Secret Creek

Two weeks ago I boarded a coach with a group of fellow uni students for a 3-day Ecology field trip at the Blue Mountains. One of the highlights of our trip was a night visit to Secret Creek.

Secret Creek is located a short distance from the centre of Lithgow. If you're interested in an outing with a difference, I would highly recommend this experience.

Secret Creek is a tranquil idyll set amongst the trees. The sanctuary was set up in 2004 as an endangered species breeding program. Ten acres of bushland house an array of endangered native species.

Upon our arrival we were ushered into an old logged cabin, which, once the owner's house, has been converted in a restaurant. Stunning food and great service to match.

After choosing from the menu we were taken on a dusk tour to meet the free-range residents, who were busy going about their nocturnal business. From potoroos to  curlews (I fell in love with a curlew- we shared a moment) and spotted quolls (below) - it was such an amazing experience to see these strange creatures for the first time. If you visit, consider adding a guided walk for the cost of $15.

Trevor - the owner and breeder at Secret Creek - is doing a tremendous job with the program he initiated after his previous life as a miner of 20 years. A friendly, personable, delicious and inspirational experience - stamp this one on your To Do list!

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