A truly magical walk
The Paperbark Forest Walk is temporarily closed for maintenance since November 24, 2023, with a reopening date to be determined. Explore our alternative scenic walks by clicking here. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to your return to the improved Paperbark Forest Walk soon.
Last update: 29/11/2023
From the town of Agnes Water follow Springs Rd to the south for a little over 2.5km to where you will find a little-known nature sanctuary called Reedy Creek Reserve on Bailai, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda country.
Look for the large Reedy Creek Reserve sign near a gravel car park on the right-hand side of Springs Rd. Bollards and a trail icon mark the start of the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk. The trail is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Duration: 400m approximately 10min.
Special note: This walking trail is not suitable for all people including the very young or those with limited mobility or balance. You’ll encounter obstacles, stepping stones, fallen debris, water crossings, steps and rough surfaces that require good balance.
- This short but spectacular forest walk will take you into the heart of a very special type of forest – an intact patch coastal melaleuca forest – rarely seen in such pristine condition.
- The specially designed track makes it possible to penetrate the thick lush undergrowth and tiptoe through the wetlands (without getting your feet wet) until you’re completely surrounded by hundreds of paperbark tree trunks and the majestic green fronds of the cabbage palm.
- Keep an eye out for butterflies and richly coloured fungi while keeping your ears listening for frog calls as you pass through their habitat.
- The walk is open to the public all year round although it may be closed following heavy rains or periods of high fire danger.
- A picnic table at the start/finish of the walk makes a great spot for a cuppa (please take any rubbish with you).
Allow some extra time for photographs! Dogs are not permitted.
Reedy Creek is managed by Bush Heritage Australia, an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land, and partners with Aboriginal people, to protect our irreplaceable landscapes and magnificent native species forever. Visit the website to learn more about the plants and animals protected at Reedy Creek and bask in the ecological significance on your next visit.