Once a month I join with a bunch of cool bloggers who take ten photos from one day and then share it on the tenth of the month (10 on 10) At the end of each post you’ll get a link which will take you to the next person in the circle so you can see what everyone has done. Because it’s just pictures, it’s really quick and fun to follow the links. Make sure to follow around the circle, leave a comment and enjoy what everyone has been up to.
So in the recent school holidays we did some camping and bushwalking. Enroute to a waterfall we had decided to investigate hubby and I got to talking about what our favourite family bushwalk had been. We tossed ideas back and forth with “remember when we hiked Wineglass Bay” and “Cradle mountain started well”. We debated views, with accessibility and in the end we both agreed that the Wollemi National Park walk from Newnes to the Glow Worm Tunnel would be right up there.
I discovered that the photos had somehow slipped through the net and so today for this month’s photography circle I have decided to share our favourite family bushwalk.
The bushwalk begins not far from the Newnes campground, nestled within the Wollemi National Park not far from the luxury resort in the Wolgan Valley. Located not far from Lithgow this campsite and bushwalk is on the western side of the Blue Mountains.
The bushwalk is rated moderate and they weren’t mucking aroud. The introduction to the walk was hot, dusty and steep. Perfectly matched to a pink sequin cap.
Important to look your best bushwalking.
Upwards and upwards we walked. Daddy was on hand to make sure we were headed in the right direction.
Finally we reached the top overlooking the Wolgan Valley.
After a dry and dusty beginning you may be thinking that this looks exactly like every other Aussie bushwalk you have been on. But then the track continues and before you know it you are walking inside a lush rainforest. The sky is blocked with fern fronds and the sound of running water can be heard as the track runs parallel to a meandering stream. Cool, damp and silent. The anticipation for the glow worms builds.
And then finally we reach the small, dark entrance to the glow worm tunnel and in perfect irony for a photography post – I can’t show you a photo of the glow worms because obviously the shots wouldn’t turn out. Except I will say that the tunnel was amazing. Something so tiny in the thousands can be visually spectacular. Raya still talks about the glow worms.
After resting in the tunnel delighting in the glow worms it was time to descend back down the hill to the campground where toasted marshmellows were on offer to reward the small ones on an exhausting effort. A perfect end to a wonderful family bushwalk.
Tell me – does your family enjoy bushwalking? Have you ever been to Newnes? Seen glow worms?
Now this is where you click on to follow the circle: I’m handing you over to my good mate Steph at Steph’s Joy. She takes amazing photos. You can tell her I said that.