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Bush Walking  -  Mountain Biking  -  Bird Watching  - Australian Wildlife

 Foothills of the BARRINGTON TOPS

HUNTER VALLEY - NSW - AUSTRALIA

 

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Where is Craigmhor
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ECOTOURISM

CRAIGMHOR MOUNTAIN RETREAT 

- AN ECOTOURIST'S DELIGHT

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION IN  AUSTRALIAN BUSH

 

                 

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN  BUSH

 

Visiting Craigmhor Mountain Retreat is a great way to experience the Australian Bush

 Enjoy the luxury of the house  

  

 

- it makes a great observation post to see the rare parma wallabies grazing within a few metres of the house.

 Immediately you step outside you are in the bush

 

NATIVE HARDWOOD FOREST

Craigmhor is part of a 1000ha  of native  temperate wet sclerophyll forest  and occasional pockets of temperate rainforest with all their attendant native fauna 

 

RAIN FOREST

 

There are temperate rainforest patches along the mountain creeks, where tree orchids and staghorns grow on the river oaks (Casaurina ), tree ferns in some gullys,  and higher up the mountainside which is south-facing, there are even stands of the antarctic beech (Nothofagus moorei) in some of the protected gullies

         

        

There is an abundance of native fauna living in the bush

               

MARSUPIALS

Amongst the larger marsupials to be seen around the house and on bushwalks are:-

  • Eastern Grey Kangaroos -Macropus giganteus

  • Eastern Wallaroos - Macropus robustus

  • the rare Parma Wallabies - Macropus parma

  • Red-legged pademelon- Thylogale stigmatica

  • Black "swampy" wallaby - Wallabia bicolor

  • Echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus

  • common Wombat - vombatus ursinus

  • Brushtail possums - Trichosurus vulpecula

 

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

parma wallaby

Not so readily seen (but they are around) are:-

  • Spot-tailed Quoll - Dasyurus maculatus

  • Ringtail possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinus

  • Koalas - Phascolarctos cinereus

  • Platypus - Ornithorhynchus anatinus

  • Sugar Glider - Petaurus breviceps

  • Greater Glider - petauroides volans

  • Feathertail Glider - Acrobates pygmaeus

common brush-tail possums

echidnas

       

BIRDS

A myriad of birds - just a few examples of the many to be seen or heard

  • parrots

    • eastern rosellas

    • crimson rosellas

    • black cockatoos (red tailed and white tailed)

    • king parrots

    • white cockatoos

  • satin bower birds

  • blue wrens

  • finches

  • silver eyes

  • robins

  • cuckoo doves

  • eastern whip birds

  • yellow wattle birds

  • willie wag tails

  • magpies

  • king fishers

  • kookaburras

  • wedge tailed eagles

  • honey eaters

  • swallows

  • owls

  • mopokes

  • tawny frog mouth

crimson rosellas

 

king parrots

 

yellow wattle bird

 

kookaburra

 

Wedge-tail Eagle

 

Native Flora

As with the birds and animals there is a great range of plant species

The kilometres of bushwalking trails winding through the forest  let you see the many different species of trees that clothe the mountainside.

  

Species to be seen include

  • Messmate Stringybark - Eucalyptus obliqua

  • Mountain Grey gum- Eucalyptus cypellocarpa

  • Forest Red Gum- Eucalyptus tereticornis

  • Coastal Grey Box  - Eucalyptus moluccana

  • Spotted Gum - Eucalyptus maculata

  • Snow Gum -Eucalyptus pauciflora

  • Forest She Oak - Casuarina torulosa

  • River She Oak - Casuarina cunninghamiana

  • Native Frangipani -Hymenosperum flavum

  • Pittosporum- Pittosporum undulatum

  • Lily Pilly  - Acmena smithii 

 

Clematis & Wonga vines

 

Hymenosperum

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER SNOW

In winter there are usually 2 or 3 snow falls on the higher peaks

 

Occasionally there are falls around the house

 

May 2000 the house was still under construction

July 2004

 

 

 

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For more information or bookings contact 

  G. Hoskings

bnb@craigmhor.com.au

Tel. 0265436393   or  

Tel/Fax 0265436394

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