Unexpected 1am Adventures to Toowoomba (QLD)

Unexpected 1am Adventures to Toowoomba (QLD)
Drive to the mysterious railway bridge Shooting at the railway bridge Climbing Mt Table Top for sunrise Franticly taking photos before the colours vanished
5.0Microadventure Rating

It was late Friday night I was chilling over at my mate’s house. At 1am we decided we’re going somewhere to capture the Milky Way.

We had become addicted to capturing the stars above lately. It just so happened to be new moon so we gathered our collection of cameras and gear and set out. On the way we picked up another friend we have met through taking photos.

Then the four of us all arrived after a few coffee stops 2 hours later, we were so keen to explore the ancient railway bridge we had heard of but never seen. We parked the car then walked along the side of the tracks for 10 minutes till we got to the bridge. When we arrived we were more than impressed – it was massive and looked like something out of a movie!  Sadly some unexpected clouds appeared and made it quite difficult to capture the Milky Way but we gave it our best none the less.

I got a few awesome shots but nothing with the bridge in it sadly as the ground below was too wet and muddy from rain a week earlier. By now it was 4am so time to head to Mt Table Top for sunrise. After a 30 minute drive and a very steep climb on sharp jagged boulders we made it to the top just in time for early morning glow. We soon saw how the Mountain got its name. The top was completely flat with only a few lonely trees surviving amongst the safari like grass. Luckily the clouds worked in our favour this time and covered the sky above us which resulted in a glorious vibrant sunrise!


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Items needed:

  • Google maps
  • Head torch
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Coffee

How to get there:

The railway bridge is about 30 mins before Toowoomba

Activities:

  • Star gazing
  • Photography
  • Hiking

Skill level:

Intermediate

Distance covered overall:

4km