Fungi in the Blue Mountains

By | April 10, 2017

Recently we did the trip to McMahon’s Lookout, Wentworth falls. This involves about a 25km drive down Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. About 20km of the road is dirt and a bit rough, so take it easy.

From the carpark it’s about an 800m easy walk to the actual lookout. The path is an old access road.

Depending on the time of year you do the walk along the track keep a lookout for the multitude of fungi, ranging in size from just bigger than a match head to almost as big as a dinner plate.

All the photos on this page were taken of the walk to the lookout and taken using an iPhone, so anyone can do it.

It is said: All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. For those fungi that produce them, the mushroom plays a similar role to a flower or a fruit in plants. Some part of each mature mushroom produces microscopic spores that are similar to pollen or seeds, sometimes numbering in the trillions.

Oberon Tourism Office

ABC article on Blue Mountains Mushrooms

Traveller magazine article on Mushroom picking

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