Telford Scrub Conservation Park – Stringybark Forest Walking Trail

Limestone Coast
Start Point Telford Scrub Car Park, Grundys Lane, off Penola/Mt Gambier Road
End Point Telford Scrub Car Park, Grundys Lane, off Penola/Mt Gambier Road
Distance 4.59km
Time 2.5 Hours – Walking

Take a walk along the forest canopy boardwalk to experience the remaining native forest within Telford Scrub Conservation Park. The boardwalk is 100 metres long and just over 4 metres high and is placed amongst the branches of the trees, enabling visitors to catch a glimpse of the many birds that live there.

Interpretative signs along the walking trails highlight some of the park’s features, including more than 20 species of native orchids. Choose between this walk of two-and-a-half hours, or the shorter Forest Canopy Walk of one-hour.

A small clearing among the vegetation is an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic.

Koalas were introduced into the park in 1997 from Kangaroo Island. The vulnerable southern brown bandicoot and the endangered sugar glider can also be found.

Some of the most beautiful plants in the forest are the native orchids. Over 20 species have been found in the park, including pink fingers, common donkey orchid, tiger orchid, and purple cockatoo.


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