Eurobodalla National Park (NSW)

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Spotted gum trees are prevalent on the New South Wales south coast, a part of the world I recently visited. The name Spotted gum is actually the common name for four species that grow along the east coast of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland. They are attractive trees with their straight, slender trunks and smooth bark that is shed in patches, giving the trees their characteristic spotted appearance.

Walking amoung them while meandering around river mouths in Eurobodalla National Park was a pleasant and peaceful past-time. There are lots of great walking trails in what Australians call National Parks, and below them on the conservation scale are Nature Reserves. If you are travelling with a dog access to National Parks is off limits as there scent frightens off native animals, which may even abandon their young, but most Nature Reserves allow for restricted dog access. Always best to do your research before you go.