About the listing
Power Creek Reserve
- A Community Conservation Project -
Power Creek Reserve is situated in the township of Timboon, just 12km inland from the Great Ocean Road. The reserve follows Power Creek for approximately 2km south of the town. This remnant of natural forest was set aside in the 1880's fro a railway line that was never constructed, it would have connected Timboon to Port Campbell. Today it provides a link between the Curdies River Valley and the Cowley's Creek Reserve.
The Reserve boasts a peaceful picnic area with tables beside the creek, a children's playground and War Memorial. There is a car park nearby and it's also close to the swimming pool and shopping precinct.
The reserve now include's 5km of walking tracks and covers a total of 16.5 hectares,
- Vegetation to be found:
Manna Gum, Messmate, Brown Stringybark, Swamp Gum, Austral Mulberry, Prickly Currant-bush, Musk-daisy bush, Hazel Pomaderris and Privet Mock-olive.
- Animals known to frequent the Reserve are:
Koalas, Ring-tailed Possums, Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas, Bush-tailed Possums and gliders.
- Reptiles include:
Tiger Snakes, Copperheads, Black Snakes and Blue-tongued Lizards,
- Bird life includes:
Buff-banded Rail, Sacred Kingfisher,, Brown and Grey Goshawks, Owls, White-throated Treecreeper, Crested Shrike-tit, Golden Whistler, Galahs, Gang Gangs, Krimson, Eastern Rosellas and Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos