One of my favourite spots in the Mallacoota area is Shipwreck Creek. There is a 6km trail from Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek that moves through banksia scrub, through heathland, dry forest, a small patch of rain forest and back through heath and beach scrub. Each area of vegetation holds it own species of animals and birds.
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Lovely shots of the creek, brown from the roots of all those tea trees. It looks so inviting, but I worry about stingrays lurking in the sand after a traumatic childhood experience.
A friend once told me about his father, a fisherman who worked out of Mallacoota. That fisherman said, “anyone who swims in the ocean is a fool”. Since then my reluctance to swim in the sea has gone up quite a few notches.
thanks for the comments Sue. The coast and beaches on the ocean side of the Mallacoota are pretty wild without many lifesaver patrols. As a non-local I would not spend much time on the ocean side as I dont know the rip conditions. I don’t worry too much about the stingrays, I rarely see them along the bush tracks and I hardly ever go into the water not with all my camera gear. I am much more wary of the large monitor lizards and all the snakes I see.