Explore our region: Gin Gin Nature Park

Tucked away on the northern outskirts of town is the bushland reserve of Gin Gin Nature Park.

The park is part of a local ecological corridor containing vegetation of local significance and providing an important habitat for birds and other native wildlife.

The main tree species found within the open forest areas of the park include Narrow-leaved Ironbark Eucalyptus crebra, Forest Red Gum Eucalyptus tereticornis, and Spotted Gum Corymbia citriodora.

Some specimens are very large and estimated to be more than 300 years old, containing numerous hollows which provide valuable habitats for birds and mammals.

Along the running creek are trees such as Weeping Bottlebrush, Melaleuca viminalis, and Narrow-leaved Paperbark, Melaleuca linariifolia.

The deep black soil is also ideal for rainforest species such as White Cedar, Melia azedarach, Rusty pittosporum, Pittosporum ferrugineum, and Rough-leaved Elm, Aphananthe philippinensis.

The 400 m walking track leads from the information shelter through the forest toward the creek and ends at a timber viewing platform.

During the day, visitors may see several kinds of birds including White-winged Chough, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet and King Parrot.

When Eucalypt trees are flowering, species such as White-throated Honeyeater, Blue-faced Honeyeater and Scarlet Honeyeater visit to feed on the nectar.

In the early morning and late afternoon mobs of Eastern Grey Kangaroos feed on the grassy areas.

Nighttime visitors to the park may see Brushtail Possums and Echidnas and may hear the call of a Southern Boobook owl.

All plants and animals in the park are protected.

Visitors are advised to wear insect repellent, protective clothing and sturdy footwear, and to stay on the walking track.

Dogs and domestic animals, fires, vehicles and collecting firewood are not permitted.

Public toilets are available nearby in the main centre of Gin Gin on the Bruce Highway.

Where: : Enter from Bruce Highway next to the BP service station, Elliott Street Gin Gin

Find out more about other parks around the region through Bundaberg Regional Council's park finder.

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