12/8/13 – This area has a huge number of water falls and you could literally spend weeks exploring all this area has to offer. We had been here many years before so we didn’t feel the need to do them all again, we just picked out a few.
We had to pick up a new chair first from the camping shop. The arm on one of our chairs broke early in the trip, with only one arm holding it together. That morning the other arm went.
First stop was The Crater at Mt Hypipamee NP. We were told there was a male Cassowary with some chicks in the area. There were too many people for them to come out of hiding. The crater was a huge big hole in the ground and very hard to photograph with the uneven lighting and it was so big. In the same area are Dinner Falls.
We then headed to Malanda to take some photos of the falls. The road runs over the top of the falls and the local caravan park is within walking distance.
Back to camp for lunch and to pack up the awning while it was dry, there has been heavy dews around here in the mornings and early evenings.
We stopped in at Bromfield Swamp as we were told Cranes frequent the area, but alas not at the time of day we were there.
Next stop was Milla Milla Falls. They had changed since our last visit many years ago, a lot of the lovely green and red foliage has been chopped back. Of course there were people everywhere and buses of people turning up. The lighting wasn’t the best with the sun half on the falls and half in shade so we were happy to wait. It wasn’t until after 5.30pm when the falls were in shade and people were still turning up. We met an interesting local who had lots of stories of the area to tell and where to see some good falls and animals. The locals are happy to share information.
How the falls used to look.
By the time we got back, cooked pizza it was nearly 8pm by the time we got to eat it.
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