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    A sense of humour

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 21, 2014

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    Careful you're not standing in it
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    Favorite thing: We stumbled onto this little gem of classic Aussie self-deprecating humour quite by chance while checking out a side road.

    Fondest memory: It is exactly what it says but they have gardens there nurtured from certain waste products they obtain rather freely.
    There are humorous signs in the gardens and I do recommend you seek them out for fifteen minutes of fun.
    Sadly, OH&S rules preclude you entering the premises these days but you can still stop by and see a couple of things from the gate, as shown in the most recent picture.

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    Coutts water

    by iandsmith Written Oct 31, 2013

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    Beautiful Coutts Water
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    Favorite thing: This is a lovely spot, right beside the main road west, about 20kms or so out of town. A delightful little streamlet runs through open paddocks and bushland high on the plateau.
    There are a couple of spots where you can free camp but if you just want to stop for a picnic, that's fine also. However, there are no facilities here.

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    Life in the rainforest

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 29, 2013

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    Rosewood Creek
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    Favorite thing: I just love walking through the forest, especially sub-tropical rain forest. Not enough foliage so that you can't see through but plenty so the sun shines through only in entrancing shafts of light.

    Fondest memory: One of the best walks I've ever done is the Rosewood Creek walk. You can walk along easy gradients and, if you are keen, walk down the stairs to Cedar Falls, a return trip that only takes something less than half an hour, allowing for viewing time.
    This is classic rainforest, with abundant water everywhere. Depending on when you travel you may wish to take precautions against leeches (petroleum jelly plastered around the top of your ankle where your socks finish will help) but don't be put off by them, they're a fact of life in this type of area.

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    Go for a drive

    by iandsmith Written May 15, 2011
    On the road to Never Never
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    Favorite thing: At over 700 metres with rolling hills and a consistent rainfall, the words "verdant" and "lush" are but a few that come to mind.
    With scenery like this it's well worth just jumping in your vehicle, taking care to pack your camera, and go for a drive in the countryside. West is best, otherwise you'll just be heading down the mountain again.
    Included here are some scenes I've taken while on one of the many journeys I've taken up there.

    Fondest memory: I've travelled these roads in fog, in rain, at sunrise and sunset and it's always beautiful.

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    • Road Trip
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    Rosewood Creek Track

    by iandsmith Updated May 15, 2011

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    A delight to the eye
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    Favorite thing: View en route on the 5.5km Rosewood Creek Trail which you can extend by descending to Cedar Falls. For about 2kms you are side by side with this beautiful stream.
    The crystal clear waters betraying the rocky base as it gurgles and crashes its way seawards through the leafy undergrowth littered with fallen giants that lived long before you and I but are now just food for the fungi.

    Fondest memory: There is a downhill and an uphill side to this track with quite a few steps as you descend to Cedar Falls. For a short time it is steep but the steps are made so it's not dangerous.

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