It may not be a very attractive lookout from this angle, but the views are quite outstanding once you get up there.
From the Lookout at Moonbi over the free camp (we didn’t stay) to the ranges to the north.
The view down the New England Highway towards Tamworth from Moonbi Hill Lookout.
Wollomombi Gorge and waterfall. Despite the heavy rains this district has had the waterfall isn’t nearly as spectacular now as it is soon after heavy rains. Still, I guess that’s not pleasant bushwalking weather then. You can see the falls between the two black vertical columns in the middle of the photo, with the river below it.
Yes Steve, that fire deserves a thumbs up.
Mmmm. Promise of good things to come. We love these BBQs provided by National Parks.
Beautiful sandy beach leads to Mann R. Very chilly so we weren’t inclined to swim, but I believe it is very popular here.
The Mann River and wildflowers taken from our campsite.
We nearly got in – just the feet. And enjoyed a nice hot cuppa.
These roos have obviously seen a human to two. Mann River
This walk scarred me! This is one of thousands of conservation mounds on our upward journey – up two metres down 1.5m, up 2 down 1.5 and so on …
This was the only view we got of anything other then trees and a steadily increasing slope in front of us. Halfway up the Tommy’s Rock Lookout walk.
The path down to Duffer Falls.
Banksias and wildflowers blooming on our walk to Duffer Falls.
Duffer Falls. Vaguely through the trees you can see the proper falls, just a bit higher up.
The ‘big’ Duffer Falls.
Seeing falls from a distance doesn’t really do it for me. Lyrebird Falls.
Boundary Falls. Well worth all those steps.
This very pretty creek flowed away from the pool at the bottom of Boundary Falls.
Setting off. Bushwalking at Girraween.
Stunning country to walk through. Heading to Mt Norman, Girraween NP.
And so the climb to Mt Norman begins.
Wrong way Steve! Yes we’re heading up that rock!
I took this to show you the beautiful orchids blooming on the top of that rock.
This isn’t the Granite Belt for no reason.
Parts of the walk were across steeply sloping bare granite rock, with no handholds.
Just keep going up! Luckily granite gives a pretty good purchase for the shoes. Going to Mt Norman, Girraween NP
Trish, on the top of the world – Mt Norman, anyway.
Yay! We all made it to the top. Mt Norman, Girraween NP
Admiring the view from the top of Mt Norman. Girraween.
Trish enjoying the view. It’s pretty incredible up there.
Posing, at The Arch.
Steve and Bryan contemplating the meeting of the two creeks. It’s certainly rugged country out here.
Girraween Creek, flows along a granite bed.
Our setup, with the side shade awnings in place; though the Ugg Boots are still out!