Scouring Google Earth all along the high country searching for the out of ordinary, Owen found a magnificent gorge carved by a creek that seemed to be dry. That weekend he and his two best mates were off, heading in a direction none of them had ever been before; the High Plains Wilderness in Kosciuszko National Park.
- Wildlife (Brumbies, Wedge-tail Eagles, Dingoes, Kangaroos, Platypus)
- Turquoise stained creek
- Rolling hills disappearing into vast gorges
Blue Waterholes Camping Ground
Heading south-west from Canberra we spent our first night camping on the shore of Lake Eucumbene. After a quick fish in the morning, we were inbound for Blue Waterholes.
Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge Hikes
The hike meanders along Cave Creek with several river crossings testing your agility coming to an end at the waterfall where only the brave hearted can face the icy cold water.
That night under the watchful eye of howling dingoes and stars as bright as the sun, we tried our luck with the trout we spotted earlier. One thing to keep in mind is walking this track at night with a beer in one hand and fishing gear in the other will result in some very wet feet.
- Tent, sleeping bag, ground mat
- Topographic map (no service out here)
- Day pack
- Hiking boots
- Fishing rod
How To Get There