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Wurrumbungle National Park

Kangaroo Heaven

semi-overcast 20 °C

November 12 ~ November 14, 2010

Work Dubbo is finished, we're off to do a bush walk again. The Wurrumbungle National Park is located a couple hours north of Dubbo, or a few hours inland between Sydney and Brisbane. It has beautiful gorges, deep valleys, and wonderful rock formations left over from 17 million years of an eroded volcano - according to the guide.

So far, I (Erica) have seen about four Kangaroos the entire time I've been here. The Wurrumbungles were a heaven of Kangaroos. Within minutes of being in the park, we were greeted by different packs of kangas!

mama and her joey

mama and her joey


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We planned to do a 3 day, 2 night hike. We started and finished at the Pincham carpark.

After a few hours of hot and hard hiking, we weren't especially impressed.... though there were a few beautiful lookouts!

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Can you spot James?

Can you spot James?


James asking the great rock for wisdom

James asking the great rock for wisdom


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The best part of the trip was our camp spot at the Nuada Campsite. The spot was right on the creek and encircled by trees. As soon as we got there, we set up our tent, and had a extremely cold water sponge bath by the river. We gathered firewood and made our camp dinner, though after dinner we were both too exhausted to make the fire.

We woke up the next day to a solemn sky.

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We decided to cut our hike short and head back before the cats and dogs come pouring down.

On our way back, I had the honor of being within a couple meters of dinning kangaroos!

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The rain clouds hung on for the rest of our hike, until the end, the sun came back out... so we finished our trip with a dip in the water.

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Posted by etthuang 16:50 Archived in Australia Tagged hiking trekking camping kangaroos bushwalking wurrumbungle_national_park camp_nuada

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