a wide range of flora and fauna in the surrounding area Edrom
Lodge makes a great place to locate yourself to enjoy many
different activities such as:
- Enjoy the many State and National Parks that abound in
the area. Many in close proximity to Edrom Lodge with well
established and well maintained walking tracks for all levels
walking tracks have been developed around Edrom Lodge
for education or enjoyment by day visitors and accommodated
groups alike. A comprehensive set of notes with photographs
is available for each walk. These notes are for teachers,
students and interested visitors. A set of notes on the
fauna around Edrom Lodge complementing the four walk notes
is also available.
1. Fisheries Flat Walk - Around the bay,
south of Edrom Lodge, lies Fisheries Flat. The track here
is suitable for groups studying biology, botany or ecology.
There are examples of vegetation succession from sand
on the beach to the forest growing to the east. Succession
on a rock face as well as forest recolonisation of previously
cleared sites are also illustrated.
From the beach the track loops through a number of forest
sites and ends at the Fisheries Creek estuary.
2. Geology Walk - Edrom Lodge sits in
an interesting geological structure. Three different ages
of sedimentary and volcanic rock can be seen in the immediate
area of the Lodge grounds.
Rocks that were formed during the Ordovician age (about
500 million years ago), the Middle Devonian age and recently
(about 1 million years ago) are within walking distance of
Notes on this geology, prepared by Dr. S D Beams of
the Geology Department of La Trobe University in Melbourne,
3. Seashore Environment Walk - Marine
biology is the central concern of this walk which runs
along the Edrom foreshore through Fisheries Flat beach
to the Estuary.
Although this is essentially a biological excursion, some
historical and geological points are included. Seashore
animals do not hang haphazardly to their rocky homes -
they have a reason for being there!
Low tide is the best time to see this environment. The
walk is a rocky one, so sandshoes, not thongs, should
Tower Walk -
This multipurpose walk concentrates on environmental subjects
with some items of geological and historical interest
The walk is 4.7km long, taking about three or four hours,
depending on your level of fitness and how long you take
to admire the scenery along the way! It links with the
National Park coastal walk at Boyd's Tower.
The notes for the walk have been produced to assist primary
and secondary school teachers, but can be used by the general public.
Rides - Investigate the 9.8km bike path on the
Bikely website tagged with: Recreational, Onroad and MTB,
Intermediate, Offroad, Low traffic, Rough, Rural, Scenic
- For the school
groups that are prepared for travel, the Wallagaraugh
Forest Drive and Rainforest Walk lies south-west
of Edrom Lodge, in Nadgee State Forest (see map below).
- The Eden area has fantastic fishing opportunities from
the wharves, beaches and pristine eustaries to offshore game-fishing.
The crystal clear water makes a great place to scuba dive
or snorkel within the safe confines of the heads or venture
offshore to the many reefs and wrecks.
History including abundant wildlife, flora, geology, whale
watching, national & state parks - Enjoy the
bountiful wildlife the area has to offer from the over curious
goannas and the almost tame kangaroos, along with the bird
life of Ben Boyd National Park, to some of the rarer and
lesser seen species that inhabit the many parks and reserves
in the area. Twofold Bay is a stop over point in the whales'
migrational route up and down the eastern coast and many
visitors delight in the antics of these frolicking giants;
a far cry from the past where these majestic creature were
nearly hunted to extinction. The surrounding bush makes
for a spectacular sight when the wildflowers and orchids
are out in full bloom and the numerous Nature and Flora
Reserves hold some very unique ecosystems.