Hallidays Point Area
The Hallidays Point area lies between the Taree and Forster/Great Lakes Region. The Littoral Rainforest's at Black and Red Head have well established tracks and are easy to access.
Please click on the following link to see a Map of Diamond Beach and Hallidays Point. Please click again over the map which will enlarge it for easy reference.
This area contains the following sites, each site heading name ia a link to a Map.
Black Head Flora Reserve and Wylie Breckenridge Park The main vegetation communities include Littoral Rainforest, a mixed Swamp/Sclerophyll Forest, Wet Sclerophyll Forest and a Rushland surrounding the lagoon. A small patch of Dry Sclerophyll Forest also occurs at this site near the western boundary. The following is a link to the Species List and Images
Black Head Reserve Located on the headland it is mainly Littoral Rainforest. Although there has been at least one flora study of the Tree Species, all data from it has been omitted and the species lists have been wholly compiled from field work. The following is a link to the Species List and Images
Diamond Beach This beach contains a very narrow weed infested hind dune and Littoral Rainforest. The latter community is highly degraded. Also included in the survey are two unnamed reserves containing mainly Sclerophyll Scrub and Swamp. The following is a link to the Species List
Diamond Beach Littoral Rainforest Located south of the village of Diamond Beach and named Diamond Beach LRF on the site map. In stark contrast to the other remnant Littoral Rainforest pockets, this one is exceptional containing the majority of the Rainforest taxon for Diamond Beach area. It also has a healthy population of Physignathus lesueurii, the Eastern Water Dragon. The following is a link to the Species List
Kappinghat Nature Reserve It should be noted that this Nature Reserve not only occurs at this site but also has disjunct portions in Old Bar and Taree. The survey covers only the Diamond Beach portion of the Nature Reserve and the adjoining Serenity Resort (Formerly known as the Ramada Resort). The main vegetation communities are a Eucalyptus pilularis/ Melaleuca styphelioides Wet Sclerophyll Forest with many riparian species occurring in and around Moore Creek and a Graminoid Clay Wet Heath. The latter community is not common and is usually associated with dry heath on exposed headlands. The following is a link to the Species List
Raintrees Diamond Beach A private arboretum in Diamond Beach which contains many Australian Rainforest Plants as well as a good selection of exotic species. The following is a link to the Species List
TallwoodsA separate site named Tallwoods has been included in the database to list those plants of interest which occur on private land outside the main study areas. The following is a link to the Species List
Species of interest include
- Diploglottis cunninghamii
- Mischocarpus australis
- Litsea ausralis
- Denhamia celastroides
- Cynanchum elegans