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Day Excursion Saturday 9 March 2024 Dilkusha Nature Reserve, Maleny

9 March @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Delma Clifton & Tom Wixted


Saturday 9the March 2024

Details: Dilkusha Reserve is a 28ha, private property in Maleny. 30 years ago a group of six
people bought an old dairy farm to prevent it being subdivided and turned into urban
sprawl. Each owner built a house on an exclusive block near the top of the ridge and the
rest became common land. The owners have spent 30 years revegetating the property,
and the result is an amazing, mature rainforest. It is now home to 300 species of plants
and 245 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. These include
the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (and vine), the Pink Underwing Moth and its foodplant,
and the rare Eastern Pygmy Possum as well as six rare and endangered tree species.

Meeting Point: Meet Delma and Tom at the southern end of Balmoral Ridge Lane (652
Maleny-Montville Rd, Balmoral Ridge) at 0900. We will be walking down a steep formed
road for 800 metres, then will explore Obi Obi Creek and the rainforest, before climbing
slowly back up.

Amenities: BYO drinking water, morning tea and lunch. Tom and Delma will have facilities
for boiling water for coffee and tea. Recommended to bring hat, sunscreen, walking pole,
insect repellent, binoculars.

Directions: From Landsborough-Maleny Rd, Turn right into Maleny-Montville Rd. After
approximately 6.5km, turn left towards Balmoral Ridge Lookout. Almost immediately, turn
left and park along the lane.

Make it a weekend: Delma and Tom will be staying Saturday night in the area and will be walking Mary Cairncross Park at 9am on Sunday. You are open to arrange your own accomadation and join us.

If you are a current member and interested in joining us please complete the form below. If you are not a current member but would like to join this excursion please sign up online here.


9 March
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Lake Baroon, North Maleny QLD 4552
Lake Baroon
North Maleny, Queensland Australia
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