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Warrumbungle National Park: Timor Rock


Today’s photo is of Timor Rock, which is located on the road to Warrumbungle National Park from Coonabarabran. Timor Rock is actually within the national park and can be accessed from a park in front of the rock.

Timor Rock

Browser-based Nation Simulation Game: Nation States


Nation States is another free browser-based nation simulation game I have been playing which is quite different to Cyber Nations. In Nation States you create your nation and decide in which region of the world it will be located. The nation is developed and advanced through answering a question or two each day, so it doesn’t take a lot of time to play. You are able to interact with other nations through various aspects of the game.

Play the Game at:
http://www.nationstates.net/

A Friend’s Documentary


I have a friend who is interested in film making. The link below will take you to the video of her first documentary entitled ‘On the Banks of the Snowy River.’ It is a hypothetical reflection on what might have been, should the national capital of Australia have been located elsewhere.

www.vimeo.com/10374591

Amigo’s Castle – Lightning Ridge


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There are quite a number of strange sights at Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia. The photo at left is one of them. The building is known as ‘Amigo’s Castle,’ which is a private home with construction begun back in 1981.

The building was inspired by Roman ruins located near Amigo’s birthplace in his homeland – Italy. It has all the trappings including, dungeons and tunnels – that form part of the owner’s opal mine.

Amigo’s Castle can be seen while taking the self-drive ‘Red Car Door Tour’ in Lightning Ridge (visit the Visitor’s Centre in Lightning Ridge for a brochure).

The Grandis


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The tallest tree in New South Wales – Australia. Yesterday’s photo covered the bottom of the tree on the approach to it – today’s photo shows the top of it.

A correction concerning the location of the tree is also in order. Yesterday I said it was located in Wang Wauk State Forest – and it once was. It hasn’t sprouted legs and moved elsewhere, but it has now been included in the Myall Lakes National Park.

Tallest Tree in New South Wales


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The photo at right is of the pathway that leads to the tallest tree in New South Wales, Australia. It is a Eucalyptus grandis (Flooded Gum), located in the Wang Wauk State Forest, to the north of Bulahdelah.

The tree is thought to be over 400 years old and some 84.3 metres high. It is 2.7 metres across at its base.

Trial Bay Gaol: Arakoon State Conservation Area


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Trial Bay Gaol is located within the Arakoon State Conservation Area, not far from South West Rocks in New South Wales, Australia.

The gaol was originally built in the 1870s and was used during World War I as an internment site for Germans. There is a small cemetery located outside the gaol grounds for those who died during their internment.

For more information visit:

http://www.kevinswilderness.com/NSW/arakoon.html

Ellenborough Falls


2007_0824_ 008_WebEllenborough Falls are located to the west of Taree in New South Wales, Australia. To get there from Taree simply follow Tourist Drive 8.

The falls drop some 200m over the escarpment. There are a number of viewing areas giving good falls of the waterfall.

For more information visit:

http://www.kevinswilderness.com/NSW/ellenborough_falls.html

Gloucester River Falls: My Favourite Spot in New South Wales


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I thought that I might post some photos from my archives over the next week or so – specifically of a place I really love. The Gloucester River Falls on the Gloucester River of course, are located within the Gloucester Tops section of the Barrington Tops National Park in New South Wales, Australia. This area is my favourite spot in New South Wales.

Over the next week I hope to post photos of this area – not just the falls, but the surrounding area as well. I hope you enjoy them.

This particular view is a spot I would have to say is my favourite spot of the Gloucester Falls area. I have been trying to get the ‘just right’ shot for years.