#PlacesOfNRM – Bunjil Rocks

Bunjil Rocks is located about 30 kilometres south of Perenjori – just a few kilometres west of the Mullewa-Wubin Highway. The site features a number of large granite outcrops surrounded by native bushland – all protected as a nature reserve. It is a popular spot for local visitors and tourists alike.

The granite outcrops contain several natural water holes and pools (“gnammas”) which retain water for much of the year. In spring, the surrounding bushland comes alive with wildflowers – including a number of spectacular orchid species.

Bunjil Rocks is a beautiful spot for a picnic and a great place to bring the kids who can look for tadpoles and other water creatures in the pools. There is plenty of other wildlife around too, including lizards and numerous bird species.

Camping is permitted at Bunjil Rocks, but there are no facilities so visitors need to bring everything that they might require.

As with all of our beautiful natural landscape, visitors are reminded to please remember to “take only photos and leave only footprints”.

This year, Bunjil Rocks will be the site of the first BioBlitz to be organised by NACC and partners (Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group and Moore Catchment Council) in the Midwest – on 23-24 September.

A BioBlitz is a free, intense, fun-filled 24-hour biodiversity survey – involving the rapid collection of biological data from a particular site. It’s a great chance for scientists and interested community members to get together to spend a weekend in the great outdoors.

Participants will have the chance to learn more about the fauna and flora from the group of talented experts, and from each other. For more information, see: http://www.nacc.com.au/project/bioblitz/

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