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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Walking to Rainbow Falls: Part 1


Rainbow Falls is a popular but very long and arduous walk at The Gorge and normally we would use a boat to get us half of the way. It is a spectacular boat ride through the eerie stone canyons.
On our most recent trip, heavy rain on the Northern Tablelands resulted in a rapid rise in the river which made the boat ride impossible, so we decided to do something we hadn't done for a number of years and walk the entire way. The track begins deceptively with green pastures amongst the billabongs.

On the mountain side of the greenway there is a thin strip of dry rainforest that grows amongst broken stone and boulders. It is nature at it's best! I always think that it is a Japanese Garden, but of course it is better than that because it needs no care whatsoever.
Tomorrow: The Track gets much harder!

7 comments:

  1. Sometimes I wonder if we're in the same country ... it's SO GREEN in your pix - but I'm looking out the window at a stark (but still beautiful) scene of grass bleached white by the sun, eucalypts and a wide blue sky! Almost like one of my outback cliche shots!!!

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  2. Beautiful photos of some wonderful countryside, Mark. Looks positively idyllic!

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  3. Both scenes are wonderful. I'm hoping to see more from this walk. I've not been to this area. Love all the greenery and the dry rainforest begs closer inspection.

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  4. I could walk throught these pastures - the scenery is so green & lush. Maybe the next section will be a different story.

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  5. I like walks ... looking forward to joining you on this one.

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