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Samford Eco-Corridor

Lewin’s Rail - hidden at South Pine River (Lewinia pectoralis) © Peter Storer

The Samford Eco-Corridor is a revegetation and rehabilitation project along the South Pine River in Samford Parklands (the old CSIRO property) just north of Samford. The site contains a narrow belt of remnant riverine forest, rank grassland, mown areas and extensive revegetation with gallery rainforest and grassy eucalypt woodland. It is an eBird hotspot with 50 species regularly seen and 149 species recorded in total (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L5616101). The area is mostly flat, with one short hill to climb and the ~1.8 km walk should take about 2–2.5 hours. There is an option to walk past the waterhole into the remnant, but this would involve some minor rock hopping (grade 3) so we’ll decide on the day.

Directions: Coming from Ferny Grove, take the third exit at the roundabout at Samford and drive through the village towards Dayboro. After ~1 km, look for the tennis courts on your left and turn left after the green sign and then immediately right, leading into the large carpark on the left next to the netball courts.

For those coming from Dayboro or via Eatons Crossing Road, head towards Samford along Mt Samson Road until you cross the South Pine River and take the next turn right just past the Bowls Club, then park as above. There are toilets on site for which I will have the key. There is a single picnic table for bird call afterwards, so please bring morning tea.

Beware: Some GPS apps may erroneously send you to Curlew Road via Gibbons Road, which is on the wrong side of the river. The location is off Mt Samson Road.

UBD Ref Map: 106 L11

  • Date and Time
    Saturday, 21st Jan 2023
    6:30 am
  • Location
    Samford Eco-Corridor
    Mount Samson Rd, Samford Valley QLD 4520
    View on Google Maps
  • Leader
    • Peter Storer
      0444 563 113
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja