Dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of Nail Can Hill, a fantastic treasure right on Albury’s doorstep.

Nail Can Hill Flora and Fauna reserve, in Albury, is a highly modified environment due to historical clearing (1800s), gold mining and localized bush fires, that is now successfully regenerating and supporting vibrant biodiversity. 

The 'hill' has many mountain bike and walking tracks, a broad range of flora and fauna and hosting some big events like the Nail Can Hill Run in May and the Wildflower walks (Sept/Oct).

Friends of Nail Can Hill are a dynamic group established in 2014 to promote community appreciation, understanding and engagement with the Nail Can Hill environment. We have a small but dedicated steering committee and we welcome any and all input.

Our strategy, to enhance the native flora and fauna biodiversity on Nail Can Hill, is to work closely with and support the two land managers involved (Albury City Council and the Crown Lands Section of the NSW government), and we also receive strong support from Parklands Albury-Wodonga and the Local Landcare Co-ordinator.

Our activities include guided community biodiversity walk'n'talks especially focusing on reptiles, birds, Squirrel gliders and  wildflowers. We also remove of environmental weeds, support biological control agents where possible, have active revegetation projects, and promote local handbooks to help us discover the vibrant biodiversity of Nail Can Hill.

Most of Albury-Wodonga is located on riverine alluvial sediments (sands, silts, clays and gravels) deposited by the Murray River and its contributories.

  • The stony hills that rise to the north (Black Range) and west (Nail Can Hill) consist of high grade Ordovician metasediments (quartz, mica and schist) (Soil Conservation Service, 1978).
  • The area receives around 700 millimetres of rainfall per year.
  • The Albury area is located in the South West Slopes biogeographic region (bioregion) of New South Wales.
  • This bioregion has been described as one of the most cleared regions in Australia (State of the Environment Advisory Council 1996).
  • The fertile natural grassy woodlands were mostly cleared for agriculture, and now there is less than 10% remaining (Miles 2001)

Vegetation community: Box Gum Grassy Woodland, Granitic Hills Woodland, Heath Dry Forest, and Box Ironbark Forest

Classified for uses: Recreation, Conservation and Multiple Cultural heritage sites.

Size : 1200 Hectares

Our mates at Parklands Albury Wodonga have an an interactive map of the walking and bike trails.

Download the booklet "Along the Bush Tracks - discovering the hilltop bushlands of Albury-Wodonga including plants, birds and trails" from the AlburyCity Council webpage.  

This publication was originally written by members of Monument Hill Parklands and Albury Wodonga Field Naturalists with support from the National Environment Centre (Riverina Institute of TAFE) and Parklands Albury Wodonga.


Nest box monitoring by volunteers

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