Monthly Archives: February 2022

Porcupine Gorge

I stayed six days at Porcupine Gorge Sacred National Park – an arid region laced with sandstone cliffs and canyons. Upon arriving, I sensed it to be a special place. A blood-red sunset mauled the horizon, and a pair of … Continue reading

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Wallaman Falls

In the language of the Warrgamaygan, Girramay, and Warungnu people, “Wallaman” means “big water”. The Wallaman Falls of Girringun Sacred National Park plunge 268 meters (880 feet) off the Seaview Range, the highest single waterfall drop in this very flat … Continue reading

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Visiting with a Turtle ‘God’

While camping near Wallaman Falls (Girringun Sacred National Park), I ventured one morning to a broad smooth-surfaced rock pool, along the creek up from the big falls. I found a comfortable bench-seat in the ancient rocky bank, right by the … Continue reading

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Carnarvon Gorge

In Queensland’s central highlands, the Carnarvon Gorge sits within a much larger sandstone range. From its rugged gorges and canyons, this Tasmanian-sized escarpment sends all-important rainwater west and south, as well as east, providing water to places as far away … Continue reading

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