A group of 17 Batemans Bay bushwalkers recently tackled a remote forest area close to Conjola.
Firstly they were treated to a smorgasbord of giant bird’s nest ferns sitting on top of magnificent sandstone boulders.
Exploring further into the dense forest, it was easy to believe this was lost world, as they gazed up in awe at gigantic figs reaching skyward with their ancient roots cascading down over huge, rock pedestals.
The wonder continued as they passed through another forest of twisted and tangled vines that eventually led to a secret hanging garden of bird’s nest and many other ferns clinging to a vertical cliff face.
The return journey revealed a stand of cabbage tree palms that included some magnificent specimens as well as large turpentine trees.
For more information go to www.baybushwalkers.org.au.
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