Sunday 10 June 2018
With such a nice day expected we made plans to visit Echo Sugarloaf. As it is only a short walk we had plenty of time to stop for a coffee at Cygnet, and also made the walk slightly longer by starting at the western end of Randalls Bay. It proved to be a good decision as there is no parking where the track starts.
|Echo Sugarloaf from Randalls Bay
|Dam Pond passed on the way
|Randalls Bay from Echo Sugarloaf
The reserve is 122 hectares and was donated to the state by local farmers, Max and Bev Thomas, for the protection of endangered species. Randalls Bay Landcare built a track which opened in 2018 and climbs quite gently most of the way by following the contours of the area. It does result in being about 300 metres distance from the top near the start but by the halfway mark you are 700 metres away. A pond with a well constructed platform is passed on the way.
Our version of the walk was 6.3k and took 1 ¾ hours of walking.