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Manning Gorge and Falls

sunny 31 °C

The two day stay at Manning Gorge campsite was not as pleasant as we hoped due to large noisy groups in big 4WD trucks visiting the gorge, camping close to our site and making the campsite overcrowded. Other than that we enjoyed the area and I thoroughly enjoyed swims in both the lower Manning Gorge and at Manning Falls at the Upper Gorge. The 3 km, 1 hour hike to Manning Falls was quite tough over rocky and hilly terrain and included a swim to get across the river, with our backpacks floating in an ice box, or esky as the locals call it. The falls are spectacular and the water refreshing. I swam against the stream into and behind the falls where I rested for a while experiencing this natural wonder. We saw a Yellow Spotted Monitor that posed for both Lorraine and I to take photos. The lower Manning Gorge is a haven for birds and we saw large flocks of Noisy Corellas and Red Winged Black Cockatoos.

Upper Manning Gorge

Upper Manning Gorge


Manning Falls

Manning Falls


Under Manning Falls

Under Manning Falls


Yellow spotted Monitor

Yellow spotted Monitor


Closeup of Monitor Lizard at Manning Gorge

Closeup of Monitor Lizard at Manning Gorge

Posted by KobusM 00:15 Archived in Australia

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