The Mount Mee Forest Trail follows a loop through the northern section of D'Aguilar National Park. The road is unsealed and listed as Easy 4WD. There are plenty of things to do along the way for an enjoyable days outing or you can extend the trip by tent camping in either Archer Camping Area or Neurum Creek Camping Area. For the 4WD enthusiast there are also tracks listed as Moderate and Difficult in the park. A PDF map of the trail can be found here .
It is a short walk to Rocky Hole Lookout from the car park and from there only a few stairs down to this inviting swimming hole.
|Orange Threadtail at Rocky Hole.|
We particularly enjoyed the Mill Rainforest Walk. Magnificent strangler figs and epiphytes abound.
|Footbridge along the Mill Rainforest Walk.|
|Paradise Riflebird, male.|
Falls Lookout, Class 2,1 km return to the lookout.
A short walk to a lookout overlooking the northern side of D'Aguilar Range and Neurum Valley. The walk continues down to Bulls Falls.
|The view from Falls Lookout|
The Gantry Day Use Area
|The Gantry Day Use Area|
Somerset Trail, Class 4, 13 km circuit.
We had a quick peek along the trail and decided to come back for this walk at a cooler time of year.
Piccabeen Walk, Class 2, 1 km circuit.
This is a very pleasant walk. The entire path is either bitumen or boardwalk, making it just perfect for wheelchairs or families with strollers.
|Resting area on the Piccabeen Walk.|
Broadwater Day Use Area
The Broadwater is a small day use area close to Archer Campground. There is access to Neurum Creek, a small toilet block and a few shady picnic tables.
|Broadwater Day Use Area|
|Swimming hole at the Broadwater Day Use Area, Nuerum Creek|
|Spectacled Monarch at Broadwater Day Use Area|
Wildlife List for Mount Mee section of D'Aguilar National Park:
Lace Monitor, Elf Skink, Bar-sided Skink, unidentified skink, Cane Toad, Yellow-faced Whip Snake, Red-bellied Black Snake, Black-striped Wallaby, Red-necked Pademelon, Red-legged Pademelon.
Insects: Razor Grinder Cicada.
Butterflies & Moths: Monarch, Meadow Argus, Yellow Albatross, Orchard Swallowtail, Clearwing Swallowtail, Small Grass-yellow, Blue Triangle, Blue Tiger, (Unidentified dark brown) Skipper, Varied Eggfly, Leafwing, White-banded Plane, Common Crow, Orange-spotted Moth, Heliotrope Moth.
Dragonflies & Damselflies: Scarlet Percher, Blue Skimmer. Orange Threadtail.
Birds: Satin Bowerbird, Australian Brush Turkey, Green Catbird, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Pied Currawong, Torresian Crow, Pacific Black Duck, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Emerald Dove, Spangled Drongo, Rufous Fantail, Red-browed Finch, Tawny Frogmouth, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Brown Gerygone, Lewin's Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Azure Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Forrest Kingfisher, Common Koel, Rainbow Lorikeet, Spectacled Monarch, Olive-backed Oriole, Australian King Parrot, Wonga Pigeon, Eastern Yellow Robin, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Large-billed Scrubwren, Brown Thornbill, Russet-tailed Thrush, Eastern Whipbird, Golden Whistler.