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As we plan our bushwalks it is helpful to remember that our short time on the track comes after a long history. Understanding some of this history and the environment will give a deeper appreciation for these incredible places.

We come after people have lived here for tens of thousands of years, even through the last ice age. This is an ancient land, with an ancient culture that is rich and complex. Let's take some time to understand some of its rich histories.

The natural history of this continent is truly ancient and unique. The geology & climate has given rise to a very special ecology with a very diverse range of plants and animals. Developing an eye for this variety makes walking even more enjoyable allowing you to spot the amazing wildflowers, hear the distinct bird calls or even to know when to keep an eye out for koala or other unique animals.

Acknowledgment of Country
Let's acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land
Flora and Fauna
Flora and fauna of NSW
Flora and Fauna
Find out more about wildlife in Tasmania
Flora and Fauna
Discover the plants and animals of QLD and learn about the wildlife.
Flora and Fauna of Central Australia
Discover the plants and animals of Central Australia