Running Time:

65 min

Release Date:

August 2001

Recording Location:

Lamington National Park, SE Queensland

Australian Creeks & Waterfalls

This recording takes you to the Mount Lamington rainforests of eastern Australia. These are subtropical rainforests, quite different to those found further north in Queensland.

As the pathways through this rainforest wind into sheltered gullies and valleys, the sound of flowing water is everywhere, and we frequently cross streams where clear waters gurgle over smooth pebbles and past moss-covered rocks, or come upon water tumbling over small cascades.

Meanwhile, birdsong drifts from the surrounding forest - Golden Whistlers, Currawongs, Fantails, Logrunners, Thornbills, Gerygones, Fruit-doves, Robins and the unusual calls of the Green Catbird. Small frogs call from soaks on the forest floor, and cicadas sing from the forest canopy.

These are ancient rainforests, and hidden deep in the ferny understory we hear two species from early songbird lineages which still survive here. The first is the Noisy Scrubbird - seldom seen but well  named. The other is the rare Albert's Lyrebird (cousin of the more well-known Superb Lyrebird), found only in this Border Ranges region, who's mimicry and song echoes through the forest.

This album can be enjoyed for the relaxing ambiences of flowing water, but it is also a sonic portrait of a vibrant ecosystem.

Audio sample of this album


The Source



Song of the Waterfall



Water Over Pebbles



Distant Waters



By a Mountain Cascade



Chorus of Masked Mountain Frogs



Flowing Ever Onward



Final Waterfall and Leaving the Forest


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"I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the Australian Creeks and Waterfalls CD that I just purchased.  It's so peaceful.  I've always wanted to visit Australia and I don't know when I will get there, but at least I can pretend that I am there while listening to this CD. Thank you."
Nina, Oakland, USA

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