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Rainforest walks, rain and fog in the Gloucester Region

We walk among Antarctic Beech trees and around an old goldmine site which is being reclaimed by the rainforest. Gloucester is the gateway to the Barrington High Tops National Park, which like Springbrook and the Border Ranges is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Although we would have preferred to camp in the nationalContinue reading “Rainforest walks, rain and fog in the Gloucester Region”

Limeburners Creek NP, birds and whale watching

A couple of days of camping in Limeburners Creek National Park included some good birdwatching and whale watching. Driving from the Solitary Islands Coast to Limeburners Creek National Park took us through Coffs Harbour, and via a number of popular headland towns: Nambucca Heads, Southwest Rocks, Crescent Head. Charging at Macksville on this trip wasContinue reading “Limeburners Creek NP, birds and whale watching”

Subtropical rainforests of Springbrook and Border Ranges National Parks

Walking in Springbrook and Border Ranges rainforests which are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The northern-most destination of our trip took us into the SE corner of Queensland, to the Springbrook National Park. From there we drove west to visit the Border Ranges National Park. Both these parks are part of the GondwanaContinue reading “Subtropical rainforests of Springbrook and Border Ranges National Parks”

The Pilliga: scrub, sculptures and sandstone caves

We travel north-west from Coonabarrabran to explore the expansive Pilliga Forest. We read about the Pilliga while charging our car at the fast charger in Coonabarrabran (during our stay in the Warrumbungles) and were attracted to visit there. The Pilliga Forest includes over 5,000 km2 of semi-arid woodland. The native cypress pine (Callitris) growing there hasContinue reading “The Pilliga: scrub, sculptures and sandstone caves”

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