**Edit** Sadly some of these nest have been destroyed since our last visit. Reports in Jan, 2018 2 of the nests are still standing, but not the large iconic nest at the bottom of the field - the nest in the top left image. *insert sad face here*
Next time you want to see the look of amazement on your kids faces, Mamma wants you to try this. Bundle everyone in the car. Pack a picnic lunch or some snacks and tell them we are heading on a walk. Drive to Kallisata which is stunning to begin with and park at the beginning of Neuman Track. Follow the path on the slow downhill trail for maybe 500/600 metres and watch as these 'dragons nests' appear before their very eyes! There are about half a dozen of these man made and intricately put together nests. The theories and stories that you can conjure up are limitless! Especially about the 'papa bear' of the nests at the bottom of the field - your entire family can rest in that one! The structure of the nests are fairly solid but care is needed getting in and out. Safe to say our 8 legged spider buddies enjoy the nests as well so do keep an eye out. Besides the nests the space is nice and open with great opportunities for your own bush play and build a cubby of your own. Or even challenge your fellow knight to a mighty sword fight as they protect the nests from egg raiders. The sounds of this trail and open area are also stunning. See if the kids can sit still and quiet enough for some feathered friends to fly right on by. Mamma has lost count how many birds make their home in the bush nearby but the calls are beautiful.
Mamma's special mention: If this is an adventure that they loved, be sure to take them up to Redwood Forest in East Warburton next!
the nitty gritty
pram acessible (but boggy) - no dogs permitted - no facilities - small car park - nature play
Neuman Track which starts at approx 31 Grantulla Road, Kallista
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