Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve - Bong Bong, NSW, Australia
S 34° 31.935 E 150° 23.811
56H E 261084 N 6175748
Quick Description: More than 80 species of birds can be seen at the Cecil Hoskins Reserve. There are signage and overlooks to enhance your visit.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 11/15/2009 11:48:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM7NW4
Opened: December 14, 1975
Named for Sir Cecil Hoskins, who had been involved in several parks/garden projects throughout the disctrict.
Location: On the banks of the Wingecarribee river, near a small settlement that had been established in 1817, called Bong Bong. In 1892 the river was claimed for the Moss Vale water supply and a weir built in the 1920's, which caused water to back up and create the lagoon that is now the haven for the birds and wildlife at this park. The area was declared a Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary on December 2, 1932 and is now managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. There are picnic facilities, toilets, walking tracks, and there are hundreds of trees and shrubs (many that were specifically planted) as well as more than 80 species of birds, native water rats, platypus, and kangaroos.
School/study groups welcome.
Inquires can be made to the Dist Superintendent, Natl Parks & Wildlife Service, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577 Phone (048) 877270.
The list of birds and animals that can be viewed at this reserve can be accessed at this website:
A visitor to the Reserve might view the following: frogs, Pacific black duck, black swan, dusky moorhen, Eurasian coot and grey teal, southern boobook, white throated needletail, welcome swallow and spotted pardalote, also eastern grey kangaroos, platypus and water rats.