Batemans Bay Bushwalkers: Cullendulla Rat Tail Orchid Walk

Thirteen members met at Cullendulla Nature Reserve on Square Head for a 5 km stroll over the headland and down to the beach on Cullendulla Creek.  There are views of Long Beach and Maloneys Beach towards Murramarang National Park to the north and to the south you see the township of Batemans Bay and southern suburbs.  A few early Spring flowers lined the track – most notably a good sprinkling of the delicate pink terrestrial Ladyfinger orchids (Caladenia carnea).

Then walkers followed Cullendulla Creek west through mangroves and sheoaks, and found the last of the Rats Tail Orchids (Dockrilla teretifolia) flowering on sheoaks overhanging the water.  We also put up a small group of kangaroos who skidded into the shelter of the forest to watch us pass.


Photos courtesy of Karen and Bob About the BATEMANS BAY BUSHWALKERS INC. First formed in 1985, we have about 200 members. We are not-for-profit and run by volunteers We are an Incorporated Association with a Constitution and a Committee to oversee administration Personal Accident, Public Liability and Associations Liability Insurance is funded by your annual subscriptions We publish 4 Walks Programs per year, with 2 walks a week of varying grades. Visitors are welcome on walks and are covered by our insurance for 3 walks per financial year Walks are led by volunteer Walk Leaders, who carry a GPS, topographic map, and when appropriate, a safety beacon. We take our safety seriously. Bushwalking is a risky business, accidents do happen, injuries do result. Each walk is graded for difficulty so that you can choose walks to suit your level of ability. Members and Visitors sign a Responsibility Waiver before each walk. We also get together for a variety of social activities and camps, but you have to be a Member to come along to those