WHEENY CREEK
93 kilometres from Newtown - about 1 hour 45 minutes drive is Wheeney Creek - this is a wilderness camping area although now the Hawkesbury Council has built flush toilets in the picnic area.
There are not any marked trails - with the drought the river is very low and the undergrowth has all but died making it great for exploring - remember to observe where you are. It is very easy to get lost. Take a compass.
Wheeny Creek is a bird watchers paradise.  If you sit quietly you will be surrounded by the most amazing variety of birds and even an inquisitive lace monitor.
The road from Wheeny Creek to Colo can be dangerous after rain.
Bird Count for Wheeny Creek
2 - Gang gang - Calloephalon fimbriatum
2 - Wonga pigeon - Leucosarcia melanoleuca
1 - Brown pigeon - Macropygia amboinensis
6> - Superb blue wren - Malurus cyaneus
2 - supurb lyrebird - Menura novaehollandiae
2 - Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
2 - Sulpher crested parrot - Cacatua galerita
2 - Azure kingfisher - Ceyx azureus
1 - Whipbird - Psophodes olivaceus
2 - Kookaburra - Dacelo gigus
6> - Red browed firetail - Emblema temporalis
4> - Lewins honeyeater - Meliphaga lewinii
1 - Barking owl - Ninox connivens
1 - Rufous fantail - Rhipidura rufifrons
out of focus Azure kingfisher
Lewins honey eater
Red browed firetail
1 - Lace monitor - Varanus varius
Dingo - Canis familiaris
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