After dropping my gear off at the Boyd River camping ground I did a quick run down to the Kanangra Walls which also holds a fantastic waterfall at the bottom of a rough bush track that is made up of slate and what only seemed like around 400 steps on the way down.
It’s a scientific fact that if you count the amount of steps going down to a place any account the amount of steps coming up from the exact same place on the exact same path, there are always four times as many steps going up. It’s really weird like that, and this place was no exception.
It’s return walk of about an hour but I think you can actually do it in about half an hour if you reasonably fit. You do have to be really careful however as there are no fences and the ground is made up of shale and can be very slippery in places with no chance of forgiveness for a slip could see you fall off the edge of the cliff. 🙂
It is however worth the walk because at the bottom you come to a fantastic little waterfall that has a fairly deep hole at the bottom of which makes for a very refreshing place for a swim on a hot day.
Given that this was peak season I had this waterfall all to myself which I thought was kind of amazing.
After all who wouldn’t want to be here!
I sat down there for around 45 minutes or so admiring the waterfall and testing out the cool freshwater, especially as it was really hot.
It was started to get dark down there so it was time to head off back up the 8 million steps so I could reach the top just in time before the sunset and giving me a fantastic opportunity to photograph Blue Mountains and the Kanangra Walls in all its glory while I enjoy the last few hours of 2015.
Over the new year I was up in and around the Blue Mountains of NSW taking in this wonderful countryside while capturing some landscape photo and what an experience!!!
Waking up on new years day I rolled out of my swag to get some early morning photos before the sun decided to cover the entire area with harsh shadows as the light pieced through the trees.
Quick stroll through the campsite revealed this little fella just having is morning breakfast. 🙂
These little swamp wallabies are the cutest little things you’ll ever see. They only stand around 40 cm high and have the fluffy as coats that look incredibly soft. This little chap was happy for me to snap his photo while he went about his business of foraging around the campsite.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this campsite but after a five hour drive was happy to see the sign of what would be the place I would spend my New Year’s Eve.
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised of the quality of this campsite. It had toilets scattered throughout and had the option to either camp next year vehicle or use one of the other predefined camp spots that had established fire pits with hot plates. The location of this campsite is ideal as it is located just down the road from Kanangra Walls, which was fantastic as I got to see 2015 out while taking photos and looking out over the gorge.
The campsite also has a small hut with a very impressive fireplace, one I could see myself sitting in front of. 🙂
No matter how impressive the campsite and the fireplace was it really couldn’t compete to what I was about to see!!!! The Kanangra Walls and waterfall….
If you want to see photos of the gorge and the Kanangra Walls you have to stick around for a few days as they will come in a follow-on post. 🙂
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