Sunday Shorts -New England Rainforest

For today’s Sunday Shorts we take a look at the stunning Northern Tablelands of New South Wales and the impressive World Heritage Listed Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks not far out of Glen Innes. Part of the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia these two adjacent parks make for  the perfect escape. With tranquil camping areas, awe inspiring waterfalls and lush rainforest to explore you will not be disappointed. Being high up on the Great Dividing Range it is an escape from the heat and humidity of its coastal neighbours along the north coast. If you are after a dip there are plenty of refreshing streams and natural pools that entice.

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The captivating Murrumbooee Cascades can be found along a 6km return walk from Mulligans Camping Area
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At Murumbooee Cascades the historic weir built in the 1920s to measure waterflow can be found
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The historic Mulligans Hut can be found near the camping area and is now a covered picnic area on the river bank
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There is a well laid out and shady camping area at Mulligans Hut
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Several scenic and diverse walks depart from Mulligans Hut Camping Area
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Views from Granite Lookout in Washpool National Park are simply breathtaking and worth the short 800 metre stroll.
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Views to the south over the ranges from Rasberry Lookout are second to none and it is easily accessed off the Gwydir Highway.
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Picturesque Boundary Falls may be a steep descent to the base but the delightful pool is a great spot for a dip
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Glimpses of Lyrebird Falls can be had from the lookout following a 1km walk
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A top campipng area can be found a short stroll from Boundary Falls
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Logging relics near Boundary Falls Camping Area gives an insight into the areas logging history

 

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