If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, then you must take a trip out to Oakey Hill Nature Reserve. This park encompasses 65 hectares and is part of the more massive Canberra Nature Park. This terrain provides stunning views of Canberra that you can not miss.
In addition to giving us breathtaking views, Oakey Hill Nature Reserve is also a beautiful place to engage in a plethora of activities. Visitors can hike, bike, and even go horseback riding on designated trails throughout the reserve. Your four-legged friends can also join you for a stroll, provided that they are on a leash.
Flora and Fauna
Many people enjoy venturing to Oakey Hill Nature Preserve because of the wide range of plants and animals you can find there. Bird watching is an activity in which many visitors like to engage. Several populations of birds from declining species have made this park their home. Additionally, conservationists have identified a population of threatened pink-tailed worm-lizards.
The name of the park is thought to be derived from the drooping she-oaks that can be found abundantly in this area. The reserve helps to keep the endangered Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland protected and thriving. Another plant of interest that you can find in the park is the rare pale flax lily.
The Full Experience
If you want to get the most out of your experience in Oakey Hill Nature Reserve, consider going on an interpretive walk with a member of Oakey Hill ParkCare. These walks will help you to identify animals and plants of interest. They will also help you to engage with the park in an unprecedented way.