Thetraveljunkie.org – Today we bring you to the Moonah (Melaleuca Lanteolata) woodland walk in Blairgowrie, Australia. The Moonah woodland walk is an unusual formation in that it differs from the ‘stands’ of Moonah seen across the Peninsula. Usually the trees are found in spreading 5-10m branching forms where they develop large, dense canopies with little else growing underneath. On the woodland walk, which commences near Canterbury Jetty Road and continues on both sides of Point Nepean Road to approximately Tyrone Street in Rye, the trees appear in a forest formation all seeming to be of the same height, size and age creating a beautiful ambient woodland atmosphere.
As Moonah are known to regenerate after fire, it seems likely that at one stage of the Peninsula’s development a great fire swept through the foreshore area destroying the vegetation and from the aftermath of that event regeneration of the Moonah occurred in the form we find today.
The woodland walk is a favoured destination for local walking groups as well as the many tourists who visit and camp on the foreshore in the summer holiday period. At twilight when the trunks are silhouetted against the waning light the landscape is reminiscent of the 1920’s woodblock prints of renowned Sydney artist Margaret Preston.
As a significant ecosystem species, the Moonah are protected under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act to safeguard the remnant populations for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.
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