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A short drive south of Kaniva brings you to Billy Ho Bush Walk, a favourite spot for locals with seating and campfire area.
This is a terrific place to view native orchids (abundant in spring) and search for birds while strolling the meandering 2.7 km. track passing through stately yellow gums, twisted brown stringy barks, banksias and heaths. This walk also gives you a good indiation of the Little Desert for those who are on limited time. The high pitched calls of Southern Scrub Robins can be heard from among the thick, leaf-littered bush along the edges of the track. Imitating their calls, particularly in spring, will often bring an ardent response as they try to track down the intruder sometimes coming within a few metres of the culprit. Various Honeyeaters and Parrots, as well as Pardalotes, Wrens, Thornbills and Whistlers make Billy Ho their home. Other sightings are always likely – Sittellas, Trillers, Cuckoos, Owlet Nightjars, Heath wrens, Yellow–tailed and Red-tailed Black Cockatoos or Raptors could surprise you.
While walking you may disturb Kangaroos, see Emus taking a stroll or come across an Echidna or a Stumpy Tail Lizard. Tracks and marks in the sand provide clues as to previous wildlife activity.
Information in a box at the entrance gives an indication of the tracks and signs you might see.
Billy Ho is private property and the generosity of the owners in allowing others to enjoy its many attractions warrants our respect in all possible ways. Please take all rubbish home with you.
BILLY HO BUSH WALK (22 KM RETURN) LILLIMUR SOUTH RESERVE (22 KM RETURN) MOOREE RESERVE (40 KM RETURN)
Distances are for individual trips measured from the Roundabout. Visitors are advised not to venture onto sandy tracks in two- wheel drive vehicles.
DIRECTIONS FOR ONE TRIP TAKING IN ALL THREE
Turn left at the Roundabout and head South-west along Lillimur South Road.
Billy Ho turn-off (3.2km. - signposted) Left onto gravel road past three cross roads to Billy Ho entrance on right (7.3km.) Turn through the gate to the right for 185mt, to begin the walk.
Return to bitumen. Turn left, 7 km. to Lillimur South Reserve.
Continue along the bitumen a further 6 km to Moree Reserve turn-off (signposted). Gravel road - 2 km. to entrance. Leeor Road, to the right, goes directly to the Western Highway.