Hiked 25km of the Gorge
Trip Start Apr 07, 2009
5Trip End Apr 11, 2009
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Where I stayed
Takarakka Bush Resort
We sat & had a picnic lunch by a swimming hole & the water was icy cold, which was nice to cool your feet off in. Nath hadn't tried on his walking shoes for a few months & discovered that he had grown out of them . Walking this distance in thongs was very uncomfortable.
On the way back we did a few of the side tracks many of which were quite steep. We visited Art Gallery & Cathedral Cave to see some aboriginal rock art. It is mostly like stencils of handprints on the 62 m long sandstone wall. One of my favourite side tracks was Boowinda Gorge – it is an increasingly narrowing gorge with steep sides & lots of ferns. One of the kind of places you would have no hope if a flash flood occurred.
We met the aboriginal ranger who walks these tracks everyday to make sure everyone is OK
Each of these side tracks added more kilometres & by the end we were deliciously exhausted & sat back at our campsite enjoying the feeling of hard physical exertion!