Kew, NSW

Kew Attractions

Bird Tree

Bird Tree is a large Blackbutt in Middle Brother National Park.It is 69 metres high with a girth of 11 metres and pre-dates the arrival of Captain Cook to Australia. From the picnic area ( tables only) there is a short moderate loop walking trail through old growth forest to this imposing giant. As you stroll along the walking trail you may even seen a koala or two.

Turn west off the Pacific Highway, 11 kilometres south of the Kew turnoff and 3 kilometres north of the turnoff to Johns River, onto Middle Brother Road (signposted to Bird Tree). Follow the signs to the Bird Tree car parking and picnic area along this rough unsealed road for 9 kilometres.

Old Bottlebutt

This old Bottlebutt is the largest Red Bloodwood tree to so far be found in the southern hemisphere and has an estimated age of 200-plus years. It is one of the largest and most unusual trees of its species, with a recorded girth of more than 16 metres just above its base. The Old Bottlebutt is accessible via the Old Bottlebutt Walking Track which meanders through an area of remnant rainforest in a 600 metre loop, crossing over a few small footbridges. The walking track is made of compacted gravel and winds around the existing trees in the forest. It is an easy walk but not really suitable for wheelchairs. If you are towing a caravan there is a parking area on both sides of Internal Break Road near the picnic area and a turning circle 300 metres further on from the picnic area.

Travel north from Kew along the Pacific Highway for 7 kilometres then turn left onto Bago Road. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout to stay on Bago Road. Travel 3 kilometres then turn right onto Internal Break Road. Follow this gravel road for 3 kilometres to the entrance to the picnic area which is on the left. It is well signposted,

The Big Axe

The Big Axe, which is 8 metres long, is situated adjacent to the Kew Information Centre. The original Big Axe was built in 1979 and replaced in 2002 as a result of ant induced damage.

This page last reviewed on 2 Dec 2016