|Cedar Grove Camping Area, Amamoor State Forest.|
Before reaching the camping grounds the drive takes you through the small village of Amamoor.
|Historic Amamoor Station, Amamoor.|
|Amama Picnic Area and the trailhead for the Amama Walking Track.|
Cedar Grove Camping Area.
It was fairly hot weather on this December trip but there is plenty of room to find a spot with some shade. There is a waterhole at the campground that is popular on hot days.
|Amamoor Creek waterhole at Cedar Grove camping area.|
|Wompoo Fruit Dove|
|Whenever we can, we camp next to the edge of campgrounds so that we are close to the forest. At Cedar Grove we had Eastern Yellow Robins, Spectacled Monarchs and Green Catbirds as our neighbours.|
|Spectacled Monarch and Eastern Yellow Robin.|
|Blue Triangle Graphium sarpedon|
|Two photos of the same Evening Brown Melanitis leda|
|Cats Claw Vine smothering a tree. Cutting the vine is one method of combating it's spread.|
There are two walks starting from the campground. The Rainforest Walk has three entrances from the camping area and the Cedar Grove Hiking Trail leads off the Rainforest Walk near the waterhole.
Rainforest Walk: 1 km loop, Class 3.
Despite seeing very few birds on this walk we did it several times on our camping trip because it is a pleasant forest walk alongside Amamoor Creek.
Cedar Grove Hiking Trail: 4.6 km loop, Class 4.
There is an advisory sign to take water and that fitness is required on this hike. The initial 1 km is a steady uphill hike. The habitat changes throughout this walk from rainforest, to gumtrees along a ridge and then alongside a Hoop Pine Plantation.
|There were lots of skinks on the forest floor.|
|Seeds on the forest floor.|
Birds we saw on this trip: Australian Brush Turkey, Pacific Black Duck, Cattle Egret, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Laughing Kookaburra, Forest Kingfisher, White-throated Treecreeper, Red-backed Fairy-wren, White-browed Scrubwren, Large-billed Scrubwren, Brown Gerygone, Noisy Miner, Lewin's Honeyeater, Scarlet Honeyeater, Leaden Flycatcher, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Little Shrike-thrush, Spaectacled Monarch, Magpie Lark, Spangled Drongo, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Olive-backed Oriole, Australasian Figbird, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Green Catbird, Red-browed Finch, White-throated Needletail.