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Bird Tree picnic area

Middle Brother National Park

Overview

Bird Tree picnic area offers access to some of the largest blackbutt trees in NSW, with a short trail perfect for walking with children and plenty of places to picnic.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Middle Brother National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited mobile reception in Middle Brother National Park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the entire state. Bird Tree picnic area is the ideal place to visit these imposing giants, with a short loop through old growth forest perfect for walking with children and requiring only moderate fitness.

But the trees aren’t the only attraction here. Remember to look up as you walk along the trail as koalas can be spotted sleeping in the eucalypts during the day. Also, a host of different birds like glossy black cockatoos, king parrots, and wedge-tailed eagles live in the area. If birdwatching is of interest to you, there’s much to turn your head here. A night walk is equally rewarding, with owls and ring-tailed possums on the prowl. After your stroll, find a place to picnic at one of the convenient tables, soaking up the atmosphere. It’s easy to spend a whole afternoon here, enjoying the forest sounds and sense of seclusion.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Bird Tree picnic area, Middle Brother National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government