Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Amazing Nature Down Under

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Thankfully the 36 C heat and humidity of yesterday abated for our hike in Lamington National Park at O'Reilly's today. The temperature was still expected to reach 30C, but the mountain and rainforest, made this more comfortable for us to totally enjoy the beauty of the Box Circuit - 14kms. Half a winding, well graded descent and the latter half, gradually winding back up, but with views of a tumbling stream and cascading waterfalls.

The track was narrow, dropping steeply from the edge.

Very old Brushbox tree, one of many along the track.

Rainforest layers



Our lunch view.

Along the ascending trail, we enjoyed many views of the tumbling stream.



The trail passed in front of this Brushbox and then wound behind it, where I took a 2nd photo.


We had to rock hop across the stream several times. This was the view below our final crossing.

This is the view above the crossing.

I spotted the blue Lamington Spiny Crayfish, in the shallow water here.

My favourite waterfall. Here we watched another crayfish 'hike' around the rocks, back into the water. Sadly all my images were blurred.


Back at the O'Reilly's complex we delighted in the spectacular colour of the crimson rosella parrot.

It was wonderful to be back in the Aussie bush. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. I would love to read your comment.

8 comments:

  1. Not totally unlike our forest walks--- rainforest. Well, we don't have any parrots. We do have lots of ferns and fungus.

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    1. I'll compare when I visit. I look forward to walking beneath your giant trees.

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    2. I'll compare when I visit. I look forward to walking beneath your giant trees.

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  2. Love the waterfall and the lush, green forest!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, Helen! These are views and types of vegetation I have never seen in person.
    The parrot is truly spectacular!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying where I live, as much as I enjoy your blog. We live in such contrasting places

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  4. Ooh that parrot! It would be fun to see things like that on ordinary hikes.

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  5. I certainly did enjoy my visit on your hike. Thank you for taking us all along via this blog.

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