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Six Mile Creek

Saturday, 14 February 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / New South Wales
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I drove south west from Sydney towards Canberra, but narrowly missed and continued south on the Monaro highway, and then the Snowy Mountains highway. Rolling flat grassland hills, dotted here and there with domains of boulders covered with lichen. I stopped briefly at ?? and had a poke around, found a NPWS info board and gleaned the location of a nearby campsite, Six Mile Creek, some 25 km away as my GPS put it. The road to Six Mile Creek was unsealed and a great deal of fun, it was in excellent condition and not a soul was on it.

I arrived at the campsite to find it almost deserted spare one group, mother and children down one end. A babbling creek was a constant mummer in the background if you listened carefully, but then you could, the silence was only broken by a chorus from a colony of Kookaburras and the constant buzz of marsh flies.

I wandered to the cascades, a short 10 minute walk through the rainforest. The cascades was a series of huge boulders, arranged to drop the creek level by some 30 metres. Where the water pooled at the top and ran over, it was slowly eroding the rock. A splendid litle waterfall.

It was almost unbearably hot and humid at mid day, but it soon eased to a comfortable evening and a very cool night. I woke up to the Kookaburras chorus, and enjoyed a camp bacon and egg breakfast, broke camp and left before the heat came back!