Little Forest car park
Car park for the Little Forest Walking Track
Little Forest car park
Year round but mid Spring would have the most bird life due to the abundance of flowering plants
This walk is a great little track if you want to show overseas visitors what the Australian bush is like. It is a short track that’s relatively easy to do and if not for the odd step it would be a grade 1 so fitness is not really an issue. The Little Forest Walking Track starts at the car park and ends at the maintenance road which is were you turn around and return to the car park. The track surface varies from natural track through to metal mesh but there are no really difficult areas on the track to negotiate. One of the reasons this track is so good for visitors is that the vegetation changes a number of times along this short trail and packs an awful lot in for such a short time commitment.
There is plenty of seating along the trail as well as interpretive signage explaining what you are seeing and hearing. Some of this signage has seen better days but most of it is still readable. If you want to extend this walk turn right at the maintenance road and walk along for a short distance to large areas of heathland that are teaming with birdlife.
If you feel so inclined and have the fitness level, you can continue on at the turnaround point and turn right where a sign will direct you to either Rusden Head (5 km further) or Florence Head (2.5 km further). Both of these longer walks take you to cliff edges so caution should be exercised.
Start of Track
Interpretive signage explaining what’s there
Banksia in flower – Autumn
There is a lot of fungi around particularly in the wetter warmer months. Don’t eat anything that you aren’t certain is edible
Although this trail is short the vegetation changes a number of times along its length providing a good overview of the different types of Australian bush
Seating and signage is spaced regularly along to trail to rest and contemplate
End of the trail. If you turn right here you will come across two additional signs indicating the longer tracks ahead
Travel north from Milton-Ulladulla and turn on to Porters Creek Road. Follow along Porters Creek Road until you come to Mt Bushwalker Road and follow the signs to the left. You will come to the service road first but keep on going for about 30 metres and you will come the car park road. There is a sign just in along this road but it is partly overgrown.
The road is in good condition and suitable for non 4WD cars unless it has been raining very heavily
Highway turnoff onto Porters Creek Road
Google Maps will take you to this gate which is the maintenance road for this area. The turn off to the car park in 30 metres further on the left
This sign although partially obscured is visible as you approach the turn off. You just need to look left
This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker