Tallaganda State Forest
Fern Gully Walking Track
The Fern Gully Walking Track winds its way down to Lowden Creek and allows visitors to identify some of the local tree species like brown barrel, (Eucalyptus fastigata), messmate stringybark (E. obliquia), ribbon gum (E. viminalis) and narrow leaved peppermint (E. radiata).
Head up to the source of the water wheel and follow it down to the ‘mill-pond’ which stores the energy for the water wheel. On leaving the park drive back to the junction of Lowden Forest road and Cox’s Creek Road.
From here follow Lowden forest road to the western forest boundary and then to Queanbeyan and Canberra via Rossi and Hoskintown.
Lowden Forest Park
Well worth the drive from Braidwood or Canberra, historical relics more than 170 years old are scattered throughout this park, including a waterwheel originally used to generate electricity.
The park was the location of a logging camp during the 1830s, the evidence of which can still be seen today.
The surrounding native bush of Tallaganda State Forest includes majestic stands of brown barrel, making bushwalking, four-wheel-drive tours and mountain bike riding a favourite in the area. Bird watching is also popular, with the rare olive whistler a possible sighting.
From Braidwood, follow Krawarree Road to Nithsdal, before taking Parlour Creek Road into the forest. Follow Coxes Creek Road through the pine plantations before turning into Lowden Road which will take you to the forest park.
Tallaganda Forest Drive
Closures and notices
- 30 Oct 2020 until further noticeLowden Forest Rest Area in Tallaganda State Forest closed until further notice
- Important information when visiting state forests
- Call '000' in a bushfire emergency (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Signs in State Forests
- Solid Fuel Fire Bans
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. Find out more about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits.
Pesticide use This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Find out how to minimise the impact of your visit.