The range offers striking contrasts with its diversity of habitats and plant communities, providing sanctuary for around 90 species of reptiles and amphibians, 65 species of mammals and 270 species of birds. There are remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expansive forests and spectacular views.
Around the 1860s gold prospectors staked their claims on quartz-bearing rock in the hope of striking it rich. The mines produced only small amounts of gold and were abandoned in the 1950s. Old mine shafts and adits are still there along the Golden Boulder track at Bellbird Grove.
My Neighbourhood Map
Use this tool to get a contour map with heights above sea level by selecting the Suburb, and checking the Environment map layer. As you can see, The Grove is well above sea level.