There are a number of bushwalks within a short distance of the Molesworth Environment Centre.
These walks have been established on private land, kindly provided by the landowners. Access is not permitted unless accompanied by Molesworth Environment Centre staff on a school visit. Suggested times for walks will vary depending on the group.
2-3 hours - Campfire and damper available.
This walk can focus on native animals and plants, trees, soils, lichens and caves.
Along the trail there are examples of changing bushland, from open grassland, mixed eucalypt forest and semi rainforest communities.
The track has a short steep uphill section, with the remainder downhill and flat. There are some rocky sections.
Groups can also go up into the cave area to observe the coloured sandstone, animal habitats and changing vegetation type.
Collins Cap Walk via Myrtle Forest
All day - grades 4 to 12.
MEC coordinators will meet your school bus at the Collinsvale School and drive with you to Myrtle Forest. Please note that a minimum of 4½ hours is required for this walk for primary age students and 4 hours for high school students.
The walk begins at the Myrtle Forest track, turning off to Collins Cap (1098m) about an hour along the track. This walk involves a steep rocky climb, however the view from the top is well worth the effort.
This walk includes beautiful rainforest which, as you climb, changes to a contrasting alpine environment.
All students will need good shoes, a large drink, lunch, warm clothing (including beanie and gloves) and a raincoat.
Myrtle Forest Walk
2-3 hours - all ages
The Myrtle Forest track starts just out of Collinsvale. This walk can be made as short or long as the group requires. MEC coordinators will meet your school bus at the Collinsvale School and drive with you to the beginning of the Myrtle Forest walk.
Walking beside a creek which includes waterfalls, we pass native rainforest species such as tree ferns, fungi and waratah. The walk is a steep, rocky climb to begin with and there can be some muddy patches.
Children will need good shoes, appropriate clothes and plenty to eat and drink.