Starting our walk on the corner of MacKinnon Parade and Bundey's Road, you will notice a very large gum tree right near the corner. It's a river red gum, one of several in the Park.

If you're walking here in open shoes or sandals, watch out for ants swarming around their underground nests, especially in warmer weather. The ants won't do lasting damage but you can be bitten repeatedly if you don't watch your feet.

Walk about 30 metres along the footpath on the edge of Bundeys Rd until you come to a metal gate which prevents cars driving into the park. Turning left here, into the Park will bring you to the start of the bushland trail.

The entrance to the trail is framed, quite literally with a wire-and-post fence and a wooden gate. Several more of these wooden frames on the trail are adorned with metal dragonflies. How many can you count?

In contrast to the historical neglect of this Park, this area is now a flourishing native vegetation site, providing homes for native bird and animal life, especially possums, which are often seen around twilight.

The common bird species here include lorikeets, magpies, corellas, galahs, sulphur-crested cockatoos, ibis, banded lapwings and noisy miners.

Wind your way through the bushland trail until you emerge at the “community hub”

To your left, on the MacKinnon Parade footpath you can see two old metal fence posts that have been left in place as a reminder of a bygone era.



Spoken Description - Bushland Trail
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