Flat Rock via Strangled Tree Forest

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Photos courtesy of Donna and Ainslie

What a delight it is to walk through sunlit forests with ocean views and good company.

The walk on June 16th saw Sharon in charge of 22 other walkers setting out from the car park at Murramarang Resort in South Durras heading into Murramarang National Park. This is one of the few parts of our area unaffected by the 2019 bushfires, and it was a pleasure to see.

The route took us through coastal forest of Spotted Gums, many trees gnarled and twisted by the winds that often blow on our coast, but which, on this day, were but gentle zephyrs.  A dark coloured swamp wallaby hopped away as we set off, following a track close to cliff-top, with sparkling ocean views.

During a refreshment break above Dark Beach we spotted our first whale of the day.

We moved on to Flat Rock headland, and found many fallen Casuarinas along the track, making our progress slow. It was worth the effort, as the view from the headland is one of the best, and more whales were seen out to sea.

We returned to our cars  by a slightly different route, well satisfied with our morning out.