This area behind the museum and starting at the historic house museum, "Fernlea House", is well worth a visit.
The area was identified as a good birding spot during the initial bird survey. It was decided to develop this area to make it more interesting. With this in mind some B.B.C. members have opened up this
circular route. Some 500m. along the trail is a resting spot and look out.
If you continue and complete the trail you will cover some 2km. There is an old wagon trail from the museum, and while parts of this have been utilised, it has been more than 80 years since this track was used and the bush had completely taken over.
A further plan is to eventually extend the trail further up the creek to the ruins of Barber's Cottage (a pioneer gold miners' home, who settled in the area and after whom the town is named). This will make this walk not only a great birding experience, but also one of historic interest. It is also intended to get the local botanists to identify and label the trees to add further interest to the walk.
To date a number of 107 different species have been recorded in this area. Some of these are the African Emerald Cuckoo, Knysna Lourie (Turaco), Narina Trogon,
Gorgeous Bush-shrike and Eastern Nicator (or Yellow-spotted Nicator).