Take a hike and enjoy Scones in the Forest

This unusual nature walk takes high tea to new levels in Macquarie Pass National Park.

Nature Engagement Tours owner and guide Paul Dickson runs this nature walk and will show you rare plants and animals unique to Macquarie Pass National Park during this unique two-and-a-half hour bushwalk.

During the walk, you’ll see many tree species including Turpentine, Red Cedar, Cabbage Tree Palm and Blackbutt. Many of the Eucalypts in this section of forest are more than 300 years old.

You may see a prolific number of Australian animals on the walk, including the Lyrebird, Swamp Wallaby and Red Necked Wallabies, the Wedge Tailed Eagle, Superb Blue Wren, Yellow Robin and Honey Eaters. In the evening, a keen eye may spot Powerful Owls, Sugar and Yellow Bellied Gliders.

The walk finishes with morning tea, when you can enjoy fresh scones cooked by Paul’s mum, topped with locally-made jam. Cost is $45 including your scones and jam. If you’d like to find an unspoiled slice of Australia visit Tourism Shellharbour’s website for this and many other adventure tours.