Crowdy Head National Park
Trip Start Sep 18, 2007
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We stopped off at Rawson Falls firstly. This waterfall is in the middle of a nature reserve, home to a number of types of huge tree. After a walk in the forest where we came across a porcupine and a look at the falls, we had a bite to eat. A few sambo's later, and a bone shaking ride down the road, we came to the Elenborough Falls
The whole east coastline seems to be dotted with lighthouses where generally you get a good view of nearby bays. So on our second day in the area, we drove up to Crowdy Head which is just down the road from Harrington, in Crowdy Bay National Park, and got out to inspect the local lighthouse.
The region has rocky headlands, one after another, dividing the bays. There are walks out to each of the headlands. So, after our visit to the lighthouse, we took the rented car for a spin along a gravel road and parked it near a group of kangaroos at Indian head. They were lying or bouncing around the grass and were clearly well used to people.
We walked from there and did a loop to Diamond Head where there's sparkly bits in the rock. The sea has bored a tunnel through some big rocks to creat an arch. We said we'd take a path off this circuit for a look at fishermans something or other, fishermans point I think. We ended up getting lost because the path was one that seemed to split into 20 different directions. Taking the one that looked to us the least overgrown led us into a maze of trees with spiders webs all over the place, and the massive spiders that made them were everywhere. Got to the fishermans point eventually which really was nothing special (maybe for fishing but...). It was a steep climb back onto the main trail but we got a sense of satisfaction out of finding what we were looking for, hard and all as it was.
Went to Perpendicular Head for a walk too, where there's a 40m drop off the clifftops to the sea.
Ideally, we would have liked to have walked up to the top of North Brother Mountain on our way back but it wasn't possible before dark. It's an excellent viewing spot, you can see for miles in a number of directions.