New England National Park

I spent my easter week at the Armidale showgrounds. The weather was poor so I stayed in my car most of that time working on a little project. Finally departing I decided to head to New England National Park. Along the way I stopped in to Wollomombi Falls located in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. This is quite a beautiful rugged landscape with a couple falls to view. The gorge is massive. Would look awesome after heavy rain.

Later in the afternoon I pull in to Thungutti campgrounds at New England National Park. I had been told about this place by Jim and Cheri the photographers. I could see why it was so special once I walked in to the bush surrounding the campgrounds. Almost every tree is covered in hanging moss or lichen. It has an old world feel about it, especially with mist or smoke wafting through the foliage. Trying to capture the beauty on camera is really difficult. The light must be right to keep the depth.

On the second day I took a drive up the mountain to do some bushwalking. The track to Point Lookout was first which provided brilliant views of an insanely mountainous landscape. I then headed off winding down the mountain side on part of the Eagles Nest walking track. More beautiful trees, mosses, and lichen to admire.

About Brett

Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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