Crows Nest Queensland, The Village in High Country
 

Hartmann Park  beautiful bushland setting

Vegetation 

The vegetation of Hartmann Park is still in good condition in both the upper and lower strata. The area supports an unusual combination of eight Eucalyptus species, displaying a common association of canopy species throughout the area; Eucalyptus mollucanna, Eucalyptus acmenoides, Eucalyptus resinifera, Corymbia gummifera and Angophora woodsiana, a species that appears to be unique to this location. 

Hartmann Park boasts the only remaining location in Queensland of Baeckea diosmifolia known at present.

There is an excellent display of banksias, teatrees and trigger plants in the heathland understory of the open forest.

Grass Trees Xanthorrhoea johnsonii have long straight spears of white blossoms extending from the top of the tree. Flowering is especially profuse in the year following a bush fire.

Hartmann Park was donated to the Council in the 1970s by Mr Hubert Hartmann.

Hatmann Park Bald Hills Creek
Bald Hills Creek

 

Location 

Hartmann Park Crows Nest Qld Map

Parking at the eastern end of William St.

Picnic area

Shelter, Toilets, BBQ, Picnic tables,

applegum hartmann walkWalks

There is a short walk within the park. Applegum Walk connects to Bullockys Rest.

Geology

Sandstone shelf  – the walk passes over a shelf of sandstone rock which offers some magnificent landscape and geological features.

Soil variety – there is an interesting variety of soils, from loose sand, alluvial clays to hard sandstone rock, allowing for a diverse range of native species to flourish.

Human influence has been minimised along the track and on the northern side of the creek, allowing for a largely undisturbed natural ecosystem to thrive along the walk.

Flora and fauna

Plants
Broad-leaved Apple
Coffee Bush
Conesticks
Cough Bush
Dog bush
Flannel Fower
Granite wattle
Grasstree
Grey Gum
Hairpin Banksia
Hovea
King Banksia
Pimelia
Qld silver wattle
Red Ash
Smooth-barked apple
Tea tree
Trigger plant
Twiggy baeckea
Weeping Bottlebrush
Yellow stringybark

Ferns:
Basket Fern
Maiden Hair Fern
Rasp Fern
Rock Fern
Angophora subvelutina
Breynia oblongfolia
Petrophile canescens
Cassinia laevis
Jacksonia scoparia
Actinotus helianthi
Acacia granitica
Xanthorrhoea johnsonnii
Eucalyptus biturbinata
Banksia spinulosa var. collina
Hovea longifolia var lanceolota
Banksia integrifolia var. compar
Pimilea liifolia
Acacia podalyrafolia
Alphitonia excelsa
Angophora leiocarpa
Leptospernum trinervium
Stylidium larcifolium
Babingtonia virgata
Callistemon viminalis
Eucalyptus acmenoides


Drymaria rigidula
Adiantum aethopicum
Doodea asperata
Cheilanthes tenuifolia

 

Birds
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Great Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Buff-banded Rail
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Masked Lapwing
Spotted Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Dollarbird
Galah
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Australian King-Parrot
Pale-headed Rosella
Musk Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
White-throated Treecreeper
Variegated Fairy-wren
Superb Fairy-wren
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Eastern Spinebill
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Scarlet Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Little Friarbird
Noisy Friarbird
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Speckled Warbler
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Brown Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
White-throated Gerygone
Grey-crowned Babbler
Eastern Whipbird
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Common Cicadabird
Grey Shrike-Thrush
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Willie Wagtail
Grey Fantail
Magpie-lark
Leaden Flycatcher
Torresian Crow
Apostlebird
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Silvereye
Common Myna
Mistletoebird
House Sparrow
Red-browed Finch

 

Other animals
Red-necked Wallaby
Echidna
Water Dragon
Water-rat 
Macropus rufogriseus
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Intellagama lesueurii
Hydromys chrysogaster  

 

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