Now this location was a mission and a half. Very well hidden, not far from Bombala, is a secret waterfall. We’d asked around but hardly anyone had heard of Nalbaugh Falls. So our first expedition to find it ended in disappointment. Not a single sign anywhere along the Coolangubra Forest Way. We ventured down a couple of the forest roads to the right but quickly realised that we could get lost pretty quickly up there. So we agreed to head home and try to get more information. Continue reading
Less popular than nearby Saltwater Creek, Bittangabee Bay is one of the prettiest places to camp on the Far South Coast. With more than twice the amount of campsites, it’s hard to feel crowded at Bittangabee. The downside is that it is a little bit more of a walk down from the headland to the bay for a swim or fish. Though having said that, it is the perfect place to swim in the protected bay on a lazy afternoon. Continue reading
Historic Pambula is a great location for photographers if you know where to look. For dawn, nothing beats Panboola Wetlands and the adjacent flats. A lot of work has gone into restoring the wetlands to provide a beautiful natural experience of fresh water billabongs and saltmarsh and mangroves. The walks and cycling tracks meander from close to town to the old racecourse and all around. During the day, the patient can spot countless birds and wildlife. Continue reading
Ideal camping weather and ideal photography weather are two different things. This weekend we had ideal camping conditions with beautiful clear skies over Aragunnu campground just south of Bermagui, NSW. While it would have been nice to have gorgeous dramatic skies for our dawn and dusk photos, we made the most of what we did have and practiced thinking outside the square a little. Continue reading
We were starting to think we were cursed when we set of on this weekend’s adventure to Saltwater Creek Campground in Ben Boyd national Park. Just as we were putting the last of our gear in the back of the car it started to rain. After a little bit of discussion and quite a bit of checking the radar on the BOM we decided to risk it and go anyway. Continue reading
Merimbula, on the Sapphire Coast of NSW, is one of the most popular holiday destinations for a very good reason and it’s one of our favourite places to take photos. From Short Point, overlooking Back Lake and Tura Beach to Top Lake and the Boardwalk; the ever popular Bar Beach and Mitchies Jetty; Merimbula is full of lovely spots to spend the day soaking up some sun, relaxing or trying something new. Continue reading
What better place to watch the moon rise but Moon Bay, an unspoilt part of Mimosa Rocks National Park. This is a fascinating little bay, hidden down a path that is great to walk down but not quite so much fun to walk up. It is at the southernmost end of the national park which gets its name from the Paddle Steamer Mimosa which wrecked at the northern end of the park in 1863. Continue reading
It was a beautiful crisp winter morning when we decided to take the scenic Tantawanglo Mountain Road to Alexanders Hut. Winding our way up the mountain, we stopped to stretch our legs at Six Mile Creek campground vowing to come back and stay when the weather warms up.
Getting back on the road we took the turn off at the top of the mountain and followed the Cattlemans Link Track to the beautifully restored Alexanders Hut. Originally built in 1892 it was taken over by National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2002 and is now a prime destination in the South East Forests National Park.
We explored the grounds and enjoyed a lovely packed lunch, sitting around the fire pit just outside the hut. It is so easy to imagine what life was like for the Robinson family who built the original hut and lived in it as part of their properties until the early 80’s. When the Wilkinson’s purchased the property in 1989, they embarked on a series of renovations giving us the hut we now enjoy.
After lunch we explored a little further and found the remains of some cattle yards near Nunnock Swamp. The short winter day turned the air rather crisp, but having discovered this treasure we’ll be back for a longer stay this spring.