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Gondwana Rainforest
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This area is made up of eight regions from Newcastle to Brisbane and was formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia.
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Bailey1969
Hawkesbury, NSW, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Gibraltar Range, between Glen Innes and Grafton, in northern NSW is just one section of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest region. We stumbled across this location whilst travelling from Inverell to Coffs Harbour using the Gwydir Highway. As a geography teacher, I am embarrassed to admit I did not know it was there. My husband, who grew up in the area, did not know why the area was heritage listed. Needless to say, some researching followed to enhance our appreciation of a truly beautiful part of this country.

If you happen to find yourself on this road, take the time to stop at one of the lookouts. We were fortunate enough to see a lyre bird and a spotted quoll - both running across the road when they thought it was quiet. The sounds of the bell birds in the trees and the bright flashes of king parrots hint at the huge fauna diversity of this magical location.

Would love to have had the time to do some bushwalking and dedicated bird watching. Definitely adding this one to the return list.
Written July 17, 2010
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Debi v
Mackay, Australia57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016
Interesting and enjoyable day walking in the rainforest. A fair amount of time needed and good walking shoes
Written August 29, 2017
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Martin B
Glasgow, UK1,834 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
My wife, son and I went on the Wonga Walk of 6.6 km in length from the rainforest centre. The walk was at a steady pace and stopped every now and again to take water on board. We stopped at two waterfalls to take photos. The first being the Tristania Falls. Be careful of the leaves. While waiting at the falls, a leaf appeared on my towel so I went to pick it up and it stung me. It started out with a mild sting then intensified its sting. It got better but only after three hours! We then made our way to the Crystal Shower Falls where people were sitting at the bottom of the falls while the water cascaded down on them. Taking the route that we did the path from the Crystal Water Falls to the rainforest centre was steeper than had we gone in the opposite direction. At the end of the walk which took us about 3 hours we stopped at the Canopy Cafe for a drink and a bite to eat. Overall, a lovely exhilarating walk.
Written January 2, 2017
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Antony88
Singapore, Singapore136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
On the way to Rumbalara B&B place, one will pass by this cave (Natural bridge) that has a small waterfall. Can't see this at night so if one times it right, you can see the waterfall and the ice arch, take some great shots, wait a while for darkness to blanket the place and check out the glow worms.
Written August 8, 2016
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Happytraveller604
British Columbia1,198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Great place to view a sub-tropical rainforest. Easy walk with some stairs, boardwalk, trail. Lots of interesting plants including many poisonous ones, giant ferns growing in trees, strangler fig trees, and fungii. Enjoyable to see the Natural Bridge and falls in this area.
Written March 31, 2016
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