Flora and Fauna
In the higher altitude, the summit support sub-alpine communities,
dominated by snow gums, with an understorey of snow grass with
patches of open and closed heath.
In the lower-lying slopes and gullies are found both dry and
moist eucalypt woodlands, with tall eucalypt forest occuring to the
south and east of Mount Canobolas.
Mount Canobolas is home to a unique subspecies of candlebark gum
Eucalyptus rubida canobolensis, which grows only in this
area. Recent surveys have also revealed a previously unknown species
There are a number of wildlife to be found including the
endangered yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis and the
little pied bat Chalinolobus icatus.
Located at the foot of Mount Canobolas, is this artificial lake with
well established willows and poplars growing on its foreshores, as
well as good picnic and barbecue facilities. There is a wide range
of leisure activities including sail-boating, swimming, and fishing.
Paddle boats are available for hire during the warmer months. There
is a great walking track surrounding the lake.
On the eastern side of the lake is the old Pumphouse, that has
been fully restored.
Source NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
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National Parks and Wildlife Services or the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
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