Monday, 27 April 2009

Mount Warning and Washpool National Park

Sue and Howard also took us into the bush to do some walking. One of the highlights was Mount Warning, named by Captain Cook. The peak is at the centre of the world's second largest caldera, the first being in Aso, Japan. The mountain was steep enough to have chains at the top. We came down in the dark and the rainforest looked magical as it was filled with glowworms.

On our second day we headed to Washpool National Park and the Dandahra Crags. The crags were beautiful to climb up. We had stunning views of the native rainforest and swamp as the late afternoon sun began to set. Fortunately, we didn't encounter any highly poisonous taipan snakes as we returned via a frog laden swamp.

In the evening we camped under the stars with a great wood fire.