Boonoo Boonoo Weekend
Around 15 of us made the journey inland to the Great Dividing Range for our weekend camping in the Boonoo Boonoo National Park, just north of Tenterfield. Most of us camped in the Cypress Pine camp ground, while 6 stayed in the relative 'luxury' of Robinson’s cottage.
Our first morning took us up Bald Rock. After the prolonged dry spell throughout NSW, spring flowers were more sparse than usual. However, walking up through the forest, to our delight, we passed clusters of beautiful yellow orchids- Dendrobium speciosum, or more commonly referred to as rock lily's - which were on full and stunning display. Up on top, whilst delaying for lunch, we enjoyed spectacular views in all directions to distant ranges - including Mt Lindsay. Numerous bushfires could also be seen in the far distance.
Before returning to camp, some of us travelled down to a picturesque section of the Boonoo Boonoo River for more exploring and cooling off.
Later, back at camp, we ventured down along the river bed to find many more wild flowers than we'd seen during the day, up higher. We also watched the sun go down over a wide, still part of the river where the shy platypus quietly skimmed the surface and dived under in search of dinner.
Next day we walked downstream from camp along the Boonoo Boonoo river and rock-hopped amongst some beautiful water holes and waterfalls. Some amongst us were even brave enough to swim in the cool pools. We finished up at the lookout where the river cascaded into the valley running away below us.
It was a memorable weekend amongst a special part of our Australian bushland.
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