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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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Shelley Rd Park, Lake Manchester

The walk will commence at the entrance to Shelley Road Park, Lake Manchester Rd, Kholo QLD 4306 -27.491460, 152.743984. Take Lake Manchester Road from Mt Crosby, continue about 2km past the turn-off to Kholo Crossing. Continue approximately 200m past the entrance to Lake Manchester Reserve on the right. The entrance is on the left next to a large cleared and mown grassland.

There have been 200 species identified at this site. The walk is a grade 2 walk, all on well-formed vehicular tracks and approximately 4km in length. The walk will go through open grassland, past dams, along a creek valley. There may be a requirement to climb over a gate. There are no facilities. There is a picnic area and toilet facilities at Lake Manchester reserve a few minutes’ drive away.

  • Date and Time
    Wednesday, 5th Jun 2024
    7:30 am
  • Location
    Shelley Rd Park, Lake Manchester
    Shelley Road Park, Lake Manchester Rd, Kholo QLD 4306 
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  • Leader
    • Stephen Prowse
      0419 371 134
      stephenjprowse@gmail.com
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja