Oneills Creek picnic reserve and walking trails

O'Neill's Creek Nature Trail is an easy 15 minute walk, approximately 700 metres to O'Neill's Road, and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. Spectacular Mt Roland forms the backdrop to the Mt Roland Regional Reserve east of O'Neill's Creek Picnic Reserve. You will find fern glades, tree ferns, white gum eucalypts, browntop stringybarks, blackwood, myrtle, sassafras and dogwood trees. O'Neill's Creek is also host to the iridescent dragonfly, frogs, yabbies, freshwater crayfish and platypus. There is logging evidence from a bygone era. You may encounter tree stumps with notches cut out of them for holding boards that were used for axemen or sawyers to stand on whilst felling trees. Bullock teams or draught horses were used to skid out the logs.

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O'Neill's Creek Nature Trail is an easy 15-minute walk and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. Spectacular Mount Roland forms the backdrop to the Mount Roland Regional Reserve east of O'Neill's Creek Picnic Reserve. O'Neill's Creek originates from western face of Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. Water from O'Neill's Creek flows into the Dasher River and eventually into the Mersey River. Next to the creek and rodeo ground, is a forest reserve suitable for short stays (3 nights maximum), making it a perfect overnight stop on your way to Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park. The camping ground includes a toilet block, concrete pads for caravans, grassy tent areas, bbq facilities and shelter with tables. The neighboring Gowrie Park Wilderness Village has cabins and powered van sites for longer stays.

Hours: Open all hours

Location

Claude Rd, Gowrie Park, Tasmania, Australia, 7306