Twelve adventurers took part in Naree’s first tagalong tour on 12-14 September 2014, travelling to the back of Bourke from several far flung locations. Bringing all their own gear and food, the party made camp for two nights in a shady mulga woodland setting at the edge of one of Naree’s beautiful ephemeral wetlands – the Coolibah Swamp, where a few shallow pools still lingered from the winter rainfall. Campers were treated to an exquisite dawn chorus, and enjoyed the bird watching and flower observing opportunities in the glorious spring weather.
A circuit tour of the property on the second day sampled many of the diverse habitats of the reserve, including the grassy ephemeral wetlands, lignum and canegrass swamps, mulga and mixed woodlands and Mukudjeroo Waterhole on Naree’s Cuttaburra Creek frontage.
We’re not sure who enjoyed the tour most – our visitors, or ourselves - since it was the first time we have camped out on our own reserve and we thoroughly enjoyed showing our keen visitors around. One of the highlights for us was sitting around the campfire and talking into the evening together.
Here’s to the next time!