When we visited in early spring, we were lucky enough to find many of the smaller shrubberies in bloom, with small golden wattles being the predominant bloom. There is an abundance of driving tracks easily accessible by a small car, but they are dirt tracks with the occasional pothole. The tracks are suited to a slow meander when driving through so you can catch a glimpse of the mob of 30 plus kangaroos that call Tunstalls Nature Conservation Reserve their home. We were also lucky enough to catch a very shy echidna making his way along the roadside before it dug itself into the earth once it spotted us. As you walk through the bush you will be serenaded by the local birds which consist of White-winged Choughs, Magpies, Galahs and Corellas high up in the treetops.
As always when visiting our wonderful Aussie bushland, wear sturdy footwear, be alert, but not alarmed and on the lookout for snakes, take plenty of water with you and enjoy your time out in nature. There are no toilets available, but Parks Victoria advises that if you do need to go, be sure to dig a hole at least 15cm deep and cover when done. If you cannot bear to use a bush toilet, there are public toilets located at the Orme Sowden Playground in Bealiba.
Bring a picnic lunch with you as there are no local shops within the very small township of Bealiba and please abide by the current COVID-19 restrictions for the area.