Local Birding & Walking Reserves

Mt Crawford Forest

honeyeater2Wings is located next to the Mt Crawford State Forest Reserve, which offers extensive walking tracks. There are a variety of separate forests within minutes, and maps are provided in the homestead.

Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park

kookaburraKaiser Stuhl Conservation Park is also just minutes away; this rugged park is perfect for day bushwalkers. There are two walking trails passing through a variety of landscapes, including creeks rocky outcrops, low scrub and open grassland, home to many native birds and animals and around 356 plant species.

Goldfields Conservation Park

silve-eye-WingsGoldfields Road, via Cockatoo Valley (between Williamstown and Sandy Creek)

This is a great experience, peaceful walking trails with abundant bird life amongst the ruins of miners’ huts and nearly one thousand old mine shafts. Lots of information is provided on the extensive safety-fenced walking trails, regarding the 1860s gold rush, when 3 tons of gold was found, and up to 5000 people lived in the bush to escape harsh times.

Altona Landcare Reserve

heronAltona, a little-know conservation reserve, is just outside the village of Lyndock, a beautiful scenic 30 minute drive on back roads from Wings. An ecological success story, it has been reclaimed by locals from an old quarry site. It is approximately the same size as Wings, with 96 species of birds recorded along with many types of native mammals and reptiles. Spend the morning enjoying the park then take a 5 minute drive to the fantastic Orlando visitor centre to taste from the extensive list of wines, choosing one to accompany lunch at their first-class restaurant overlooking the vineyards.

Heysen & Mawson Trails

kangaroo3Both the Heysen and Mawson walking and cycling trails traverse the Barossa Ranges and both are only minutes from Wings.