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Monday, March 14, 2016

Wildlife at Mulligans Campground, Gibraltar Range National Park, NSW: Part 4.

Along the Gwydir Highway we moved camp three times even though the campsites were very close together and it would have been possible to base ourselves at one campground and day visit all the others. Where possible we like to camp in a National Park rather than day visit because we really enjoy sitting in the campground and observing the local wildlife. Early mornings and late afternoons, as well as after dark, are usually the best times to observe wildlife and it is easier to be there at these times while camping.

At Mulligans Campground our every move was observed by a Satin Bowerbird and at one point it tried to steal our morning tea by darting at us while making loud noises. We've never thought of Bowerbirds as being aggressive but this one was very pushy. We were also watched by a couple of Pied Currawongs but they appeared to be intimidated by the aggressive Bowerbird and stayed sitting in the trees.

In the late afternoons, Red-necked Wallabies would wander around our campsite.

White-throated Scrubwrens, Eastern Yellow Robins, Brown Thornbills, and Bassian Thrush were also common around our campsite.


  1. It looks like a great place to take in the beauty of nature!

    1. Yes, there is lots to see and do there. Also, it's a bit of luxury for a National Park to have taps and tables at every site and an amenities block with cold showers.

  2. I frequent mulligans quite a bit. The currawongs always manage to nab our food. The yellow wrens are magnificent too.

  3. It would be a great place for frequent visits. We would like to go back as there are a few walks we didn't get time to do.