Reliance Creek National Park Palm Vine Forest Walk

Join us for a rare guided walk through this endangered ecosystem.

Date: Friday 27th October 2017
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Browns Road, Habana
Bring: Covered shoes, long pants and long sleeve top, hat, sunscreen and a water bottle
RSVP: by Monday 23rd October to Carla Lambropoulos by email

Reliance Creek National Park is located between Pioneer Peaks National Park and Mackay. The park contains palm-dominated lowland rainforest, listed as endangered. It is also identified as an area of national environmental significance. This rainforest habitat is thought to have been common along lowland and riverine areas in the Mackay region, but has now been extensively cleared. The existing rainforest of the Reliance Creek National Park provides important seasonal feeding areas for bird life, including migratory and other fruit-eating birds. This site provides habitat for 23 listed threatened species and 18 migratory species. The park is under threat from invasive weed species such as Cat’s Claw Creeper vine (Macfadyena unguis-cati), Ruellia simplex and Hymenachne amplexicaulis.  We will see how this exotic garden plant has become a week of national significance and a threat to this endangered ecological community.

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