finish: Starlings Gap
GPS Start: Lat: -37.814535 | Long: 145.800628
GPS Finish: Lat: -37.814535 | Long: 145.800628
Max Elevation: 788m
Melways: 291 A12
Dogs Allowed: Yes

Flora: Myrtle Beech rainforest, Mountain Ash, Mountain Grey Gum, Messmate, Southern Sassafras

Fauna: Swamp Wallabies,Wombats, Platypus, Echidnas, Possums, Gliders, Superb Lyrebird, Kookaburra, Pied Currawong, Crimson Rosella

Facilities: Free, walk-in bush camp at Ada No.2 Mill, Starlings Gap; replaces, BBQ, picnic tables, bush toilets. Picnic tables, accessible toilets at Powelltown.