The Lilypond Reserve was the first project encompassed by the Port Macquarie Landcare Group. It is found at the eastern end of Koala Street, taking in about 1.5 hectares of lovely protected forests and a designated headwater wetland.

This site and its three protected forest types and wetland zone are home to over 115 species of birds (a five year study program), water dragons, land mullets, tortoises, eels, fish, koalas, ring tailed possums, frogs and an extensive number of insects and plant species.

The entire area is accessed by the wheelchair friendly raised boardwalk from Koala Street, having three seating areas, where users can absorb the calm and beauty of the surrounds.

The area has been fenced at its borders, defining the Pond from Mimosa Park, the neighbours and passing traffic and is now a designated nature walk within Port Macquarie. Entry is free, exuberance is free and enthusiasm remains to preserve this little part of nature and its wonders.

This reserve reached ecological maintenance in 2018 and has been returned to the Council Natural Resources Section's Bush Regeneration Team for ongoing maintenance.

One of the locals

Its not just about plants