EXPLORING GUNDABOOKA NATIONAL PARK

Woke up to another cool morning but being tucked away in the stands of Mulga trees we missed out on a morning of frost. plan toady was to walk out to the plateau lookout for uninterrupted view across to Mount Gundabooka and also wander out to have a look at the local rock art. BUT- on the way in yesterday we saw that the road was shut to the art ( but after we chatted to some other campers, you could do the 6km walk along the road then continue along the gorge- decided no ). The plateau walk started at our camp and with an estimated turn around time of 2 hours it sounded a great way to fill in the morning. A well designated track meanders through the scrub with large gundabooka ant nests around. Getting closer to the rise in the landscape National Parks have put in an impressive stone walk way- old school stone wall and path building. Wasn't long before we found the end of the path and the viewing platform, impressive is an understatement. Views across the plains below and across to Mount Gundabooka. The mountain rises to 500 metres high and with the right light there are stunning views on the rock walls. A very quiet forest with little colour apart from the odd red native grevillia ( ? ) and minimal wildlife, we only saw the odd bird and signs of roos but nothing else. Decision was made for a camp oven 3 ingredient sweet cake- not saying it wasn't bad BUT next time we may do a 4 ingredient !!!!

An hour spent here was well worth the time and for those who need some technology we had phone service here on the lookout but none at camp. An easy afternoon back at camp- tomorrow we head out further west towards the parol-darling basing area after we detour through Bennetts gorge. 














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