Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve

Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve

Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve
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Victoria, Australia82,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I drove out to South Gippsland today fo find this walk...I am so glad I did. A few days ago , a co-worker and I were discussing things in the area and he had photos. He was fortunate enough to see a brilliant specimen of a tiger snake. I wasn't hunting snakes... I was simply curious why the reserve exists in such a remote area.

Mystery solved... it's perfect. Away from civilisation is this gorgeous place... You turn off Walkerville Road onto Bald Hills Road- it's a dirt road that is corrugated, it's exactly four kilometres after turning off. What you will see is farming land as you are driving out there... which is a wee bit underwhelming.

When you arrive, you turn into an area with heaps of room for car parking. There are picnic tables not far from the carpark.

As you begin your walk, your senses are immediately assailed by the peacefulness of the place... bird life tittering around you. The path is fairy easy to follow, but there were trees across the track and trenches... so while the walk isn't difficult, you could not do this if you needed assistance walking.

As I was walking, I stopped to watch an eagle fly not too far from my head... it was so beautiful, so much grace for a large bird.

But what I will remember from this walk were the butterflies flying their tangled journeys around me. They were so plentiful and so beautiful. The light breeze sent them on journeys flittering through the trees above the flora.

When you arrive at the destination ( ... and here it's truly just as much about the journey) , there is a bird hide. It's fairly new and clearly well looked after. There is a book inside to share what you saw during your walk-- it's a lovely idea. So while there are clearly people walking here that know their bird life... there are also pictures by children. You should add to the story when you are there.

I highly recommend this walk... while others mention snakes and animals... I saw neither... but it was still worth losing myself here and resetting.
Written 20 March 2021
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Chrisfrommelb
Northcote, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was an interesting experience. We went there with 2 young kids to see if we could find some wildlife. We were not disappointed.
The road in is a bit bumpy, but you get magnificent views of the lovely Bald Hills windmill farm on your journey.
There was no problem parking....we were the only people there at the time.
We did see a few snakes on the walk, as well as an echidna, a wallaby, many birds and butterflies.
At the end of the walk is a small bird watching shack which was really well maintained.
The snakes were a bit scary, but the walk was lovely. The wildlife seemed really surprised to see any people. A hidden gem...but make sure you wear closed toe shoes and long trousers!
Written 7 March 2021
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lauramay28
Ao Nang, Thailand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
Nice casual walk. Flat and a good place to stop on the way in to Wilson's prom. We did some bird spotting too and saw wallabies
Written 10 July 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017
a hidden gem that the reward the intrepid explorer. great place too spot wildlife and have them all too yourself. has a great wetland and bird hide
Written 17 July 2017
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Located near Tarwin Lower, which is just near Venus Bay, in South Gippsland area of Victoria is this little wildlife reserve. Access is via an unsealed road but don't let that stop you as it is in good condition. Parking is not a problem here as it appears to me to be a little visited reserve.

There is really only one walk here and that is a fairly mellow one. While not wheelchair friendly you won't need a high level of fitness to tackle it and if you don't go smashing and bashing your way about you'll be in with a good chance of seeing some wildlife. The walk here ends at a lagoon style set up which will probably excite twitchers more than anything, there is little other wildlife there. But wallabies/kangaroos are in the vicinity.

A good little hike for children due to its short length and also the elderly. Note there are no facilities here beyond an information board and a couple of picnic tables.
Written 14 January 2017
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bilbybaggins
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
When we walked there last in September or was it August 2016 the frogs were in abundance. Heard three different calls. There were plenty of bush birds and water birds. Someone said it was dry in early November. Come back some different time!

Two sad things about this walk is that there's been some clearing on one side of the track so the slightly mysterious feeling of walking just through bush has been spoiled a bit by being opened to prosaic paddocks in one section. The other thing is that the lovely rustic bird hide was burnt down by a person with mental issues and it contained notebooks going back for years with inscriptions, musings and drawings, now gone forever.

Nevertheless I'm giving it 5 stars for the priceless memories of magic times in the birdhide by the water and on the track, that will never fade.
Written 22 November 2016
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Greg B
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Seemed like a bit of an unloved walking track to me. All we saw were a few snakes, best kept clear of. Maybe was too dry when we went, but can't really recommend the time it took to get there. Better off keep driving onto Walkerville, much nicer area and walks.
Written 8 November 2016
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Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia1,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
A local told us about this little visited park and what a joy it was. We were probably the fist in the park that day and as such the animals were as surprised to see us as we were of them. We saw some wallabies that were on the path in front of us and a koala on the ground (only until he saw us though). There are many, many wombat holes in the park, so I guess at the right time of day you will see them. The park is famous with the locals for the birds that frequent the park (especially at night I am told) but when we were there the wetland area was dry and so I guess the birds have gone else where. We did see some, but not as many as we were told there would be there. At the parking area there is an information display on the park and a couple of picnic tables. The walk is very gentle and mainly flat so suitable for everyone.
Written 28 March 2016
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