"Patchwork Cottage" Along the "Bird Trails of Cooloola"
About "Patchwork Cottage"
Patchwork Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Imbil, a township in the Mary Valley.
A quaint old Cottage, the banks of Yabba Creek and Imbil itself are a short walk from Patchwork.
Other Mary Valley "Bird Trails" Sites too are within easy driving distance.
(For Origin of ImbilPlace Name & others, Click on Highlighted Text)
(For Origin of YabbaPlace Name & others, Click on Highlighted Text)
(Please Note that "Patchwork Cottage" is unfortunately currently unavailable for stays at present. Walks outside the property as outlined may still be undertaken, with Birds as listed still likely to be seen. We will advise through this Page should "Patchwork" again become available for stays. For more great places to stay while visiting Imbil & the Mary Valley, Click Here ) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your Birding Experience (On & Off Site) –
Backing as it does onto a forested gully linking to more heavily forested regions further up in the hills, Patchwork Cottage is unique, few other urban properties providing the opportunity to view Regent and Satin Bowerbird, Green Catbird, Emerald Dove and Wonga Pigeon in the “Backyard”! (in August).
Patchwork offers “Birders” the choice of either sitting in their “Backyard” for a spot of leisurely “Birding”, or “stepping out” for a more vigorous Bird experience.
To Print Out Seasonal and Ongoing lists of Bird Species recorded at "Patchwork Cottage", Click on the Following -
Road Conditions – Access to “Patchwork Cottage” is via the well sealed Gympie – Brooloo Road to – Exit right into Kandanga – Imbil Road – Kandanga - Imbil Road is well sealed to - Exit right into Yabba Creek Road - Yabba Creek Road is well sealed to - After driving through Imbil - Exit left into Mathias Street – Mathias Street is well sealed
Please drive according to conditions on all “Bird Trails of Cooloola”.
(For Origin of KandangaPlace Name & others, Click on Highlighted Text)
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Habitat Type (As per Regional Ecosystem (RE) Data) –
RE 12.11.3 - Open forest generally with Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Offsite Walking Excursion 1 –
Ease of Difficulty – Moderate to Steep Inclines
Km – 4.2km return
Walking Conditions –
Paved narrow Carriageway becoming unsealed towards Excursion end
Verge width varies with some grassed verges
Points to Note for your Safety –
Watch for Light Traffic
Blind corners exist in Carriageway with some steep crests
Keep to verges
Take care and watch for loose gravel when negotiating final unpaved section of Bundy road
Leaving Patchwork Cottage, turn right into Mathias Street.
This merges to Bundy Road, (a no-through road)
Continue to end - (Excursion finishes at entrance to gated Private Property)
What to expect of your Excursion –
Spectacular views of surrounding forested hills and farmlands
Habitat transition from Urban to Open Forest with eventually, as Bundy Road descends, a beautiful heavily forested gully
Among the variety of Bird Species you may encounter are –
Red-browed Finch, Eastern Spinebill, Yellow-faced, Scarlet, White-cheeked and New Holland Honeyeater, Golden and Rufous Whistler, Spectacled Monarch, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Wonga Pigeon
(Note – Surveying conditions and Bird Species as described are accurate at time of compilation; these may vary over time with the influence of climate and other factors)