philinsydney Posted December 7, 2008 Report Share Posted December 7, 2008 We are lucky on the east coast because we have tropical-looking vegetation at least as far as 35S. the Illawarra district south of Sydney has fertile soils and a high rainfall, meaning there are large figs, bangalow palms and fan palms, flame trees and stinging trees growing wild. But when I am travelling north the landscape doesn't really resemble the tropics until I reach Grafton and the Clarence valley. Here all of a sudden there are sugarcane plantations on the river flats overlooked by timber houses on stilts, and some enormous Moreton Bay figs in the paddocks. There is nothing quite like this south of Coffs Harbour. Where do the pseudo-tropics start for you? Philip Wright Sydney southern suburbs Frost-free within 20 km of coast Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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