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  • Green Catbird

    © Penny Hall

  • Boobook Mountain Cottage

  • Mist view to rainforest

Boobook Mountain Cottage (Berry Mountain)

Eastern Bristlebird © David Stowe

Situated at Bellawongarah, 15 minutes from the historic village of Berry and 20 minutes from the picturesque Kangaroo Valley, we are just over two hours’ drive from the Sydney airport by car.  There is a train and shuttle bus  service to Berry from the airport.

We are happy to collect guests from Berry for a 2pm check-in on the day of your arrival. If you wish to explore the region, a car will be necessary.

The majority of the 62 hectare property is protected by a voluntary conservation agreement and is part of the Illawarra Great Eastern Range, an important corridor for flora and fauna.

Gang-gang Cockatoo © Kim Touzel

Our property is home to the endangered Eastern Bristlebird a very sought-after bird.  Wake up with the birds from your private self-contained cottage with forest views.  Wonga Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Topknot Pigeon, Australian Logrunner, Bassian Thrush, Superb Lyrebird, White-throated and Red-browed Treecreeper, Green Catbird, Satin Bowerbird, Yellow-throated and Large-billed Scrubwren are just some of the residents of the property. Southern Boobook, Powerful and Sooty Owl also visit the property at times.  Over the past 9 years we have recorded 104 bird species.  Wombats, Wallabies, Gliders, Possums and other small mammals/reptiles/frogs live on the property.

The cottage is a great base for birding the region with Bomaderry Creek NR (Rockwarbler) and Shoalhaven Heads (Shorebirds) 30 minutes away.  Barren Grounds NR/Budderoo NP (Eastern Ground Parrot, Pilotbird, Eastern Bristlebird), and Lake Wollumboola are 60 minutes away.

The cottage is bright, clean and comfortable and sleeps up to 4 people in one loft bedroom. There is a combustion wood heater, ceiling and floor fans, a well-equipped kitchen and washer/dryer.

Bird tours at the property may be possible at short notice. Please contact the host. For full day tours off the property please refer to Birding Shoalhaven under Bird Guides for more information.

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Carla Jackett

About Ausbird

Ausbird is owned & operated by Sicklebill Safaris, a small family run company based in North Queensland, Australia. Sicklebill Safaris has been operating in the Pacific region for over 20 years. In recent years we have been joined by other excellent guides and offer itineraries to Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as Australia and the Pacific.