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Showing posts from April, 2011

Platypus Rock

I finished my walk at Platypus Rock.  No platypus to see unfortunately but they say they can be seen elsewhere in the waterway.


People enjoy boating on the water too.  There is a regular tour boat as well, we might catch it one day.

Water view

Nice isn't it.  The reed banks are lovely.


Come, let's take a short walk beside the water.


Lot's of weekend people, visitors and campers, were enjoying the beautiful sunny day.  I'll take you on a walk beside the water next.

Camping 2 of 2

The camping is rudimentary but that is the joy of being in the bush.

Camping 1 of 2

The great thing about this spot is the extensive camping area with plenty of good spots nestled among the trees and rocks.   The sign you can see behind the table says "Many of the trees in this area of special because they are very old but they may drop branches, or fall over suddenly without warning. For your safety do not camp, sit or stand beneath large trees or trees with overhanging branches.

Dunn's Swamp

We're there and as you can see it isn't a swamp but a rather nice stretch of water. It was created back in the 1920s by damming the Cudgegong River to provide water for the Kandos Cement Works 25 kilometres away. I am beginning a series of posts about Kandos over at my Sweet Wayfaring blog tomorrow.


Its a glorious Autumn day, not that the Australian countryside shows this particularly, other than in the rows of poplars and other non-native trees lining the driveways to rural properties. Julie said in her comment the other day that the landscape was reminding her of the Canberra area.  I was thinking that too as we drove along ... for me it is something to do with blue of the hills and the gold of dry grass and with exotic trees in Autumn colour more so, Autumn is spectacular in Canberra.

Rock outcrops

The road passes through some pretty awesome rocky country.

Drive to Dunn's Swamp

I'm going to take you on a drive to Dunn's Swamp which is in Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.


And to wrap up this series, the vintage bike on display in the dining room.


The burgers lived up to their claim.


Inside the decor is basic and fuss free.