Cabbage Tree Flora Reserve
Cabbage Tree Flora Reserve is a 1,700 hectare reserve that protects Victoria's only population of Cabbage Palms, (Livistona australis ). The naturalist, Baron von Muller discovered this isolated pocket of palms here in 1854. It is thought that the local Indigenous people may have planted them from seed obtained from a more northern tribe.
|Cabbage Tree Palm|
Cabbage Tree Flora Reserve is located approximately 25 minutes from Orbost. Take the A1 towards Cann River. After 20km, there is a track to your right called Palm Track. Continue down this track until you come to the parking area. If you are coming from Cann River, take the Cabbage Tree Conran road before Cabbage Tree. Continue 5 .4 km and turn right onto Marlo Cabbage Tree Road. Drive for 5.7 km and turn right onto Palm Track. Palm Track takes you to the Cabbage Tree walk. There are picnic tables and an information board.
|The sign for Cabbage Tree Creek|
|Wonga Pigeon, quite a common bird at the reserve|
The area around Cabbage Tree Flora Reserve is also quite well known for owls. Masked and Sooty Owl are often seen while spotlighting.
Cape Conran Coastal Park is very close to Cabbage Tree reserve, so it is definitely worth paying a visit while exploring Cape Conran Coastal Park.