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Our journeys around Australia

25-Nov-2007
   

From the Narawntapu National Park, we headed south towards the mountains and the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. On the way we did a short walk to a lookout at a place called Alum Cliffs. This is a place where aboriginal tribes met and is considered by them to be sacred.

The Alum Cliffs

Alum Cliffs
King Solomon Caves

We also visited the nearby King Solomon caves, it was nice and cool inside.

King Solomon's Caves

As the camping fees are very high at Cradle Mountain, we stopped at friendly campsite at a place called Gowrie Park and drove in early the next day. The camp site at Gowrie Park was an old construction camp for a hydro station several years ago. Some of the buildings were showing their age but it had good basic facilities and great views of the mountains.

Camping at Gowrie Park

Gowrie Park
View of mountains at Gowrie Park As the sun set, the colour of the mountain changed.

In Australia the postman drops your mail off in your mailbox which is usually at the end of the road or the track leading to your property so as you drive around it is not unusual to see sights like this:

Mail boxes come in all shapes and sizes.

Mail boxes