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  • Springtime in horse stud country
    Springtime in horse stud country
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  • Once was a church.
    Once was a church.
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  • A clash of cultures
    A clash of cultures
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    by skatzcatz Written Nov 27, 2004

    (from the brochure) Covering an area of 74000 hectares, the unique qualities of Barrington Tops National Park reflected in its listing as a World Heritage Area and in the protection of much of its wilderness.

    Barrington Tops was born from an ancient volcano and forms part of the Great Escarpment. Steep ridges fise from near sea level to over 1500 metres and many wild streams flow from the heights.

    The rugged landscape provides habitat for a wide range of plants and animals. In this area many northern and southern plant species meet the limit of their range. Barrington Tops protects more than 50 rare or threatened plants and animals.

    For a brief visit or an extended holiday, the Barrington Tops area appeals to those simply wanting to take it easy amd enjoy the view and to others seeking adventure in wild and scenic country.

    Great campsites, walks and awesome scenery.

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    • National/State Park

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    Spring brings forth blooms...

    by iandsmith Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Fondest memory: One of the things I've always liked about Scone is that on the eastern side of the town there are streets lined with mature gum trees. Actually, they tend to be right down the middle of the street on occasions. Wherever they are they add to the lovely rural atmosphere occasioned by the rest of the foliage in the town.
    Spring brings forth blooms on certain streets and there are pleasant surprises to be had cruising the back streets.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

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    A clash of cultures

    by iandsmith Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Yes, every Australian town had one, along with a Railway Hotel. The clash here of Italianate and Federation style facades may not be to everyone's taste as a combination but it certainly catches your attention.
    The hotel is in the main street, towards the western end.

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    • Architecture
    • Family Travel
    • Beer Tasting

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    Once was a church.

    by iandsmith Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Though it used to be! Yes, back when it was erected in the 1860's, this was the Roman Catholic Church. Declining patronage and a steady decline in population has led to its reallocation of use so that it is now the arts and crafts centre.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Religious Travel

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