Dusk Over The Tollgate Islands

Trish Meyer

Denhams Beach, Australia

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The Tollgate Islands in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, were named by Lt James Cook on his
epic voyage along the East Coast of Australia in 1770.

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Tollgate Islands Nature Reserve was created in April 1959. It consists of two rocky islands located 6km east-south-east of Batemans Bay and covers an area of a little over 12ha. Permits are required to go ashore,
but anchoring a boat in the sheltered waters provides ultimate pleasure observing the natural wonder of these
islands from the comfort of your vessel.

Daytime Tollgate Islands

The Tollgate Islands provide a breeding habitat for seabirds, including Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor),
White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) and Wedgetailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus).
White-faced Storm-petrels are international migratory birds.

“Dusk Over The Tollgate Islands”

Although the same plant species occur on both islands, there is a significant difference between the types

of growth found on the tops of each island. On the west island a broad bladed tussock grass is dominant
while the east island is largely covered with coastal heath species.

Views in all Seasons from my home :)

Tollgate Islands, Clyde River and Batemans Bay from about 35,000ft.

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