traditional Maori experience of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village at Rotarua, on New Zealands north island, allowed us to get up close to the hot springs, and mud pools and to view the Pōhutu geyser from a short distance
The Snowy Mountains are just as exciting in the summer as when they are bathed in white snow of winter
This area of Carnarvon Gorge was drier and more open and less shaded than the more lush areas of the gorge and we were probably feeling the after effects of walking 18 kilometres on the first day
An area of extreme contrasts, Carnarvon Gorge is the only remaining remnant of rainforest in Central Queensland. Nowhere is this landscape of extremes evident than on the trek to Mickeys Creek.
Litchfield National Park, is one of the prettiest National Parks I have witnessed. It features numerous waterfalls which cascade over the sandstone ridge which is Tabletop Range.
The little stream was running down a channel in the rock wall and formed a little pool at the base of the ampitheatre.
Wards Canyon is the only area in Central Queensland that still supports King Ferns
a haven of rainforest and moss and lichen covered rocks, trickling streams and a small waterfall cascading over a small ledge into a cool, welcoming pool created by the running water over thousands of years.
Carnarvon Gorge’s rock art sites are believed to have been in use for over 3500 years with connection to the Bidjara and Karingbal Aboriginal people.
follow Carnarvon Creek into the heart of the gorge under towering cliffs, across stepping stones in the creek and you will discover Aboriginal rock art and cultural sites, fernfilled gorges, breathtaking sandstone structures, rainforest pockets. A wonderful oasis in the outback.