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Forest Walk -Illawarra State Conservation Area - Maddens Plains

263 Princes Hwy, Maddens Plains, New South Wales, Australia

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Date: Saturday 5th August 2017

Time: 10am – 12pm

Duration: Approximately two hours

Location: 263 Princes Hwy Maddens Plains - 4.1 km north of the Sublime Point entrance on the eastern side of the Princes Highway. Meet in front of the NPWS service gate.

Walk details: This 2.5 km walk starts at the old service road gate on the highway (look for the Illawarra flame festival sign) and heads east for 600m on a wide service trail, passing upland swamp communities before moving north along a narrow track through stunning Silvertop Ash forest to discover a gully of Coachwood trees before retracing the path back to the main service road. For those who wish to stay a little longer, the view at the eastern end of the trail overlooks the coastline of northern Illawarra making it a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a packed lunch.

Grade: Moderate grade, mostly flat with a few gentle slopes. A moderate level of fitness is required.

Discussions: Why do plants and animals live where they do? The role and impact of fire on different vegetation communities and the importance of vegetation for wildlife habitat.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No everyone is welcome. However as the walk covers approximately 2.5 km of bushland terrain it is advisable that you consider the abilities of all individuals prior to attending.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

transoprt to the site is best via private vehicle. If travelling from the north, take the Helensburgh exist and follow the Princes Hwy south towards Darkes Forest. The start of the walk is approximately 6.5 south of Darkes Forest Road turnoff. If travelling from the south take the Princes Hwy turn off just north of Bulli Pass and follow the road approximately 4.1 km north of the entrance to Sublime Point. There is no formal carpark. Parking is available along the side of the road.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring sufficient water, a hat and sunscreen, closed shoes and wet weather clothing provisions for everyone attending. It is also suggested that you bring something to snack on during the walk and a packed lunch if you wish to stay on following the walk. Other non essential items include binoculars, a camera and a notepad.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Wollongong City Council staff via bushfire_operations@wollongong.nsw.gov.au for any questions.

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